Mibi at deviantART has created Death and Taxes — a diagram that shows where your tax dollars end up by displaying the logos of various government agencies as circles that are scaled so that their relative sizes match their relative funding:
“Death and Taxes” Poster Visualizes U.S. Budget
Slate’s Eric Umansky writes about how the ACLU picked up the ball that the news media dropped and scooped them with the torture documents retrieved via the Freedom of Information Act. And Fred Kaplan tells us why the recently-touted Pentagon budget cuts won’t really amount to much.
Steve Weissman at truthout notes that the Democratic Party shares the blame for the U.S. torture policy.