Peace and Security
Activists are urging Congress to stop wasting so much money on what increasingly look like futile wars.
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
Bubbles are built on illusions. We believed that our high-tech companies and, after that, our houses would continue to rise in value and then…pop! We believed that we could continue offshore oil drilling without environmental consequences and then…pop! And we believed that the drone program in Pakistan, which expanded in 2009 and has killed hundreds of civilians, would not generate any blowback and then…Faisal Shahzad.
Europe wants the United States to remove the nuclear weapons it stockpiled across the continent during the Cold War, the Associated Press reports.
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.
In today’s wars, exposés are mostly relegated to page 13 of The New York Times, and there’s no evidence so far that any consciences were particularly shocked.
The War Resisters League produced a pie chart that shows how much of our tax revenue funds warfare.
aIt seems the more conservative you are, the more aggressive you want America to be with our nukes. If we’re angry loose cannons with an itchy finger on the button, the thinking seems to go, rogue countries will think long and hard about crossing us.