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Here are the senators and representatives who own stock in Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman, Raytheon, and other top defense contractors. Read more

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The U.S. war in Afghanistan has been remarkably expensive, wasteful, and destructive. As a first lieutenant, I experienced its absurdity firsthand. Read more

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The provisions could draw greater scrutiny to prices the manufacturer charges the government for parts. Read more

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During one of the most dangerous periods in American history, Senator Romney must abandon the hyper-caution that has defined his career, and cultivate allies that can extricate the country from political chaos. Read more


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Defense contractors are denying the military the right to repair its equipment. Unless the FTC rules otherwise, the contractors do it themselves—for a fee. Read more

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The right-wing billionaire has teamed up with unlikely ally George Soros on “military restraint,” but Koch Industries subsidiaries make millions by supplying the Navy with circuitry. Read more

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Representative Ro Khanna is navigating a major reform through the House, but can Elizabeth Warren do the same in the Republican-run Senate? Read more

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