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Military Industrial Complex

Can We Stop Being a Superpower, Please?

Deepak Chopra | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Deepak Chopra

A group of misguided neocon gunslingers led the U.S. to a catastrophe. Have we come to the point where disillusionment will lead us where we need to go: the end of playing the superpower role?

Sahil Kapur

Defense Contractors Lobby For More F-22s, Obama Threatens Veto | Sahil Kapur | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The F-22 stealth fighter jets may no longer be needed, but its manufacturers, Lockheed Martin and Boeing, are lobbying aggressively to keep them in th...

Lockheed Martin Fights Obama's Defense Budget

Sunlight Foundation. | Sunlight Foundation | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

All eyes will be on the Sotomayor hearings in the Judicairy Committee this week, but legislative action in the Senate continues to go on. The Senate i...

Missing Weapons: The Nation's Great Threat

Allison Kilkenny | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Allison Kilkenny

The real enemy isn't living abroad, but rests within in the forms of weapons manufacturers and a government too greedy and cozy to properly guard its own citizens.

Taxing THC: Turning Old New York into New New Amsterdam

Warren Holstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Warren Holstein

Bollocks! How is that California, the crossroads of implants, spray tans and superficiality, has a leg up on the Empire State, on the possible legalization and taxation of Cannabis sativa?

The American Way of War

The Real News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Real News

The American Way of War is Eugene Jarecki's latest book. Jarecki is an award-winning dramatic and documentary filmmaker whose previous film Why We Fig...

How The Power Structure Is Co-opting Obama

Danny Schechter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Danny Schechter

Has the president lost his tongue, or his courage? Must he lay down with the lions to stay in power?

Socialism Without a Soul

Robert Scheer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Robert Scheer

The great fear of the GOP seems to be that some of the stimulus program might actually prove helpful to struggling Americans.

Will Obama be a Peacemaker?

John W. Whitehead | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John W. Whitehead

Clearly, what the world desperately needs from America and its new president is a peacemaker, not another warrior.

Bush to Hamas: Stop Wasting Money on War in Middle East

Chris Kelly | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Chris Kelly

In his latest radio address, President Bush lambasted Hamas for "spending its resources on rocket launchers instead of roads and schools." Is he really that unconscious or does he say these things just to make people crazy?

A Recipe For Corporate Success in Tough Times?

Nick Turse | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Nick Turse

Is it possible that one of the Pentagon's contractors has a tripartite business model for our tough economic times: one division that specializes in crock-pots, another in adult diapers, and a third in medium caliber tactical ammunition?

He's the President, Stupid

Beau Friedlander | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Beau Friedlander

Obama's peace train is on tracks that have led to the same place since Eisenhower first told America to beware the military-industrial complex.

Peggy's Confusion: Some "Political Bullsh*t" About John McCain

Eugene Jarecki | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Eugene Jarecki

When it serves him politically to condemn Halliburton's abuses, he takes that view. When he's running for president and seeking to establish his bonafides with the Republican base, a different John McCain emerges.

Real Change Trickles Up

Eugene Jarecki | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Eugene Jarecki

Change comes from below, requiring massive investment and sacrifice by everyday people that goes far beyond the effort of casting a ballot.

Unexpected? Hardly

Paula Gordon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paula Gordon

What's with the shocked headlines? Roiling stockmarkets a surprise? Come on! While Republicans eviscerated government and looted the treasury, cre...

The Personification of the Military-Industrial Racket

Joe Lauria | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joe Lauria

Randy Scheunemann stands as living, breathing proof of the incestuous relationship between the White House, the Pentagon, defense contractors, Congress and foreign governments: the military industrial complex.

Why Do We Spend So Much On National Security?

Patrick Takahashi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Patrick Takahashi

"I've never seen our lack of strategic depth be where it is today." General Richard Cody, Army Vice Chief of Staff TIME, April 14, 2008 Let me see ...

Empire or Democracy: Are We Ready for the Fall?

John W. Whitehead | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John W. Whitehead

As resources are drained, the principles inherent in a democratic republic will be compromised by what is needed to sustain a militaristic empire like the US.