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Rick Perry, Undefeated

Texas Gov. Rick Perry has some Democratic strategists gleefully looking forward to running against a hard-right Tea Party Republican who has toyed with secession and looks an awful lot like George W. Bush. But his record of leaving opponents in the dust is well documented: Since 1984, the man once derided as “Governor Good Hair” […]

August 14, 2011

Four Trillion for War—and Rising

Anyone paying attention to the costs of U.S. military action in Iraq and Afghanistan must have known that the president badly underestimated those numbers on June 22, when he told the nation that we have spent “a trillion dollars” waging war over the past decade. For well over two years, we have known that the […]

July 4, 2011

Iraq and Afghanistan: The $4 Trillion Wars

This post was written by National Memo Editor-in-Chief Joe Conason. Anyone paying attention to the costs of US military action in Iraq and Afghanistan must have known that the President badly underestimated those numbers on June 22, when he told the nation that we have spent “a trillion dollars” waging war over the past decade. […]

June 30, 2011

Study: Post 9/11 War Costs to Total $3.7 Trillion, 300,000 Lives

A massive Brown University study put out Wednesday by economists, political scientists, lawyers, and humanitarian professionals projects the ultimate costs of the Bush/Obama wars to exceed $3 trillion when veterans’ long-term health benefits and future military spending on the conflicts is accounted for. The cost in human lives is far larger than most have previously […]

June 29, 2011