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VOICES: Competing federal budget plans offer a stark choice   |   March 22, 2013
By Allan Freyer, NC Policy Watch In the latest development in our nation's interminable federal budget wars, the U.S. House and Senate are advancing very different plans for...

 

With record criminal settlement reached over Gulf disaster, what lies ahead for BP and its victims?   |   November 16, 2012
The oil giant BP announced yesterday that it reached a settlement with the U.S. Department of Justice and the Securities and Exchange Commission in the criminal case over its 2010...

 

Living apart: How the government betrayed a landmark civil rights law   |   October 29, 2012
By Nikole Hannah-Jones, ProPublica A few months after Congress passed a landmark law directing the federal government to dismantle segregation in the nation's housing,...

 

INSTITUTE INDEX: The harsh politics of rape pregnancy   |   August 23, 2012
Date on which Congressman Todd Akin, an anti-abortion rights Republican who is running for U.S. Senate in Missouri, wrongly claimed that victims of "legitimate rape"...

 

How politicians and the press overstated military budget cuts by $100 billion   |   August 15, 2012
By Justin Elliott, ProPublica Anxiety is rising in Washington about the big cuts to military spending slated to go into effect in January unless Congress takes action....

 

Sikh temple shooter was an Army veteran, white-power musician with NC ties   |   August 6, 2012
The gunman who killed six people at a Sikh temple in Wisconsin yesterday before being shot to death by police* has been identified as a U.S. Army veteran and the former leader of...

 

Meet the man behind the Muslim conspiracy uproar   |   July 20, 2012
Five U.S. representatives have called for an investigation into whether Muslim extremists have infiltrated the U.S. government -- accusations based on the dubious work of a far-...

 

INSTITUTE INDEX: The cost of war   |   December 16, 2011
Date on which the U.S. war in Iraq was declared officially over: 12/15/2011 Date on which the U.S. and U.K. launched the invasion: 3/20/2003 Number of casualties among coalition...

 

Injured war contractors sue over health care, disability payments   |   September 28, 2011
Private contractors injured while working for the U.S. government in Iraq and Afghanistan filed a class action lawsuit in federal court on Monday, claiming that corporations and...

 

What happens to DoD money?   |   April 28, 2006
Over at TAPPED, Matthew Yglesias notes a recent report by the Congressional Research Service (covered in the Washington Post) analyzing spending for the Iraq war. Apparently it...

 

Rummy's snooping operation   |   January 23, 2006
Fresh off the NSA eavesdropping scandal, Newsweek reveals that the Pentagon has its own domestic snooping operation. It's called Counterintelligence Field Activity (CIFA), and...

 

Base Closings and the South   |   May 13, 2005
A Special Report from Facing South and the Institute for Southern Studies The Pentagon announced today its much-anticipated list of recommended base closures -- 180 military...