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Who decides what’s “essential” during a government shutdown?
Re-purposing America's war machine.
By 2023, what will we make of 2013?
Just doing what’s popular would make us healthier, wealthier, wiser and less indebted.
Few are asking the hard questions about what security we actually need—and how to keep track of the billions of dollars that the government pours into it.
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