How to Spend the War Money

David Swanson writes, "Congress members of both parties, not to mention the White House, have already forgotten the anti-war and anti-Bush vote of November 7th (the Republicans lost one more seat in a runoff on Wednesday) and are dreaming of big Christmas presents for war profiteers. Since we Americans apparently have no other need for any money, and since we enjoy paying our taxes so much, they're planning to approve another $160 billion in 'emergency' (off the books) cash for the war early next year. That's billion with a 'B.' This will be on top of the $70 billion they provided in October. I hate to play Scrooge here, but ain't that a bit much?"

//www.truthout.org/docs_2006/121806P.shtml



Instant Runoff Voting Is Catching On

"Political reforms such as redistricting reform, fusion, and campaign finance reform have been floundering at the ballot box in recent years, rejected by voters in several states. But another political reform, instant runoff voting, has been quietly racking up impressive victories," writes Steven Hill.

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