America is often No. 1 in ways we can’t celebrate — but the fight for real democracy, human solidarity, and devotion to the public good can change that.
Mitt won $1.5 billion of taxpayer gold for the Salt Lake City Olympics.
If lawmakers really want to stop blank checks for spending binges, they should start with the Pentagon.
Even House Republicans can’t stomach spending $17,000 on a helicopter drip pan.
Our lawmakers should spend the next month figuring out how to reduce our $16 trillion debt instead of showering special interests with even more wasteful subsidies that have nothing to do with the drought.
State officials are allowing tax dollars to underwrite K-12 virtual disasters.
These $800 toilet seats can come in handy sometimes.
A mountain of misleading rhetoric from big Pentagon contractors has buried the facts.
The Bush tax cuts siphon off money that could fund education and other crucial programs.
Schools and libraries are being squeezed but not CEO pay or corporate tax loopholes.
It’s time for Congress to get real.
Some will fare better than others.
The United States can’t afford giveaways for mining and oil companies anymore.
If the deficit disappears, our economic nightmare might finally come to an end.
The government is spending $15 billion to create a nuclear fuel derived from plutonium that we have to bribe companies to take.