As with any kind of change of priorities or new projects taken on by the military, defense contractors will be soon scrambling for a piece of the pie, as will the folks on the Hill looking to bring the pork home to their states and districts.
In contrast to the “pink-washing” of defense contractors, progressive voices that question militarism — e.g., Sanders, Omar, Gabbard — are hectored, harried and condemned.
WASHINGTON -- With March 19 marking 16 years of continuous war in Iraq, there is a distinct feeling of deja vu in Washington, as neocon figures like John Bolton and Elliot Abrams beat the drum for war in Venezuela. Liberals and progressives have traditionally been more critical of war and militarism than their conservative counterparts. But in the