Short Notes: You Don’t Have Any Bruce Lee Jokes, Either

Jose Vilson Short Notes

A few notes:


It takes courage to stare down those who have profited so handsomely from this wretched state of affairs and realign our national budgetary priorities to match our rhetoric (viz-a-viz, “Children are our future”). According to The Nation, ending the U.S. military involvement in Iraq and Afghanistan means $44 billion that could be spent on something else. That same article notes that $1 billion spent on education produces over twice as many, and better-paying jobs than the same amount spent on the military. What it would take to put every child in America in a well-built, well-staffed, well-run school could be easily shaved from the Pentagon budget with no danger to our national defense.

– Renee Moore