The F-Word: Plane Speaking and the Sequester

by Marsha B. Cohen The F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) is a black hole in the federal budget into which hundreds of billions of taxpayer dollars have been sucked and billions more seem destined to vanish. The most… Continue Reading  

Ten Years After Iraq War, Neo-Cons Struggle to Hold Republicans

by Jim Lobe via IPS News Ten years after reaching the height of their influence with the invasion of Iraq, the neo-conservatives and other right-wing hawks are fighting hard to retain their control of the Republican Party. That fight was… Continue Reading  

U.S. Wasted Billions of Dollars on Iraqi Reconstruction

by Jim Lobe via IPS News Almost exactly a decade after the 2003 U.S. invasion of Iraq, Washington’s efforts to help reconstruct the country have fallen far short, according to the final report by the U.S. Special Inspector General for… Continue Reading