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Lockheed Martin’s Herculean Efforts to Profit From Defense Spending

When the Pentagon decided it was well stocked with C-130s, President Jimmy Carter stopped asking Congress for more of them. Facing bankruptcy and exclusion, Lockheed Martin jump-started the modern military-industrial complex by using lobbyists to squeeze a $1 billion bailout out of Uncle Sam.

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Cool Heads Needed by Geo-Engineers

Even if humanity can solve the technical riddles involved in trying to geo-engineer the planet away from dangerous climate change, many legal and ethical questions will still need answers.

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If Corporations Don’t Pay Taxes, Why Should You?

The U.S. government exists primarily to make the world safe for multinational corporations, but those firms feel no obligation to pay for that protection in return.

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Ryan in Fantasyland

If Rep. Paul Ryan wants people to take his budget manifestos seriously, he should be honest about his ambition: not so much to make the federal government fiscally sustainable as to make it smaller.

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Ryan’s Regressiveness Redux

Republicans lost the election but they still shape what’s debated in Washington—the federal budget deficit and so-called fiscal responsibility.

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Karzai Accuses Taliban of Serving U.S. Interests, Slams (Nonexistent) U.S.-Taliban Talks

Once again, the erratic president of Afghanistan had U.S. officials shaking their heads in disbelief after he gave a speech in which he blamed the interactions of the U.S. and the Taliban for his country’s security problems.

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Is the Partisan Ice Breaking?

Just when our politics seemed destined to freeze into a brain-dead brand of partisanship, party lines started cracking up.

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The Crucifixion of Tomas Young

After being paralyzed in Iraq, the Army veteran went on to become a leading anti-war activist. Now, under hospice care, he is waiting to die. This is the face of war they do not want you to see.

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Cairo Burning: The Great Soccer Riots of 2013 and the Revolution

A new round of violence was sparked by an appeals court ruling on soccer violence from a year ago, but was wrought up with post-revolutionary passions and divisions in Egypt

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What Do Data Brokers Know About You?

Data companies are scooping up enormous amounts of information about almost every American. They sell information about whether you’re pregnant or divorced or trying to lose weight, about how rich you are and what kinds of cars you have.

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