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Ukraine Threats Will Not Bring Resolution

By Jim Cason on 03/02/2014 @ 10:00 AM

Tags: wina

Military force will not bring peace to Ukraine. But threats of additional military force are not likely to provide a solution either.

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Wars Are Ending. Why Does the Pentagon Want More Money?

By Tila Neguse and Jim Cason on 02/28/2014 @ 01:00 PM

Tags: Budget, Checkbook, Budget News

We were glad to hear Secretary of Defense Hagel recognize the US needs to downsize the military as the wars wind down. However, Congress should refuse to accept his proposal to increase Pentagon spending over the next five years.

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Call Your Rep for Iran Diplomacy

By Kate Gould on 02/04/2014 @ 09:10 AM

Tags: Iran, Middle East

Call your Rep today to support--not sabotage--diplomacy with Iran: 1-855-68-NO WAR (855-686-6927) and post a blog comment here about your call.

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First Look at Appropriations 2014

By Tila Neguse on 01/14/2014 @ 05:00 PM

Tags: Budget, Domestic, Poverty, budget news

Months ago passing a 12 bill omnibus didn't seem possible. Now, the spending bill has passed the House and the partisan gridlock on the budget seems to have fractured for a moment.

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The Budget Deal: Could Be Worse - Should Be Better

By Tila Neguse on 12/18/2013 @ 05:00 PM

Tags: Budget, Domestic, Poverty, budget news

The Bipartisan Budget Act of 2013 restores some much-needed funding to domestic programs in the next two years, but gives the Pentagon the same relief. The great thing about the deal is that the conversation about reining in Pentagon spending is still alive and well.

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Budget Deal at a Glance

By Tila Neguse on 12/11/2013 @ 01:00 PM

Tags: Budget, Domestic, Poverty, budget news

House and Senate Budget chairs Paul Ryan (WI-1) and Patty Murray (WA) reached agreement on a deal that would avert another government shutdown and provide short term relief for the across-the-board sequestration cuts.

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Call Congress: Don't Sabotage Iran Diplomacy!

By Kate Gould on 12/09/2013 @ 02:10 PM

Tags: Iran, Middle East

Call your Rep today to support--not sabotage--diplomacy with Iran: 1-855-68-NO WAR (855-686-6927) and post a blog comment here about your call.

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Hamba Kahle Nelson Mandela

By Jim Cason on 12/05/2013 @ 10:00 PM

Go well Nelson Mandela. What I'll remember is how Nelson Mandela never lost his focus on making a better South Africa and a better world.

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Gun Violence and Politics

By Diane Randall on 12/05/2013 @ 04:24 PM

Tags: gun violence, Diane

On December 12, hundreds of people will gather here in Washington, DC to remember the children murdered in Newtown, CT one year ago.

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Historic U.S.-Iran Deal

By Kate Gould and Col. Lawrence Wilkerson on 11/25/2013 @ 09:00 AM

Tags: iran, middleeast, news

Col. Lawrence Wilkerson and FCNL’s Kate Gould write in the Guardian: The last thing the world needs is Congress thwarting historic US-Iran nuclear deal. It would be foolish for Congress to jeopardize a good deal with Iran that addresses the most urgent proliferation concerns.

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