All those billions: the OOPS moment

By Lara Trace Hentz Are we a country of people or are we a people living in a military complex? Does the government tell us the truth or do they tell us what they think we can handle or what they believe we need to hear? It’s obvious we spend more on military in America […]

Who Rules Washington? The Fourth Branch?

  Tomgram: Engelhardt, Who Rules Washington? | TomDispatch. In their 2010 Washington Post series “Top Secret America,” Dana Priest and William Arkin offered this thumbnail summary of the extent of that boom for the U.S. Intelligence Community: “In Washington and the surrounding area,” they wrote, “33 building complexes for top-secret intelligence work are under construction […]

Empire: why we need to watch what we’re building

Originally posted on Lara Trace Hentz:
Every minute, the United States government spends $2.2 million on the military. “a phenomenon largely ignored in the mainstream media….” “In 2004, the Pentagon was, for instance, already building the first of its 505 bases, the biggest among them meant to be “enduring,” in Iraq — American ziggurats, I…