Iraq war

Will Blackwater Ever Do Right?

Published: Wednesday, December 14th, 2011

It’s was like a meaningless coda, as the war contractors at Blackwater USA changed its name again, two weeks after delivering Katy Helvenston-Wettengel with another insult. For the last eight years, Helvenston-Wettengel has been fighting for justice and accountability for the preventable death of her son, a Blackwater employee named Scott Helvenston, in Iraq. “Child [...]

Job Creation at Home Requires Peace Abroad

Published: Friday, December 9th, 2011

As more Americans sour on our 10-year-old national nation-building experiment in Afghanistan, there’s a growing community of policy mandarins, activists and elites uniting to expose the myriad of ways war spending and military contracting have plunged our nation into a jobs crisis. The existing counter insurgency operation in Afghanistan is hurting the American economy, and [...]

Top 5 Taxpayer Turkeys Fattening War Industry CEOs

Published: Wednesday, November 23rd, 2011

Congress departs for the Thanksgiving holiday having left us a gift. With the deficit committee failing to produce a plan to cut the deficit and with across-the-board cuts now the default, there remains a real chance for us to untie the Congressional straightjacket and refocus the national conversation on sustainable and constructive job creation. The [...]


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