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Obama Sharpens His Nuclear Posture

A new Pentagon document indicates that contingent plans for the use of nuclear weapons are being made, with the self-evidently impossible task of minimizing collateral damage. — by Peter Weiss Soon after President Barack Obama began his first term, he

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Posted in Defense/War, Homeland Security, War

Ten Years Later …

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Posted in Defense Budget, GOP, Iraq/Afghanistan, War

State Legislatures Gone Wild—9 Terrible Proposed State Laws

— by ThinkProgress War Room, March 15, 2013 If you think that irresponsible and outright ridiculous bills only come out of Washington, D.C., think again. Ever since the big GOP wave election in 2010, state legislatures across the country have been

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Posted in Abortion, CultureWar, Medicaid, Medicare, Social Safety Net, Social Security

Hope and Change Fade, but War Endures—Seven Reasons Why We Can’t Stop Making War

— by William J. Astore If one quality characterizes our wars today, it’s their endurance.  They never seem to end.  Though war itself may not be an American inevitability, these days many factors combine to make constant war an American

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Posted in Budget-Federal, Debt-Deficit, Defense Budget, Defense/War, Iraq/Afghanistan, Sequester, Veterans Affairs, War

The Total Collapse

I’m retired, so I get the opportunity to do quite a bit of reading.  One of the newsletter’s I subscribe to is “The Total Collapse.”  I find it offers quite a different perspective on foreign policy events than what we

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Posted in Defense/War, Foreign Policy, State Department, War
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