There Have Been 21 Debate Questions About Paying For Social Programs, Zero About Paying For War

By Sarah Lazare, Inthesetimes.com -

Democratic debate moderators are sending the message that we can afford policies that spread militarism—but not those that protect human life. The implication of these moderators’ questions—that [...]

Boondoggle: Inc. Making Sense Of The $1.25 Trillion National Security State Budget

By William D. Hartung and Mandy Smithberger, Tomdispatch.com -

In its latest budget request, the Trump administration is asking for a near-record $750 billion for the Pentagon and related defense activities, an astonishing figure by any measure. If passed by [...]

Democrats Cave In Secret Budget Deal With Trump

By Ralph Nader, Nader.org -

While attention was focused on the House of Representatives’ impeachment of Donald J. Trump, legislators from both parties were secretly huddling with White House aides to seal a $1.4 trillion [...]

The US Is Spending 1.25 Trillion Annually On War

By William D. Hartung and Mandy Smithberger, Tomdispatch.com -

In its latest budget request, the Trump administration is asking for a near-record $750 billion for the Pentagon and related defense activities, an astonishing figure by any measure. If passed by [...]

One Million Protest In Brazil Against Education Budget Cuts And Pension Reform

By Emilly Dulce, Igor Carvalho and Luciana Console, Brasildefato.com.br -

Hundreds of thousands of school and university students, teachers, professors, and staff took to the streets on Wednesday, May 15, all over Brazil to protest against the education budget cuts [...]

Boondoggle, Inc. Making Sense Of The $1.25 Trillion National Security State Budget

By William D. Hartung and Mandy Smithberger, Tomdispatch.com -

In its latest budget request, the Trump administration is asking for a near-record $750 billion for the Pentagon and related defense activities, an astonishing figure by any measure. If passed by [...]

Hey America, Here’s What Your Budget Buys + Big Brother’s New Censorship Tool

By Eleanor Goldfield, Occupy.com -

Rob from the poor to give to our wars. We take a dive into the grotesque sludge that is Trump's proposed budget - and why we should really care regardless of whether it passes Congress or not. [...]

Want To Improve Education? Empower The Students.

By Shari Davis and Dylan Welch, Medium.com -

Autumn is here — and with it, a renewed conversation about how educators, parents, and communities improve their students’ education. Often in this discussion, solutions come down from on high [...]

Our Poor, Defenseless Military Industrial Complex

By Alan McLeod, Fair.org -

It is a sign of our times that our media attempt to decipher future government policy by analyzing the president’s tweets, like some bizarre game of telephone. Throughout November, there was [...]

The Pentagon Failed Its Audit Amid A $21 Trillion Scandal (Yes, Trillion)

By Lee Camp, Truthdig.com -

New York Congresswoman-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez was ruthlessly attacked recently, and I feel a bit responsible. I might have accidentally tainted her Twitter feed with truth serum. But that [...]

Cost Of War On Terror Soon To Be Over $6 Trillion

By Staff, Watson.brown.edu -

The United States has appropriated and is obligated to spend an estimated $5.9 trillion (in current dollars) on the war on terror through Fiscal Year 2019, including direct war and war-related [...]

Military-Friendly: Zooming Into The State-Level War Machine

By Eleanor Goldfield, Artkillingapathy.com -

It’s a pretty boring drive. My friends in Sweden always engage their rose-colored paradigms when I talk about driving in the US. They think it’s like Thelma and Louise or that Johnny Depp [...]

Here’s What We Could Have If We Slashed The Military Budget

By Lindsay Koshgarian, Jacobinmag.com -

The Pentagon is set to receive $717 billion in 2019 — more than half of the roughly trillion-dollar annual budget. That level of Pentagon funding is immense by any standard. Next year’s budget [...]

Beijing Notes Signs Of US Decline Behind Bloated New Pentagon Budget

By Elliott Gabriel, Mintpressnews.com -

BEIJING – China has expressed serious concern about the new United States military budget, which explicitly notes the U.S.’ “long-term strategic competition with China” as a top priority and [...]

The Real Driver of Health Care Spending

By Edward M Murphy, Portside.org -

THE HEALTH CARE DEBATES that occurred in Washington over the past year were largely irrelevant to what’s happening in the health care marketplace. Republicans couldn’t repeal the Affordable Care [...]

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