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Congressional apathy toward our wars and schemes abroad marks a dangerous sign of democratic decay. But it’s not too late.
Over 22.5 million people have been forced to flee their countries. Last year, less than 200,000 were resettled.
Soldiers, civilians, and the 140 million Americans who are poor or low-income pay the price for our never-ending wars.
Americans spend $32 million per hour on wars started during the Bush administration.
U.S. Special Forces now blanket most of the world, yet terrorist groups continue to proliferate. Maybe militarism isn't the solution.
Trump's racist remarks are offensive. The brutal excesses of U.S. foreign policy are worse.
The evidence is in: The "adults in the room" at the White House have enabled Trump's worst impulses, not checked them.
As the war on terror enters its 17th year, it's clear that abuses of power by one administration lead to abuses by the next.
If any other public agency had blown hundreds of billions of dollars, Congress would hold hearings. If it's the Pentagon, it gets $80 billion more.
Trump's plans to extend the war he once supported ending are even more worrisome for their lack of transparency.