The proposal is aimed at reducing spending by $10.5 trillion over the coming decade, but the cuts seem likely to come with incalculable human, cultural, and societal costs.
Women's reproductive rights, never comfortably secure, are in clear and present danger Trump's administration. Abortion is not a political football; it's a fundamental human right.
Tom Engelhardt, cofounder of the American Empire Project and author of The United States of Fear as well as The End of Victory Culture, runs The Nation Institute's TomDispatch.com. His latest book, coauthored with Nick Turse, is Terminator Planet: The First History of Drone Warfare, 2001-2050.