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482- Why the US keeps sending weapons to Egypt: Is this policy dangerous for America?

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NPR Planet Money episode 482 asks why the US keeps sending weapons to Egypt. We continue to give Egypt $1.5 billion a year, $1.3 billion of which goes to the Egyptian military. Policy proponents say this money comes back to the US, since Egypt spends this money on American weapons.

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What Does The Shutdown Say About Politicians’ Common Sense?

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Several days into the government shutdown, it’s obvious many politicians are out of touch with reality. They seemingly live in a bubble where they don’t realize how their decisions might affect reality. Sure, they’re using it as a bargaining chip

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