We want a "peace economy" that creates jobs, invests in our communities, restores and improves public services, saves the environment, and builds the infrastucture. We urge you to sign the petition at www.jobs-not-wars.org that calls for an end to the austerity and militarism that this Congress and Administration seem intent on.
We don't often see our favorite economist, Paul Krugman, lose his temper, but he is mightily annoyed this morning. The subject is food stamps, and the target of his ire is that cabal of "conservatives" who resent giving food aid to poor people. They have a million anecdotal arguments against them (remember Reagan's "welfare queen"?), but their opposition to feeding the poor while allowing their 1% friends to fly high is morally bankrupt.