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No Wasted Ink Writers Links

Welcome back to another Monday of writer’s links.  This week I have many general writing tip articles for you and a few that feature poetry writing.  82 more words


Nearly Half the Pentagon Budget Goes To Contractors | The American Conservative

Hawks on Capitol Hill and in the U.S. military routinely justify increases in the Defense Department’s already munificent budget by arguing that yet more money is needed to “support the troops.” If you’re already nodding in agreement, let me explain just where a huge chunk of the Pentagon budget—hundreds of billions of dollars—really goes. 24 more words


A House Republican explains why deficits don’t matter anymore - Vox

Back when Barack Obama was president, congressional Republicans could frequently be heard arguing that both short-term budget deficits and the long-term accumulation of national debt were acute economic problems that needed to be addressed immediately. 44 more words


Evidence that curtailing proactive policing can reduce major crime

Governments employ police to prevent criminal acts. But it remains in dispute whether high rates of police stops, criminal summonses and aggressive low-level arrests reduce serious crime. 32 more words


These are a few of my favorite posts

I drew a complete blank about what to write about this week. (It happens to everyone sometimes!) Instead, I’m going to share some links to some of my favorite technique posts that I’ve written. 138 more words