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F-35 in flight., From InText
(24 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, August 30, 2019
The Great Cost and Myth of U.S. Defense Spending U.S. defense spending is out of control, severely undermining our ability to tackle climate change, infrastructure needs, health care, and other national challenges. The mainstream media, particularly the New York Times and Washington Post, contribute to the problem of defense spending by understating the cost of defense.
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SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, August 11, 2018
The CIA's Double Standard Revisited The Central Intelligence Agency has practiced a double standard for many years. Even more serious is the threat to the First Amendment free speech rights when former intelligence officers are not permitted to discuss sensitive matters that are no threat to American national security. One way to address the darkness that beclouds our democracy is to conduct a serious reform of government censorship of its public servants.
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SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, June 28, 2018
McCarthyism Revisited Leaks are a legitimate and vital channel for any democracy. Investigative journalism is central to the monitoring of democracy, and there cannot be investigative journalism without whistleblowers. The uncertainty and disarray of the Trump administration and the ill-prepared "war cabinet" has made the importance of telling "truth to power" more essential than ever.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, July 10, 2010
Obama's Bungled Military Strategies The third in a series by Melvin Goodman: President Barack Obama inherited a difficult national security situation -- wars in Iraq and Afghanistan; an exaggerated and counterproductive war on terror; debilitating deficits and rising debt; an obstructionist Congress; and a corporate media that has abandoned its watchdog ethos.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, July 9, 2010
The Military-Industrial Complex's Win Barack Obama's crippling inheritance as President of the United States is the near-five-decade failure of the nation's political leadership to heed President Dwight D. Eisenhower's warning that "in the councils of government, we must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by the military-industrial complex."