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Shocker: America Spends $2.16 Trillion on Violence Annually

Rep. Mike Honda | Posted 11.28.2012 | Politics
Rep. Mike Honda

One out of every 7 dollars spent in the U.S. is spent containing violence. Is this really how we want to measure America's success, how we want to develop as a society, and how we want to leave the world for our children and our children's children?

Dan Froomkin

Hey Corporate America: Looking For A Solution To The Jobs Crisis? You're Sitting On It

HuffingtonPost.com | Dan Froomkin | Posted 12.07.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON -- Corporate America is sitting right on top of the solution to the nation's employment crisis, according to a new report from a group of U...

After the Deficit Committee, A New Propaganda Push From the War Profiteers

Robert Greenwald and Derrick Crowe | Posted 01.29.2012 | Politics
Robert Greenwald and Derrick Crowe

We've got to push back with the truth: military spending costs jobs compared to other ways of spending the money.

Panetta Starts Singing Contractors' Tune After Closed-Door Meeting

Robert Greenwald and Derrick Crowe | Posted 11.16.2011 | Politics
Robert Greenwald and Derrick Crowe

Panetta and his counterparts in the war industry can play Chicken Little all they want about war budget spending cuts, but they can't change the simple fact that military spending is terrible at creating jobs.

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.

The Right Wing Myth on Public Employee Pay

Amy Traub | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Amy Traub

In reality, there is no pampered public sector elite to blame for public budget woes: elected officials should face the facts and admit to the sacrifices they're asking working people to make.