Journalist Jeremy Scahill says there’s a bipartisan consensus when it comes to the military budget and intervention.
The addition alone is equivalent to the climate funding that Kyrsten Sinema wants to cut from the reconciliation bill.
Democrats who opposed the cut received nearly 4 times more money from the defense sector than those who supported it.
Progressives are sparring with moderates to reduce the Pentagon’s budget as the U.S. exits one of its longest wars.
CodePink co-founder Medea Benjamin warns against pursuing rivalry with China following the end of the Afghanistan War.
Despite receiving over half of the discretionary budget, the Pentagon hasn’t passed a single audit in 30 years.
A $2.3 trillion jobs plan only seems remarkable because the federal government has grown stingy toward real investment.
The vote effectively kills the prospect of a vote on $2,000 direct payments before the next Congress.
About $1 billion in stimulus funds for making masks and other protective equipment went to weapons manufacturers.
Anti-war voices decried the amount apportioned to the Pentagon budget amid the pandemic as “inhumane.”