Tag Archives: Politics

What do Americans do with their tax refunds?

According to a recent National Retail Federation study, almost 55% of young adults plan to turn their refunds into savings. If you are getting a refund this year, think about adding to your savings account or investing in a CD. … Continue reading

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China says EU must recognise its decline amid trade war

China has warned Europe that its failure to recognize its power is declining is inviting further retaliation from Beijing in their escalating trade row. “The change of the times and the shifts of power have failed to change the condescending attitude … Continue reading

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China Responds to US’s Pacific Pivot

Beijing: China will intensify its vigilance, but not lash out, after the United States announced it will shift most of its warships to the Asia-Pacific region by 2020, media reported on Sunday. People’s Liberation Army (PLA) Lieutenant General Ren Haiquan’s … Continue reading

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Global Military Spending Down 0.5% in 2012

STOCKHOLM — Global military spending dipped slightly in 2012 due to belt-tightening and cuts in war spending by the United States, Canada, Australia and several European countries while it rose in China and Russia, a Swedish-based peace research institute said … Continue reading

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VIDEO REPORT: Speaker Lawrence Lessig: We the People, and the Republic we must reclaim

There is a corruption at the heart of American politics, caused by the dependence of Congressional candidates on funding from the tiniest percentage of citizens. That’s the argument at the core of this blistering talk by legal scholar Lawrence Lessig. … Continue reading

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Alan Greenspan himself Now Says It’s Time To ‘End The Fed’

For a long time, gold standard advocates in the United States have had differing viewpoints about whether a new gold standard system might take place with existing institutions, such as the Federal Reserve, or whether it would take place with … Continue reading

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New Study Shows Iraq War has Costed $2.2 Trillion (and climbing) w/ +190K Lives Lost

WASHINGTON — The U.S.-led war in Iraq claimed 190,000 lives and will cost the U.S. government at least $2.2 trillion, according to the findings of a project at Brown University released Thursday. The Costs of War report, released ahead of … Continue reading

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DOWNLOADABLE REPORT: Alternatives to a Military Response to 9/11

  What could the United States have done except make war on the people who perpetrated or abetted the attacks of 9/11? Wasn’t war the only possibility? The alternatives for finding and holding accountable those guilty of the 9/11 attacks, … Continue reading

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VIDEO: President Dwight Eisenhower’s Farewell Address to the nation January 17, 1961

President Eisenhower’s 1961 farewell address, in which he warned of the “unwarranted influence” of the military-industrial complex and appealed for an “alert and knowledgeable citizenry” as the only force able to balance the contrasting demands of security and liberty in … Continue reading

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Analysis Video Report: Will Russia and China try to become a NATO of the East?

China and Russia are hailing what they say is a new era of strong co-operation – its symbol: the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) Summit taking place in Beijing. The one-time cold-war rivals, have pledged to strengthen their cooperation on foreign … Continue reading

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