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Weapons for the World

CD076: Weapons for the World

A look at the funding for foreign militaries that might become law as part of the 2015 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) that passed the House of Representatives in May. Included is a look at the US funding for Israel’s military, the funding for the “drug war” in Columbia, the “new normal” in Africa, the continuation of our wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, and the brewing war with Russia. Continue reading

Corn shows the affect of drought in Texas on Aug. 20, 2013. USDA photo by Bob Nichols.

CD062: The Farm Bill

On February 7, President Obama signed the Farm Bill into law, which will govern our food policy for the next five years. In the new law are cuts to food stamps, an expansion of an extremely generous crop insurance program, bailouts for livestock producers, a big favor for chemical companies, and much more. Continue reading

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CD045: Stop the Shutdown

The Senate edited the House’s version of the short-term government funding bill, stripping out the language that would not-really defund Obamacare. Full details on the Senate’s version, including some surprising good news, and a quick recap of the tiny bit of work the House accomplished this week. Continue reading

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CD021: Trailblazer vs. ThinThread

Part 3 of the continuing resolution followed by a history of Trailblazer and ThinThread, the NSA’s spying programs.

*Forward to 28:20 to hear the Trailblazer vs. Thinthread (NSA spying) story* Continue reading