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The cost of America’s inefficient sprawl
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The cost of America’s inefficient sprawl

By William Fulton, Special to CNN

Editor’s note: William Fulton is vice president for policy and programs at Smart Growth America, and a former mayor of Ventura, California. The views expressed are his own.

The cost of America’s inefficient sprawl
July 31st, 2012

Earlier this month, Global Public Square addressed a critical issue at this moment in American history, as towns and cities nationwide look to bounce back from the recession.


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ALEC feels the heat from anti-corporate campaigns
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ALEC feels the heat from anti-corporate campaigns



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How much will our wars cost?
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How much will our wars cost? 


Afghan National Army tanks: U.S. Navy


Liz Goodwin, Yahoo! News  - A new report out of Brown University estimates that the U.S. wars in Afghanistan and Iraq--together with the counterinsurgency efforts in Pakistan--will, all told, cost $4 trillion and leave 225,000 dead, both civilians and soldiers.

http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/lookout/much-wars-cost-report-says-4-trillion-130934180.html



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Terrifying Peace: Living Within a Permanent War Economy
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Terrifying Peace: Living Within a Permanent War Economy

Monday, 30 July 2012 00:00
By Kingsley Dennis, Truthout | News Analysis http://truth-out.org/news/item/10384-terrifying-peace-living-within-a-permanent-war-economy

Terrifying Peace(Image: Jared Rodriguez / Truthout)The opening years of the 21st century have been characterized by new levels of security and safety fears that have plunged the world into a post-millennium state of in-security. These insecurities have been heightened by the deliberate breakdown of old and familiar dualities, such as friend vs. foe, so that the "enemy" has now been shifted from someplace outside of society to dwell as the potential enemy within society. What this means is that all civilians can effectively be categorized as "potential terrorists." Over recent years, the US government especially has been using "function-creep" to bring into law policies which ever increasingly encroach upon the basic freedoms of civilians. What is occurring is a seeping militarization of the social sphere. This socio-militarization now claims a legal right - and "duty" - to arrest and detain any civilian on the pretense of suspicion only. This has been most recently highlighted by President Obama's signing of the 2012 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) whose Section 1021 sanctions the military detention of American citizens without charge. One wonders here how many nails it takes to put the coffin lid on the American Constitution. The NDAA states that suspects can be held without trial "until the end of hostilities." However, when such "hostilities" are now part of a permanent war economy, such definitive "end of" seems to be an obscured issue. Further, it allows the militarized state to bring in troops (such as the National Guard) and local police forces, combined with extensive authorized surveillance, to "secure" the social sphere. With no defined enemy and no defined timeline, the notion of peacetime becomes meshed with socio-militarization to produce a state of terrifying peace.



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Tomgram: U.S. Africa Command Debates TomDispatch
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Tomgram: U.S. Africa Command Debates TomDispatch
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On July 12th, TomDispatch posted the latest piece in Nick Turse’s “changing face of empire" series: “Obama’s Scramble for Africa.” It laid out in some detail the way in which the U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM) has, in recent years, spread its influence across that continent, establishing bases and outposts, sending in special operations forces and drones, funding proxy forces on the continent, and so on. As last week ended, TomDispatch received a “letter to the editor” from Colonel Tom Davis, director of the U.S. Africa Command Office of Public Affairs, disputing in some detail a number of Turse’s points. (Colonel Davis also sent a copy of the letter to the Nation Institute, which supports this website.)


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Not a “Perfect Storm” But the New Norm in the American West
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Not a “Perfect Storm” But the New Norm in the American West
By William deBuys http://www.tomdispatch.com/blog/175573/

Dire fire conditions, like the inferno of heat, turbulence, and fuel that recently turned 346 homes in Colorado Springs to ash, are now common in the West. A lethal combination of drought, insect plagues, windstorms, and legions of dead, dying, or stressed-out trees constitute what some pundits are calling wildfire’s “perfect storm.”

They are only half right.



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UNCHECKED pentagon Spending Threatens Our National Security
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 Unchecked Pentagon Spending Threatens Our National Security

Statement from United for Peace and Justice on the FY2013 Pentagon House Appropriations



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Four Spending Myths That Could Wreck Our World
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Four Spending Myths That Could Wreck Our World
How Not to Solve an American Crisis

By Mattea Kramer  http://www.tomdispatch.com/archive/175569/

We’re at the edge of the cliff of deficit disaster! National security spending is being, or will soon be, slashed to the bone! Obamacare will sink the ship of state!

Each of these claims has grabbed national attention in a big way, sucking up years’ worth of precious airtime. That’s a serious bummer, since each of them is a spending myth of the first order. Let’s pop them, one by one, and move on to the truly urgent business of a nation that is indeed on the edge.



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How the Republican Plan for Voter Suppression Works
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How the Republican Plan for Voter Suppression Works
by Leslie Savan

It’s actually good, from a Republican point of view that party powers like Rupert Murdoch, his Wall Street Journal and Bill Kristol are piling on Mitt Romney as a lousy candidate right now, in July. And it is not just because it gives Romney a chance to shake up his campaign and satisfy his overlords’ demands over the summer. (He’s already begun.) But by squeezing him through the Adjustment Bureau now, the top Republicans can, by November, sing another tune: Romney is a plausible candidate, he can beat Obama. That way, if he “wins” with the help of massive voter suppression, it won’t seem so much like they’ve stolen the election.


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The Military Solution:The Lessons Washington Can't Draw From the Failure of the Military Option
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The Military Solution
The Lessons Washington Can't Draw From the Failure of the Military Option

By Tom Engelhardt  http://www.tomdispatch.com/archive/175564/

Americans may feel more distant from war than at any time since World War II began. Certainly, a smaller percentage of us -- less than 1% -- serves in the military in this all-volunteer era of ours and, on the face of it, Washington’s constant warring in distant lands seems barely to touch the lives of most Americans.



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Fourth of July 2012 Independence Day: Has Anything really changed?
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Fourth of July 2012 Independence Day: Has Anything really changed?

PEJ News - Joan Russow, Ph.D. - Global Compliance Research Project - Throughout his campaign, Barack Obama declared that he would "chart a new course for America", and in his victory speech he said: "This victory alone is not the change we seek. It is only the chance for us to make this change. And this cannot happen if we go back to the way things were." And to all those watching tonight from beyond our shores, our destiny is shared. But has he moved the United States of America away from its years of militarism, competitiveness and fundamentalism? Enclosed is a list of 98 ways that the United States of America, on July 4, 2012, has not yet,or may not have on moved away from "going back to the way things were. [Other than changes related to health care and same sex marriage].


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Did climate change ’cause’ the Colorado wildfires?
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Did climate change ’cause’ the Colorado wildfires?

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David Roberts - Thewildfires raging through Colorado and the West are unbelievable. Asof yesterday there were 242 fires burning, according to the NationalInteragency Fire Center. Almost350 homes have been destroyed in Colorado Springs, where 36,000people have been evacuated from their homes. President Obama isvisiting today to assess the devastation for himself.

http://grist.org/climate-change/did-climate-change-cause-the-colorado-wildfires/



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Living in an American Age of Techno-Wonder and Unreason
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Magic and the Machine
Living in an American Age of Techno-Wonder and Unreason 

[A longer version of this essay appears in "Magic Shows," the Summer 2012 issue of Lapham's Quarterly, and is posted at TomDispatch.com with the kind permission of that magazine.]

Lewis H. Lapham - As between the natural and the supernatural, I’ve never been much good at drawing firm distinctions. I know myself to be orbiting the sun at the speed of 65,000 miles per hour, but I can’t shake free of the impression shared by Pope Urban VIII, who in 1633 informed Galileo that the earth doesn’t move. So also the desk over which I bend to write, seemingly a solid mass of wood but in point of fact a restless flux of atoms bubbling in a cauldron equivalent to the one attended by the witches in Macbeth.

http://www.tomdispatch.com/archive/175561/



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Getting Rolled in Wisconsin Why Electoral Politics Sold Out the Popular Uprising in the Badger State -- and Why It’s Not All Over
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Getting Rolled in Wisconsin Why Electoral Politics Sold Out the Popular Uprising in the Badger State -- and Why It’s Not All Over

Andy Kroll - The revelers watched in stunned disbelief, cocktails in hand, dressed for a night to remember. On the big-screen TV a headline screamed in crimson red: "Projected Winner: Scott Walker." It was 8:49 p.m. In parts of Milwaukee, people learned that news networks had declared Wisconsin’s governor the winner while still in line to cast their votes. At the election night party for Walker's opponent, Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett, supporters talked and cried and ordered more drinks. Barrett soon took the stage to concede, then waded into the crowd where a distraught woman slapped him in the face.

www.tomdispatch.com/post/175556/tomgram%3A_andy_kroll%2C_how_the_wisconsin_uprising_got_hijacked/



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How ro Forget on Memorial Day Whistling Past the Graveyard of Empires
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How ro Forget on Memorial Day Whistling Past the Graveyard of Empires

Tom Engelhardt - It’s the saddest reading around: the little announcements that dribble out of the Pentagon every day or two -- those terse, relatively uninformative death notices: rank; name; age; small town, suburb, or second-level city of origin; means of death (“small arms fire,” “improvised explosive device,” “the result of gunshot wounds inflicted by an individual wearing an Afghan National Army uniform,” or sometimes something vaguer like “while conducting combat operations,” “supporting Operation Enduring Freedom,” or simply no explanation at all); and the unit the dead soldier belonged to. They are seldom 100 words, even with the usual opening line: “The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.” Sometimes they include more than one death.

 http://www.tomdispatch.com/archive/175546/



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·How ro Forget on Memorial Day Whistling Past the Graveyard of Empires 
·How Rural America Got Fracked The Environmental Nightmare You Know Nothing About 
·Vermont Fracking Ban: Green Mountain State Is First In U.S. To Restrict Gas Drilling Technique 
·The National Security State Wins (Again) :Why the Real Victor in Campaign 2012 Won’t Be Obama or Romney 
·America as a Shining Drone Upon a Hill: On Staring Death in the Face and Not Noticing 
·Plutonomy and the Precariat On the History of the U.S. Economy in Decline 
·Locking Down an American Workforce 
·The Afghan Syndrome 
·Left Behind: What We Lost in Iraq and Washington, 2009-2012 
·Don't Just Pressure ALEC's Corporate Sponsors, Name and Shame ALEC Legislators 
·Data Mining You How the Intelligence Community Is Creating a New American World 
·A New Energy Third World in North America? 
·Creating the Muslim Manchurian Candidate CandidateThe Right Wing’s Election-Year Islamophobia 
·We Screwed Up A Letter of Apology to My Granddaughter 
·Corporate Whistleblowers Get the Silent Treatment From Washington 
·Dow and Monsanto Join Forces to Poison America’s Heartland 
·Remotely Piloted War How Drone War Became The American Way of Life 
·Mad, Passionate Love -- and Violence: Occupy Heads into the Spring 
·Muslim "Terror Threat" Belied by Numbers 
·Silent State The Campaign Against Whistleblowers in Washington 
·Sierra Club took $26M from gas industry to fight coal-fired plants 
·Why Climate Change Will Make You Love Big Government 
·Money Isn't Speech, Corporations Aren't People" 
·Steve Kohn: Bradley Manning and the Travesty of Justice, interviewed by Peter B. Collins and Sibel Edmonds 
·Behind Closed Doors: Congress Trying to Force Indefinite Detention Bill on Americans 
·How the 99% Won in the Fight for Worker Rights 
·Democracy Now ' s Reportt on destruction of street 
·OWS at Valley Forge A (Self-)Graduation Speech for the Occupiers of Zuccotti Park 
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