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Just because the cliche that Afghanistan is the graveyard of empires is repeated ad nauseam doesn't mean it's not true.
USAID spending often means less security and more violence against women, particularly women human rights defenders.
New Book: "The Rich Don't Always Win: The Forgotten Triumph over Plutocracy that Created the American Middle Class"
Nothing is sadder than dying at the hands of those you're sworn to protect.
It's one thing to intercept a Hamas rocket, another to shoot down an inter-continental ballistic missile.
A new report by IPS shows that “Fix the Debt” CEOs hold an average of $9 million each to put toward retirement, but are running deficits in pension funds for their own employees.
This report analyzes the retirement policies of the U.S. corporations leading the “Fix the Debt” campaign, which is calling for reduced spending on senior citizens’ benefits as part of a deal on the national debt.
Either the Israelis and Palestinians will move towards peace or towards more war -- there is no in-between.
Just as it did in Afghanistan and Iraq, the CIA and U.S. military act on bad intel when designating targets for drone attacks.
"We can make cuts to the military budget without compromising our national security. The Unified Security Budget shows how to cut Pentagon spending to the levels required by sequestration, but still invest in programs that strengthen national security." - Miriam Pemberton, Institute for Policy Studies