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Working It: A Review of Back to Work

Bill Clinton’s latest book illuminates the Tea Party’s anti-government agenda and offers common-sense arguments for why America needs a strong national government. As a candidate of conscience for US House of Representatives I offer more.

U.S. ECONOMY: Justifications for Cutting Defense Spending Keep Adding Up

This story from AP Reporter Richard Lardner is a follow-up to two earlier stories I posted dealing with the need for cuts to the Defense Budget.

Doomsday Defense Budget?

It is remarkable how politicians with close ties to the Defense Industry love to demonize and label any significant cuts to our defense budget with terms like DOOMSDAY.

Defense Spending Will and Should be Cut but How Much?

As gridlock and debate recently raged over debt ceilings and how and where to cut the federal budget a band-aide was applied that raised the U.S. debt ceiling for now.

66 Years of Nuclear Insanity and Real Change will do US...

This August 6th and 9th mark the 66th anniversaries of the most brutal acts of terrorism upon innocent people; America's atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

Military Health Care a Target of the DoD Budget Cutters

"There are no sacred cows," Gates told reporters. "Everybody knows that we're being eaten alive by health care." Noting that military health care will cost $50 billion in 2011 and will rise to $65 billion by 2015, he said, "It's unsustainable, and therefore it has to be a part of our effort."

Rep. Alan Grayson Introduces the “War Is Making You Poor” Act

The bill would cut the DoD's budget and use that money to make the first $35,000 each American earns tax-free. Last week, as Congress prepared to pass yet another “emergency” spending bill to cover America’s costly operations in Iraq and Afghanistan -- to the tune of $159 billion this time around -- Rep. Alan Grayson, D-Florida, introduced a bill that would force the Pentagon to pick up the tab out of its ample regular budget.

U.S. Congressional Candidate in CA – ReThink Afghanistan

Thus far we at VT have only managed to find two seriously progressive and independent thinker political candidates willing to take on the two...

Op-Ed: Senator Undermines U.S. National Security

This op-ed was also sent to VT from Veterans for Common Sense (VCS) noting that in a clear and present internal danger to our...

No Defense for This Budget

Deficit hysteria has reached new levels, yet where is the attention to an out of control defense budget that is now the largest since World War II? While the Obama Admistration's three-year freeze on discretionary spending is a bad idea, it's made even worse because unprecedented Pentagon spending is exempted from it.

Editor’s Picks: News and Opinion Around the Web

Yes Magazine's Brooke Jarvis brings tells an entertaining and timely story of Murray Hill Inc, the first corporation to run for political office; proving, I suppose, that some Corps retain a sense of the absurd. Haiti's thoroughly inept government is taking increasing fire from her beleaguered citizens and Jim Hightower is back firing away at Corporate personhood in today's picks.

Outrageous: President Wants Billions More for War

This is a follow-up on Tom Barnes post Obama wants record $708 Billion for military next year – Washington Post