We wouldn’t have the sequester today, if it wasn’t for all the wasteful military spending that took place to enable the invasion and occupation of Iraq. However, Republicans and conservative Democrats remain reluctant to cut military spending back down to pre-war levels, and have worked to obfuscate the true financial cost of the war. [...]
A significant reduction in our nation’s military budget would not only bring our economy back to a more sustainable footing. It would also wean Washington’s political culture away from an unhealthy tendency to perceive a military crisis around every corner. [...]
Last year, I shared with you the Top 10 federal contractors of 2010. Last week the Federal Procurement Data System released a new wave of information for 2011. Let’s compare the two years:
Top 10 Federal Contractors of 2010: 1. Lockheed Martin Corp.: $35,828,421,340.83 in contracts
2. Boeing: $19,486,294,255.83 in contracts
3. Northrop Grumman Corp.: [...]
As Irregular Times writers, we’ve pledged to donate a dollar to international relief for every shirt we sell, but we also donate another dollar to good political causes within American borders. Our donation this month isn’t headed to some Democratic politician. For years the Democrats convinced us to vote them into office on the premise [...]
What happens when smoking rates decline in New Hampshire? The answer depends on your vantage point.
If you’re in charge of tax collection in the state of New Hampshire, you’re disappointed:
Administrative Services Commissioner Linda Hodgdon said Wednesday that revenue is $4 million below estimates. She said the biggest disappointment was the tobacco tax which [...]
The 501c4 corporation trying to run its own presidential nomination, Americans Elect, keeps insisting that it has no ideology: “Americans Elect doesn’t have an ideology or agenda, either.”
But Americans Elect just can’t keep its ideology from leaking out. Check out its latest “news” post in which it rejects the “extremes” of budget policy and [...]
Americans Elect is a private 501c4 corporation with plans to elect its own candidate for President and Vice President of the United States. A leaked solicitation to the well-heeled for funds indicates the scope of its budget and the time frame for its ballot access plans.
Alex Rodrigues, who has done graphic design work for [...]
The new PBS special, Earth – The Operators’ Manual, offers a strong, understandable, up to date communication of scientific understanding about climate change and energy alternatives to fossil fuels. [...]
John Boehner’s Republican House of Representatives is lavishing gifts on the financial elites, even while they’re taking away from working Americans. Boehner ought to be mindful of the consequences of such selective giving, because the meek, Jesus said, would inherit the Earth, and they just might inherit Congress too. [...]