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EPA Rules a Step to Reducing Carbon Pollution

By Jose Aguto on 05/30/2014 @ 03:00 PM

Tags: environment, featured

On Monday, June 2nd, the EPA announced the highly anticipated climate change regulations for existing power plants. While Congressional action to reduce greenhouse gas emissions is still essential, this is a welcome and necessary step towards U.S. leadership on climate disruption.

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Don't Replace Big Wars with Small Ones

By Jim Cason on 05/29/2014 @ 01:00 PM

Tags: war is not the answer, drones, Afghanistan, Iraq, featured

President Barack Obama rolled out a new vision of the U.S. role in the world this week that is grounded in a shift from fighting large wars in a few places to mounting small scale military engagements in many more countries. The president got this new vision half right.

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Drone Warfare is Still War

By Elizabeth Beavers on 05/29/2014 @ 10:35 AM

Tags: foreign policy, war is not the answer, drones, aumf

The President announced he wants to shift American foreign policy away from war and toward peace, but then he pledged his commitment to continuing drone strikes. Drone warfare is still war, and this will not bring peace.

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Ending Endless War: More Votes, another Chance

By Jim Cason on 05/22/2014 @ 01:00 PM

Tags: war is not the answer, drones, featured

The House of Representatives came another step closer to ending the war on terror and repealing the law that puts us in a state of permanent war.

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Big News at FCNL and a Job Opening

By Kathy Zager on 05/19/2014 @ 02:38 PM

Tags: around the office, communications, Quakerism

FCNL is expanding its young adult programming significantly. We are adding an intensive 10-12 day summer training and a year-long Advocacy Corps. Read more for details, including a job opening.

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When Government Kills

By Diane Randall on 05/02/2014 @ 10:39 AM

The botched execution of Clayton Lockett in Oklahoma manifests the most current dilemma of government-sanctioned killing. This travesty is yet another reason that compels us work to abolish the death penalty in the U.S.

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Obama: Why Do People Want War?

By Jim Cason on 05/01/2014 @ 11:00 AM

President Obama recently wondered what military force accomplishes. That's a great place to start a conversation about other ways to address conflicts.

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Quaker Voluntary Service Visits DC

Posted on 04/16/2014 @ 11:28 AM

Tags: around the office, Quakerism

How do we act in national politics as a testimony of our Quaker faith? Quaker Voluntary Service Volunteer Maire Moriarty reflects in this guest blog post.

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Torture is Immoral

By Elizabeth Beavers on 04/15/2014 @ 10:35 AM

Tags: foreign policy, torture, Guantanamo, war is not the answer

Because the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence voted to declassify its investigation into the CIA's use of torture, the American people will finally be able to understand what happened, and move on.

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Lopsided Priorities: Billions Moved to Pentagon

By Tila Neguse on 04/10/2014 @ 02:30 PM

Tags: Budget, Domestic, budget news, poverty

House Budget Chair Paul Ryan's (WI-1) 2015 budget sticks to next year's spending limits, but would increase Pentagon spending by cutting domestic spending in 2016 and beyond.

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