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Allen Ginsberg began his 1956 poem "Howl" with those words. James Carroll uses them in his Boston Globe op ed today, a piece ...
by teacherken
Comment Count 188 comments on Mon Oct 06, 2008 at 03:28 AM PDT with 277 Recommends
When it comes to spending, boy do we have a MILITARY spending problem. Even if we end the war operations in Afghanistan more quickly, we are still spending approx $150 billion more than the post-...
by ConnectTheDotsUSA
Comment Count 34 comments on Fri Apr 25, 2014 at 07:02 PM PDT with 36 Recommends
This is a call to action diary. It is dedicated to HoundDog. The Pentagon Budget - 22 Veterans Commit Suicide Every Day HoundDog has chased down an important story this weekend, about the ...
by LilithGardener
Comment Count 25 comments on Sat May 24, 2014 at 05:11 PM PDT with 25 Recommends
Perhaps you've heard something about the "dangerous" cuts planned for the defense budget.
by gjohnsit
Comment Count 12 comments on Fri Aug 05, 2011 at 07:50 PM PDT with 25 Recommends
Now that there's this important, gigantic Stimulus Package before Congress to help us with the incredible shrinking economy, it's beyond time to think about one of the most titanic drags on that ...
by thinkbridge
Comment Count 17 comments on Tue Feb 03, 2009 at 03:11 PM PST with 23 Recommends
Many American liberals and economic populists are on guard in the wake of the fiscal cliff deal between Congress and the President on taxes and revenue, because what Washington expects to negotiate ...
by Robert Naiman
Comment Count 31 comments on Fri Jan 04, 2013 at 11:07 AM PST with 17 Recommends
Some people in Washington want to cut Social Security and veterans' benefits, by cutting the cost-of-living adjustment. But there's a better way to cut government debt than cutting Social Security ...
by Robert Naiman
Comment Count 14 comments on Thu Aug 30, 2012 at 12:41 PM PDT with 12 Recommends
It seems like it was only just the other day - actually, it was September - that Administration officials referred to the right-wing foreign policy lobby group AIPAC as "
by Robert Naiman
Comment Count 7 comments on Thu Feb 13, 2014 at 11:30 AM PST with 11 Recommends
The U.S. military budget, and the add-on war budget, and the total of the two have all been headed upwards for years and have been headed upwards for the past year and a half. Yes, I know, all you ...
by David Swanson
Comment Count 8 comments on Fri Jun 11, 2010 at 07:23 AM PDT with 11 Recommends
The Obama-hating Neocon Right is trying to Swift Boat the expected nomination of Chuck Hagel to be Secretary of Defense, by making up a fantasy scare story that Hagel, former U.S. Senator from ...
by Robert Naiman
Comment Count 35 comments on Wed Dec 19, 2012 at 02:21 PM PST with 9 Recommends
When I was an undergraduate in college - thirty years ago - I saw a poster in someone's apartment. It was a photograph of a group of kids scurrying happily about in a school playground. The caption ...
by Robert Naiman
Comment Count 3 comments on Thu Apr 18, 2013 at 01:16 PM PDT with 8 Recommends
I have to credit Norman Goldman mentioning this on his show Friday afternoon. William D. Hartung is the director of the Arms and Security Project at the Center for International Policy. CNN featured ...
by Ginny in CO
Comment Count 20 comments on Sat Feb 23, 2013 at 04:30 AM PST with 6 Recommends
How does our Military spending compare to other countries? We are off the charts. The U.S. alone spent 39% of the entire world’s military spending in 2013 — more than $600 Billion. That’s ...
by ConnectTheDotsUSA
Comment Count 11 comments on Fri Apr 25, 2014 at 06:30 PM PDT with 4 Recommends
The agreement in Washington to raise the debt ceiling in exchange for spending cuts has made a lot of people very unhappy. But the agreement had one important positive aspect: it created a historic ...
by Robert Naiman
Comment Count 9 comments on Fri Aug 05, 2011 at 10:42 AM PDT with 4 Recommends
While it may be unfair and even inaccurate to characterize the personnel of the United States Air Force as flyboys, being flyboys is what the George Bushes and John McCain have in common and the Air ...
by hannah
Comment Count 2 comments on Fri Feb 15, 2008 at 11:35 AM PST with 4 Recommends
I claim that the following is a basic economic fact, which all Keynesian economists should readily acknowledge: in the current federal budget political context, in which federal borrowing is capped ...
by Robert Naiman
Comment Count 5 comments on Mon Oct 07, 2013 at 12:56 PM PDT with 3 Recommends
Everyone always has advice for the President. Sure. I'm a White House advisor, too -- in my mind. But if I really had the President's ear to offer lines of attack and argument for the third-and-...
by jonibgud
Comment Count 15 comments on Mon Oct 22, 2012 at 08:49 AM PDT with 3 Recommends
President Obama is preparing to deliver a major address to a joint session of Congress on Thursday, outlining his plans for spending and tax cuts to create jobs. Here's a plan that would likely ...
by Robert Naiman
Comment Count 5 comments on Wed Sep 07, 2011 at 02:29 PM PDT with 3 Recommends
Rolling stone has this cool feature in their national affairs section which i really enjoy reading called the "Threat Assessment" so i think ill make up my own and share. Enjoy!
by greenpunx
Comment Count 1 comments on Tue Apr 01, 2008 at 04:43 PM PDT with 1 Recommend