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Are We Racing to the Bottom?

Benjamin T. Solomon | Posted 09.24.2015 | Politics
Benjamin T. Solomon

As a nation we sometimes have to take on very high-risk-ventures whose risk-returns are not acceptable to the private sector. NASA's Apollo program is a very good example.

Arms Industry Ramps Up Lobbying Efforts As Budget Battles Continue

William Hartung | Posted 06.01.2015 | Politics
William Hartung

Breaking news! Nearly four years after budget caps imposed by Congress began to modestly rein in runaway spending at the Pentagon, the sky hasn't fallen. In fact, none of the dire predictions of Pentagon contractors -- from mass layoffs to a collapse of the U.S. military -- have come true.

Companies Profiting The Most From War

24/7 Wall St. | Mark Lieberman & Thomas C. Frohlich | Posted 03.23.2015 | Business

Billions upon billions spent every year.

How NASA Sold Us the Moon 45 Years Ago but Fails to Market Human Spaceflight Today

David Meerman Scott | Posted 09.16.2014 | Business
David Meerman Scott

This week the world marks the 45th anniversary of the Apollo 11 lunar landing, the most audacious and globally significant accomplishment in human history. Sadly, since the final Space Shuttle mission three years ago, our nation has lost our ability to return humans to space.

American Anti-Tank Weapons Appear in Syrian Rebel Hands (Updated)

Charles Lister | Posted 06.09.2014 | Politics
Charles Lister

In three videos published on YouTube on 1 and 5 April, members of moderate Syrian rebel group Harakat Hazm were shown operating American-manufactured BGM-71 TOW anti-tank guided missiles (ATGMs).

(Un)happy New Year for Jobless Americans

Martha Burk | Posted 02.24.2014 | Politics
Martha Burk

Pundits are saying this latest stinginess is probably going to hurt the Republican party next November if something isn't done in January. With the election 11 months away, that's cold comfort for people out of work.

Welcome to Remote U.S.-U.K. Spy Island

Nikolas Kozloff | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Nikolas Kozloff

Just what kind of intelligence are the British and Americans trying to intercept through their base on Ascension? In light of recent revelations, it seems highly likely that both are interested in oil espionage in the South Atlantic.

Can 'Obama Derangement Syndrome' Help Stop the U.S. from Waging War in Syria?

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 11.05.2013 | Politics
Joseph A. Palermo

When it comes to Syria the old saying that even a broken clock is correct twice a day might apply to the Tea Party faction of the Republican Party.

If the British Can Stop Their Government From Waging War in Syria, Why Can't We?

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 10.30.2013 | Politics
Joseph A. Palermo

The British parliament's vote against going along with the United States' attack on Syria is a direct result of that country's attempts to come to terms with the lies of the Iraq War.

Ryan Grim

Bomb Maker Stock Surges In Run Up To Syria Strike | Ryan Grim | Posted 08.29.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Citing his responsibility to represent the views of his constituents, Rep. Alan Grayson (D-Fla.) said Thursday that he can't support an ...

The 10 U.S Companies Profiting Most From Egypt's Military

Posted 08.22.2013 | Business

As Congress debates whether to cut military aid to Egypt in the wake of last week's bloody crackdown, the consequences for America could be even worse...

A New Era of Surveillance Technology

Tyler Lopez | Posted 09.28.2013 | DC
Tyler Lopez

While many privacy activists have their sights set on military drones and internet-based surveillance programs, the Army is set to begin testing a system capable of monitoring airspace for 340 miles in every direction.

Coming Soon: HUGE Anti-Missile Blimps To Spy On, Protect D.C.

The Huffington Post | Arin Greenwood | Posted 07.25.2013 | Politics

Well, no wonder defense contractors aren't faring too badly during sequestration, when they've got ideas like this. Gigantic blimps. Over Washingto...

Only 8% of CIOs Are Women; Shockingly That's an Improvement

Cassie Slane | Posted 09.07.2013 | Technology
Cassie Slane

When it comes to women in U.S. CIO roles, the number has remained relatively unchanged. Eight percent of CIOs in the U.S. are women, a slight improvement from seven percent last year, according to the latest CIO survey from Harvey Nash.

LOOK: Really Smart Kids Win Awesome World Record

Posted 05.13.2013 | DC

WASHINGTON -- When 244 Mathletes get together, records are set. Really difficult, cool-looking records that involve matching t-shirts and complex math...

Giving Students the Gift of a Prosperous Professional Future

Keith Peden | Posted 06.23.2013 | Impact
Keith Peden

If the United States is going to produce the kind of qualified professionals that the job market demands, industry leaders must continue to donate their time to cultivating STEM passions in local student bodies.

5 Reasons To Stop Checking Facebook At Work

Inc. | Posted 02.19.2013 | Small Business

By Christina DesMarais, visit Inc. How many times do you check Facebook a day? And what are your motivations for doing so? Are you bored? Don't...

The Real Scandal Involving Generals

Robert Greenwald | Posted 01.19.2013 | Politics
Robert Greenwald

How can we be sure the Department of Defense is receiving unbiased counsel from retired officials whose livelihoods now depends on maximizing profits for their new employers?

Donate Your Unused Twitter Characters To Support Wounded Warriors In Need

Posted 05.11.2012 | Impact

Here’s one instance where you’re better off tweeting less than 140 characters. The Wounded Warrior Project, a nonprofit that empowers and helps...

A Momentum of Cynicism

Robert Koehler | Posted 03.13.2012 | World
Robert Koehler

The sale of arms to Iraq, $11 billion worth of almost everything, is going to move forward even though it makes little sense from multiple points of view, including U.S. geopolitical interests.

World's Largest Weapons Exporters

Howard Steven Friedman | Posted 02.05.2012 | World
Howard Steven Friedman

Not surprisingly, the United States is by far the largest arms exporter, with Russia being the only country with more than half the value of military exports.

Military Contractors Make Their Move on the Deficit Committee

Robert Greenwald and Derrick Crowe | Posted 11.13.2011 | Politics
Robert Greenwald and Derrick Crowe

The new deficit commission is holding its first substantive meeting on Tuesday, and the military contractors are out in force to protect their profits.

Pentagon's Scare Campaign Based On Budget Spin, Not Facts

Robert Greenwald and Derrick Crowe | Posted 10.18.2011 | Politics
Robert Greenwald and Derrick Crowe

The Pentagon and their war industry allies are mounting an aggressive, fear-based campaign of hyperbole and spin to scare Congress away from cuts that could affect contractor profits.

Made in America: Gates' NATO Slam Is About Selling Death & Destruction, Our Top Export

Brian Ross | Posted 08.14.2011 | Politics
Brian Ross

NATO was the Obama Administration's answer to a long call by social liberals and fiscal libertarians to make the other countries of the world step-up to these moral imperatives and pay a bigger part of the way. It has been a spectacular failure.

Why We Need to Rein in Government Contractors That Use Taxpayer Money for Political Advantage

Robert Reich | Posted 07.20.2011 | Politics
Robert Reich

The president needs to ban Lockheed Martin and all other government contractors that get more than half their revenues from government from engaging in any political activities at all. Taxpayers shouldn't be paying for this lobbying.