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Lawmakers need to advance policies that reduce deficits without undermining expenditures that provide us with a safety net and public services.
FDR put the kibosh on military contractor windfalls during World War II. We could do the same.
The war has cost lives and destroyed the Ukrainian economy. But it has also been a major environmental hazard.
The budget deal struck by the White House and House Republicans could set a damaging precedent.
We’ll never, as a nation, take on the ultra-rich if millions of Americans identify with them.
‘Waste management’ won’t help us confront climate change so long as corporate self-interest rules
If the GOP cared about debt, they’d stop cutting rich people’s taxes and give the Pentagon a haircut. So what’s this really about?
Nearly two-thirds of the federal discretionary budget goes to militarized federal programs, leaving just over a third for our communities — a sliver some lawmakers want to cut even further.
If we take on our rich, we can recreate that success.