The conflict over an aging U.S. military base in Okinawa has not gone away. Rather, it illustrates the very different ideas that Washington and Tokyo have about their alliance.
We should cut the military budget and use that money to fund our transition to a greener economy.
How can we come out of this recession with a manufacturing sector and a workforce that are globally competitive, that produce things that people need in the new green economy?
Russian arms seller Viktor Bout is small potatoes compared to the real pushers.
The United States failed to capitalize on a Peace Dividend. Now, with the economy in a rut and the globe heating up, we have a second chance to shift Pentagon funds to domestic needs with a Green Dividend.