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Don't Throw Billions at an Obsolete Nuclear Arsenal

William Hartung | Posted 01.15.2015 | Politics
William Hartung

Before we spend billions on various short-term fixes to the Pentagon's existing nuclear enterprise, let's rethink the hundreds of billions the department wants to spend on nuclear weapons we don't need at prices we can't afford.

Trying to Keep a Straight Face in the Midst of Madness: The Debt Ceiling Kabal & Balance

Mitchell J. Rabin | Posted 10.10.2011 | Politics
Mitchell J. Rabin

Dear President Obama and the rest of the shrewd cast of characters: if you want to balance the budget, stop the wars, close military bases, stop corporate subsidies, vastly reduce the military budget from .50 of every dollar to a fraction of that and declare a moratorium on foreclosures.

Amanda M. Fairbanks

Newly Graduated And Drowning In Six-Figures Of Student Loan Debt | Amanda M. Fairbanks | Posted 06.26.2011 | College

NEW YORK -- Hardly a day goes by where Ashley Angello doesn’t fret about her student loan debt. Angello thinks about it at night, when packing ...

Young Filmmakers Decry the Trillion-Dollar Cost of Two Dumb Wars

Derrick Crowe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Derrick Crowe

What would you do with $1 trillion? Unfortunately, one of Washington, D.C.'s answers over the last decade has been, "waste it on two wars that make us less safe and cause deep suffering at home and abroad."

Deficit Report: Down From Last Year, Still Over $1 Trillion

AP | MARTIN CRUTSINGER and ANDREW TAYLOR | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration said Friday the federal deficit hit a near-record $1.3 trillion for the just-completed budget year. That ...

I read in the paper that you don't care about Afghanistan

Josh Mull | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Josh Mull

I am the Afghanistan Blogging Fellow for The Seminal and Brave New Foundation. You can read my work on The Seminal or at Rethink Afghanistan. The view...

The Iraq and Afghanistan Wars Mutilated Our Economy

Derrick Crowe | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Derrick Crowe

These two wars mutilated our economy. There's no other way to say it. We've taken huge sums of wealth out of the economy and done things with it that further damaged the economy.

Rethink Afghanistan: How to Get What You Pay For

Josh Mull | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Josh Mull

I am the Afghanistan Blogging Fellow for The Seminal and Brave New Foundation. You can read my work on The Seminal or at Rethink Afghanistan. The view...

Falling Off the $1 Trillion Cliff

Robert Greenwald | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Robert Greenwald

These wars aren't making us safer. They aren't worth the cost, and we don't need them. What people do need are jobs and help when they don't have enough work or any work at all.

A Trillion Dollar Turning Point?

Rep. John Conyers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rep. John Conyers

Americans of all political stripes should take a moment to consider what war spending on the trillion dollar scale means, not just in dollars spent, but in terms of opportunities lost to strengthen, invest in, and improve our country.

We've Always Been at War with Eastasia

Rep. Alan Grayson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rep. Alan Grayson

Imagine if we had decided after 9/11 to wean ourselves off oil and other carbon-based fuels. We'd be almost ten years into that project by now with thousands of lives and $1 trillion saved.

Sam Stein

Baucus Trims Health Care Bill Down To $1 Trillion | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Senator Max Baucus, one of the key players in crafting health care reform, broke some big news on Thursday, when he announced that the Senate Finance ...

CNBC Champions Abusive Tax Havens: Dangerous to Your Health

Paul Abrams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Abrams

At least twice last week, CNBC publicly backed countries that shelter the income of US citizens from US taxes. According to CNBC's Larry Kudlow, these tax havens provide "tax competition."

Default Swaps and Denuded Swamps

Jeff Schweitzer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jeff Schweitzer

After eight years of neglect, climate change requires immediate attention. Let us respond with urgency, with humility, and with an eye on Wall Street as a reminder of our errant ways.