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Media Yells “Cut!” When Trump Forgets His Lines and Says Something Anti-War

    Media Yells “Cut!” When Trump Forgets His Lines and Says Something Anti-War

Donald J. Trump is not an anti-war president, as should hardly be necessary to note. In his first year in office, the State Department sold more than $75 billion worth of arms overseas, easily an all-time record, while the U.S. is currently fighting in seven different countries simultaneously. Trump’s military budget is approaching all-time high…

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The Space Force Would Cost $13 Billion and the Air Force Wants New Things — But How Are You Gonna Pay For It?

    The Space Force Would Cost $13 Billion and the Air Force Wants New Things — But How Are You Gonna Pay For It?

When it comes to progressive proposals aimed at social well-being, the associated costs are always the first explanation for why such efforts are either unrealistic “pie in the sky“. Medicare for All. But how you gonna pay for it? Tuition-free public college. But how you gonna pay for it? Paid family leave and sick leave. But how you…

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Beijing Notes Signs of US Decline Behind Bloated New Pentagon Budget

    Beijing Notes Signs of US Decline Behind Bloated New Pentagon Budget

BEIJING – China has expressed serious concern about the new United States military budget, which explicitly notes the U.S.’ “long-term strategic competition with China” as a top priority and raises the government’s annual investment in the military to an unprecedented $716 billion – an exponentially higher budget than that of any other defense department across…

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America’s Only Problem With Its Obscene War Budget is That Trump Didn’t Thank John McCain in a Speech

    America’s Only Problem With Its Obscene War Budget is That Trump Didn’t Thank John McCain in a Speech

President Donald Trump signed a $717 billion military spending bill on August 14. What made headlines was not the size of the bill or what is in the bill. Rather, most were upset that Trump did not thank Senator John McCain, whose name was put on the bill by his colleagues in Congress to honor…

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House Democrats and Republicans Unite to Expand U.S. Nuclear Arsenal

  House Democrats and Republicans Unite to Expand U.S. Nuclear Arsenal

WASHINGTON — The House of Representatives overwhelmingly approved its version of the $717 billion National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for fiscal year 2019 on Thursday, with a bipartisan 351 to 66 vote that included 131 Democrats. The significant increase in the NDAA budget garnered the support of both parties, which cited concerns about the readiness…

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