Michael Winship - Bill Moyers
Just as we’re bemoaning our narcoleptic Congress (see our latest, “Do-Nothing Congress Gives Inertia a Bad Name”), the august body suddenly awakes and springs into action as if someone upped the amperage on its power massage recliners.
Keith Proctor - CNN Money
FORTUNE -- Video surveillance is big business. Expect it to get bigger. After law enforcement used closed-circuit television (CCTV) cameras to help identify last week's Boston bombing suspects, lawmakers and surveillance advocates renewed calls for increased numbers of cameras nationwide.
Joshua Song - Chicago Tribune
Members of Stevenson Green Team spent their weekend in Washington D.C. as participants in the “If I Had a Trillion Dollars” Youth Film Festival. The festival, sponsored by the National Priorities Project (NPP) and the American Friends Service Committee (AFSC), asked young people how they would allocate a trillion dollars ...
Mattea Kramer - Boston Globe
Chris Hayes - MSNBC
Jeremiah Goulka - The American Prospect
On the tenth anniversary of George W. Bush's invasion of Iraq, we may be witnessing a seismic shift in America's politics of national security. After decades of using hawkish positions for partisan advantage, the Republican Party is facing a foreign policy identity crisis. Its brand is still stained by the ...
Gary Flowers - Huffington Post
Once upon a time, the "American Dream" was thought to be life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness, as defined by an adequate-paying job, a house, and equal opportunity for a higher standard of life. In 2013, recent public policy decisions have sounded the alarm clock of unthinkable unemployment, home ...
Lara Jakes - Associated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) — Ten years and $60 billion in American taxpayer funds later, Iraq is still so unstable and broken that even its leaders question whether U.S. efforts to rebuild the war-torn nation were worth the cost.
NPP's research director Mattea Kramer appeared on Up with Chris Hayes on Sunday, March 3, to talk about growing support for cuts to military spending.
Laura Matthews - International Business Times
Across-the-board automatic federal spending cuts, known as a sequester, threaten to take effect Friday. President Barack Obama, who has learned a lesson about one-on-one negotiation with congressional Republicans, has taken to campaign mode, likely in the hope of scoring a victory in the court of public opinion.