JOHN LAFORGE – Beginning Nov. 1, food stamp cutbacks mean $36 per month less for a family of four. Public â€˜servantsâ€™ like Wisconsin Republican Paul Ryan and Democratic former President Bill Clinton point to the failure of poverty programs to end poverty, and then slash those program budgets or abolish them altogether. Meanwhile, the chronic test failure of anti-missile rockets never results in budget cuts, but is called reason enough for more funding.
FRANCIS A. BOYLE – â€œNuclear deterrenceâ€ is not now and has never been the Obama administrationâ€™s nuclear weapons policy from the get-go, then by default this means that offensive first-strike strategic nuclear war fighting is now and has always been the Obama administrationâ€™s nuclear weapons policy. This policy will also be pursued and augmented by means of â€œintegrated non-nuclear strike options.â€