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Syria: President Delays Military Action

By Jim Cason on 09/01/2013 @ 06:00 AM

Tags: war is not the answer, syria, middle east

The president's decision to seek Congressional authorization for military action in Syria provides an opportunity to prevent a war.

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Syria: Rush to War is a Huge Mistake

By Matt Southworth on 08/28/2013 @ 12:32 AM

Tags: Syria, War Is Not the Answer

Military strikes in Syria, whether undertaken by the U.S. or anyone else, would be a mistake. I’m not an expert on Syria, but I don’t need to be to know this fact.

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Let Freedom Ring

By Diane Randall on 08/21/2013 @ 07:03 PM

Tags: war is not the answer

Fifty years later, Dr. King’s eloquent preaching still speaks to our hopes and aspirations for a world where “children will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.”

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Egyptian Civilians Deserve More from the U.S.

By Madeline Rose on 08/15/2013 @ 04:00 PM

Tags: foreign policy, peaceful prevention

President Obama and Secretary Kerry owe Egyptian civilians more than rhetorical condemnation. The U.S. government's culpability in the killing of and violence against civilians ongoing in Cairo is real and must be meaningfully addressed.

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Sentencing Reform: A Step Forward

By Tila Neguse on 08/15/2013 @ 10:20 AM

Tags: criminal justice

The time for sentencing reform is long overdue, and a recent statement by Attorney General Eric Holder shows a possible path forward in Congress.

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Congress Should Reform Security Assistance in Africa

By Michael Shank and Madeline Rose on 08/14/2013 @ 06:33 PM

Tags: foreign policy, peaceful prevention

U.S. security assistance spending has never been audited or overseen in any coordinated way, allowing U.S.-made and U.S.-delivered tear gas canisters to be used against civilians peacefully protesting in Egypt

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Home for Recess

By Jim Cason on 08/10/2013 @ 07:00 PM

Tags: budget, energy, budget update, syria, iran, ppdc

The House and Senate rushed through a series of votes in late July before heading home for the recess that lasts through the first week of September.

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The Threat of Terror

By Diane Randall on 08/06/2013 @ 07:03 PM

Tags: Afghanistan, Middle East

Who are we at war with? Why can we kill people in other countries with drone strikes? And what are the implications for the security of US citizens as other countries develop and use drone technology?

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Complex Crises Fund Cut in FY2014 Appropriations

By Madeline Rose on 08/05/2013 @ 04:00 PM

Tags: budget, peaceful prevention of deadly conflict, war is not the answer

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A Critical Month for Nuclear Disarmament

By David Culp on 08/05/2013 @ 11:00 AM

Tags: nuclear weapons

Following the advice of the Pentagon and the State Department, President Obama has proposed cutting the number of strategic nuclear weapons by another one-third and reducing the stockpile of weapons by up to half.

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