This week in OtherWords, Jim Hightower, Ryan Alexander, William A. Collins, and I question the wisdom of the growing new wave of U.S. military intervention in the Middle East.
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- Obama Jumps into the Net Neutrality Debate / Candace Clement and Timothy Karr
The FCC now has presidential backing — and a strong public mandate — to protect the open Internet.
- The Pentagon’s Fiscal Forecast: Slushy / Ryan Alexander
The military is trying to use war funds to pay for items that have nothing to do with the fighting overseas.
- The Night the Cold War Ended / John Feffer
Not everyone in Europe recalls the collapse of the Berlin Wall fondly — or at all.
- Chief Tax-Dodging Officers / Scott Klinger and Sarah Anderson
Many corporations are paying their CEOs more than they pay the Treasury.
- The Poor Suffer from Hunger — Not the Munchies / Jill Richardson
Drug-testing for food stamps wastes taxpayer money and stigmatizes economic hardship.
- Cashing In on the ISIS Crisis / Emily Schwartz Greco and William A. Collins
No matter how pointless these wars prove, America’s military-industrial complex makes a killing.
- The First Casualty of War / Jim Hightower
A truth-telling general admits that Washington got it wrong in Iraq and Afghanistan.
- The Dogs and Cats of War / Khalil Bendib
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