For the full cost of the war for one week -- $2 billion -- we could extend unemployment insurance for about 6.7 million people for a week. Bring back the money being wasted on a war that's not making us safer. We'd like to use it to put people to work again.
When will the Obama administration stop damaging its credibility by denying the failure of the Afghanistan War? It seems every day we get another report showing that the Taliban's momentum continues despite our massive troop increase.
We are grinding our military families into the ground with this brutal, futile war, while its backers sacrifice very little to keep the troops mired in this brutal, futile war. Don't think for a second that military families don't notice.
We've been making progress for nine-plus years now, progress into the deadliest year for U.S. troops since the war began, progress into record levels of suicide terrorism directed at Americans. No more progress, please.
Despite needing additional funding for their organization, the Center for Young Women's Development decided it was more important to keep their integrity than to financially benefit from the exploitation of women.
No matter how much the Pentagon spins their message into the mainstream media, the facts on the ground show the U.S. lacks one of counterinsurgency's own premises for success: a legitimate host nation government.
As communities around the nation combat dramatic challenges, we face an unprecedented need to create effective new systems to support more efficient and sustainable community and economic development efforts.
On Aug. 28, 47 years ago, Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his famous I Have a Dream speech. This Aug. 28, Glenn Beck's presence at the Lincoln Memorial reminds us how much work still needs to be done.
Petraeus is on a media blitz, disingenuously trying to sell the idea of "progress" in Afghanistan. NBC's David Gregory failed to sufficiently challenge Petraeus on his easily disproved spin. CBS' Katie Couric is next at bat.