Fighting War Funding

Activists are urging Congress to stop wasting so much money on what increasingly look like futile wars. New websites are springing up to oppose the latest “emergency” $33 billion supplemental budget that would bring the total tab so far on the wars in Iraq...

Trillion-Dollar War Tab

The National Priorities Project’s Cost of War counter, which measures the flow of money Congress appropriates for the Iraq and Afghanistan wars, will reach the $1 trillion mark on May 30, the organization predicts. Meanwhile, Congress is on track to OK another...

Times Square Bomber Popped a Bubble

The bubble is bursting. I’m not talking about the Greek economy, the collapse of which has bankers and finance ministers trembling from Athens to Antarctica. Nor am I talking about the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, which reminds us once again that our current...

Europe’s Sick of U.S. Nukes

Europe wants the United States to remove the nuclear weapons it stockpiled across the continent during the Cold War, the Associated Press reports. “The presence of tactical nuclear weapons in Europe, from a military point of view, no longer makes any...

Terrorists’ Right to Bear Arms

The Huffington Post’s Dan Froomkin reports that Senators Lindsay Graham (R-SC) and Susan Collins (R-ME) balked during a hearing at supporting new legislation that would prevent suspected terrorists from buying guns. Also, Froomkin noted, a “Government...