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Bernie Sanders' Run Can Help the US Less War Movement
A key problem confronting Americans who would like to see the US involved in less war is that as Peter Beinart recently noted in the Atlantic: It's also notoriously hard to mobilize Americans ...
Robert Naiman 05/04/2015 26 8 - -
Arab-Americans and Muslim-Americans Should Oppose Fast Track Trade Bill
In 2010, the Census Bureau estimated that there were 1.7 million Americans of Arab descent. The Arab American Institute thinks this was an undercount, and puts the number now at about 3.7 million. ...
Robert Naiman 04/27/2015 1 2 - -
Does Fast Track Supporter Earl Blumenauer Also Support Israeli Settlements?
I was recently introduced to the acronym "TSINO" - "Two-Stater in Name Only." This is someone who claims to support the international consensus for a diplomatic resolution of the Israel-Palestine ...
Robert Naiman 04/24/2015 9 5 - -
Maryland Senator Ben Cardin is a Two State Faker
On Tuesday night I gave a talk on the University of Illinois-Urbana campus as part of "Israeli Apartheid Week." In my talk, I argued that the question of whether Israel is an "apartheid state" is ...
Robert Naiman 04/22/2015 6 4 - -
Will House Democrats #StandWithJan to Back the Iran Talks?
House Democrats will play a key role in whether the Obama Administration can get a deal with Iran. Under the Corker-Cardin deal on the Corker Congressional review legislation, if a third of the ...
Robert Naiman 04/17/2015 4 4 - -
What Did Democrats Win in the Cardin Compromise on the Corker Bill?
I knew a lawyer who was a Philosophy major as an undergrad. At a party many years ago - maybe we had consumed a few sips of beer - I asked him, what does studying Philosophy have to do with being a ...
Robert Naiman 04/15/2015 24 11 - -
Hillary's Better on Iran Diplomacy Than Key Senate Democrats - and Rand Paul
Do you remember when Rand Paul was threatening to run for President to Hillary Clinton's left on war and peace? It seems like ancient history now, doesn't it? When the Administration announced the ...
Robert Naiman 04/13/2015 11 6 - -
Does Alan Grayson Want War With Iran?
In August-September 2013, Florida Democratic Representative Alan Grayson was a vocal opponent of plans by the Obama Administration for direct military intervention in the Syrian civil war by bombing ...
Robert Naiman 04/10/2015 29 9 - -
Democrats Blast Schumer Threat to Kill Iran Deal
Democratic constituency groups opposed to war with Iran are furious that New York Democrat and Senate Minority Leader "heir apparent" Chuck Schumer is threatening to scuttle the possibility of a ...
Robert Naiman 04/08/2015 125 199 3 -
Hillary Clinton, Elizabeth Warren, and Bernie Sanders Back Iran Framework Deal
As it was before, so it is now: the question of whether Congress will blow up diplomacy with Iran and put us on a path to another war is ultimately a question about Senate Democrats. There are fifty-...
Robert Naiman 04/06/2015 20 22 1 -
Menendez, Indicted, Should Resign From Leadership
New Jersey Democratic Senator Robert Menendez has just been indicted on federal corruption charges . Like every US citizen facing criminal prosecution, Menendez has the right to the legal ...
Robert Naiman 04/01/2015 9 6 - -
Rumor Control: Contra NYT, Iran Didn't Renege on Shipping Uranium
US, European, and Iranian negotiators are working against a self-imposed Tuesday deadline to secure a "framework agreement" which will outline the parameters of a comprehensive agreement to be ...
Robert Naiman 03/30/2015 15 8 - -
Schumer's Choice: To Succeed Reid, Schumer Must Back Iran Deal
Democratic Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid has announced that he will not run for re-election. Reid has endorsed Sen. Charles Schumer (D-NY) to succeed him as Democratic leader. But in order to ...
Robert Naiman 03/27/2015 46 11 - -
Will Democrats Back Obama's UN Push for Two States in Israel-Palestine?
The Obama Administration has broadcast that since Benjamin Netanyahu announced that there will never be a Palestinian state so long as Netanyahu remains Prime Minister of Israel, the US may end its ...
Robert Naiman 03/24/2015 10 7 - -
UN Security Council: Right Venue for Iran Deal, Right Venue for Israel-Palestine
In the wake of the Israeli election - in which now re-elected Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu spectacularly unmasked himself and his supporters as diehard opponents of a diplomatic resolution to ...
Robert Naiman 03/19/2015 22 19 - -
Israeli Opposition Calls Out Netanyahu for Racist Attack on Arab Voting
Like all right-thinking people, I hope that when the Israeli election is completely finished and a new Israeli government is formed, the words that I am writing now will not seem very relevant, ...
Robert Naiman 03/17/2015 19 20 1 -
Opposing Two States, Netanyahu Unmasks GOP-Likud Agenda of Fake Diplomacy
Congressional Republicans who are trying to blow up U.S.-European diplomacy with Iran would desperately like Americans to believe that they have some alternative besides war to the Administration's ...
Robert Naiman 03/16/2015 31 17 1 -
Will the 47 Diplomacy Saboteurs Have Democratic Enablers?
Democrats have been outraged by 47 Senate Republicans ostentatiously trying to blow up negotiations with Iran with their "open letter" to Iranian leaders - essentially begging Iranian hardliners to ...
Robert Naiman 03/12/2015 14 4 - -
Politico: Reid Will Face Pressure to Remove Menendez from Leadership if Menendez is Indicted
Senate Republicans have a rule that if a Republican Senator is indicted for a felony, that Senator has to give up any Republican leadership position in the Senate. Politico reports that Senate ...
Robert Naiman 03/09/2015 12 3 - -
Menendez Should Withdraw From Leadership If He Faces Charges
On Saturday, the New York Times reported that the Justice Department is preparing to file corruption charges against New Jersey Sen. Robert Menendez following a two-year investigation into ...
Robert Naiman 03/08/2015 12 5 - -
Rock the Vote: Chicago Mayoral Election Planning Calendar
On April 7, there's going to be a world-historical electoral showdown in Chicago between incumbent Mayor Rahm Emmanuel and the insurgent challenger, former Harold Washington lieutenant Jesus "Chuy" ...
Robert Naiman 03/04/2015 1 4 - -
For Peace, We Must Defeat Netanyahu on Iran Diplomacy
Peace and justice advocates in the U.S. are fighting Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu and his U.S. amen corner on two fronts. The first front is the fight over Iran diplomacy, which Netanyahu is ...
Robert Naiman 03/03/2015 16 10 - -
43 Dems So Far Publicly Skipping Bibi's Reelection Ad
Mitchell Cohen of the Century Foundation has a strong piece at the Boston Globe calling on Democrats not to participate in incumbent Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu's speech to Congress on Tuesday. ...
Robert Naiman 02/27/2015 25 14 - -
White House Brainstorms Bibi Snubs - Will Admin Play Its Trumps?
AP reports that the White House is now brainstorming more ways that they could undercut Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu's planned speech to Congress on March 3, in which Netanyahu is expected to ...
Robert Naiman 02/23/2015 25 18 - -
Netanyahu Speech: Moderate Republican Staffer Application Form
Given the number of Democratic Members of Congress who are expected to skip Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu’s planned tirade in Congress against diplomacy on March 3rd if it goes forward, it has ...
Robert Naiman 02/20/2015 16 7 - -
Profiles in Courage: 37 Dems Publicly Break with Netanyahu's Tirade for War
A recent CNN poll found that four out of five Democratic voters oppose the Israeli Prime Minister's planned March 3 tirade to Congress against diplomacy. Thursday morning, twenty-three House ...
Robert Naiman 02/19/2015 26 39 - -
Rep. Hank Johnson: It's Not Just About Bibi Dissing Our Black President
When the 1% were plotting to overthrow the Roman republic, the great democratic orator Cicero gave a series of speeches in the Roman Senate, exposing the conspiracy. These speeches came to be known ...
Robert Naiman 02/11/2015 20 24 - -
Abe Foxman & Isaac Herzog: Cancel Bibi’s Speech to Congress
As the controversy surrounding Benjamin Netanyahu proposed speech to Congress on March 3rd reaches new heights, one of the Jewish community’s top leaders is calling on the Israeli prime minister ...
Robert Naiman 02/07/2015 54 24 - -
Israeli Consul: Supporters of Bibi's Speech Want to Humiliate President Obama
If any doubt remains that Speaker Boehner's invitation to Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu to address Congress on March 3rd represents a coordinated attack on President Obama by the right wing noise ...
Robert Naiman 02/05/2015 94 146 - -
Rep. Keith Ellison: Postpone Bibi's Speech to Congress
If you're anywhere to the left of Thomas Friedman (he's with us now, in case you didn't get the memo) on the issue of the relationship between the U.S. and Israel, now would be a strategic time to ...
Robert Naiman 01/30/2015 13 20 - -
FBI: Give Me Back My Email To WikiLeaks
Back in the solidarity movements of the 1980s, activists were encouraged to apply for our FBI files under the Freedom of Information Act. Nobody expected the FBI to tell the truth about what it had.
Robert Naiman 01/27/2015 5 20 - -
Israeli Military Officers: Don't Punish Palestine for Joining the ICC
If you thought it was a done deal that U.S. aid to the Palestinians would by cut off in punishment of the Palestinian application to join the International Criminal Court, think again. Opponents of ...
Robert Naiman 01/13/2015 7 12 - -
Rand Paul: Kicking Palestinians is a Freebie
[A slightly different version of this piece is at Huffington Post .] Folks who are still sure that Rand Paul offers a meaningful alternative to Hillary as far as excessively zealous support for the ...
Robert Naiman 01/10/2015 28 7 - -
In 2015, Let’s Not Punish the Palestinians for Joining the ICC
A proposed New Year's Resolution: in 2015, let's not punish the Palestinians for joining the International Criminal Court . No doubt some Members of Congress - presumably, the ones who aren't busy ...
Robert Naiman 01/01/2015 29 29 - -
A Vote for "Draft Warren" is a Vote for a Democratic Primary
If you object to the proposition that Hillary Clinton should become the Democratic nominee for President in 2016 without having to substantially engage with Democratic primary voters and caucus-...
Robert Naiman 12/23/2014 66 14 1 -
Can Congress End the Cuba Embargo? Many Republicans Want Embargo to Fall
Can Republicans nostalgic for the Cold War block President Obama from taking executive actions to improve U.S. diplomatic and economic ties with Cuba? Could a Republican-led Congress vote to end the ...
Robert Naiman 12/18/2014 5 7 - -
Report on CIA Torture Shows Need for Limiting ISIS AUMF
On Thursday, the Senate Foreign Relations Committee will debate and vote on an authorization for the use of military force (AUMF) against ISIS. The committee will likely consider AUMF provisions ...
Robert Naiman 12/10/2014 3 2 - -
This Week, Senate Democrats Can Limit the ISIS War
At long last, the Senate Foreign Relations Committee is expected to vote this week on an authorization for the use of force for the war against ISIS that started in early August. There is little ...
Robert Naiman 12/09/2014 3 1 - -
Warren & Sanders: Missing Voices for Iran Diplomacy?
Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren and Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders are increasingly seen as leaders of the progressive wing of the Democratic Party, largely as a result of being the most ...
Robert Naiman 12/05/2014 14 4 - -
On Preventing Iran War, Gary Peters is No Carl Levin
Most Democrats of a certain age will remember the moment in the 1988 Vice-Presidential debate when Dan Quayle, who was running around comparing himself to President Kennedy, got this comeuppance ...
Robert Naiman 12/01/2014 3 6 - -
Torture Report: Mark Udall's World-Historical Moment to Rescue CIA Oversight
"Time Is Running Out on the CIA Torture Report," the National Journal reports : Backroom negotiations over the release of a long-delayed Senate report on the George W. Bush administration's use of ...
Robert Naiman 11/25/2014 7 13 - -
$5 Billion for Iraq-Syria War? Three Reasons to Oppose
The Pentagon has requested $5 billion in funding from Congress to extend the three month old war in Iraq and Syria. Here are three reasons to oppose the Pentagon's request. 1. You're against the ...
Robert Naiman 11/14/2014 9 10 - -
Donna Edwards for DCCC chair!
There's been a lot of kvetching among Democrats about the Democratic leadership in the wake of the election result. How about we do something about it? I started a petition at MoveOn: Donna ...
Robert Naiman 11/10/2014 10 13 - -
There's No Republican Mandate for More War
Quite predictably, some pundits in big media are spinning the Republican takeover of the Senate as telling us that America wants President Obama's policies to be more Republican, whatever that might ...
Robert Naiman 11/05/2014 1 4 - -
Concerned About ISIS, But Also About Endless War? Back Limits on the Use of Force
In response to the U.S. bombing of Islamic State ["ISIS"] fighters in Iraq and Syria, which Congress has never explicitly approved, Members of Congress long concerned about presidents and Congresses ...
Robert Naiman 10/28/2014 5 5 - -
Will Elizabeth Warren & Bernie Sanders #StandWithJStreet Against Illegal Israeli Settlements?
Progressive champions Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders have gotten grief lately from progressives for their apparent status quo-embracing actions and statements on Israel/Palestine in the context ...
Robert Naiman 09/04/2014 106 20 1 -
Why Not Same Policy Towards Syria as Other Human Rights Abusers?
Glenn Greenwald thinks it's funny that while a year ago, we were told that it was an absolute emergency to bomb Syrian President Bashar Assad and arm insurgents fighting to overthrow him, now we're ...
Robert Naiman 08/27/2014 12 10 - -
If Liberal Zionism Were Dead, What Actions Would That Imply?
On Sunday, the New York Times ran an opinion piece by Antony Lerman, a former director of the Institute for Jewish Policy Research, with the provocative title, " The End of Liberal Zionism ," which ...
Robert Naiman 08/25/2014 33 12 - -
Sunset an Authorization for the Use of Force in Iraq
Judging from press reports, when Congress returns from its August recess in early September, the United States military will have been bombing "Islamic State" fighters in Iraq for a month, with a ...
Robert Naiman 08/24/2014 1 6 1 -
Gaza Blockade Hangs Fire in Cairo: Where is the Anti-War Left?
The greatest struggle facing the anti-war movement in the United States is the struggle to get people who come to anti-war demonstrations after a war starts to engage politically to prevent the same ...
Robert Naiman 08/15/2014 113 12 - -
"Humanitarian Emergency" Does Not Suspend the Constitution on War Powers
President Obama gave a speech last night purporting to justify today's U.S. military strikes in Iraq. Unfortunately, the President's speech failed to clearly answer key questions related to the ...
Robert Naiman 08/08/2014 62 7 - -
Black Caucus: #StandWithKeith To End Gaza Blockade
On July 29, Congressional Progressive Caucus Co-Chair Keith Ellison did something unique for a Member of Congress. He published an op-ed in the Washington Post calling for ending the economic ...
Robert Naiman 08/06/2014 34 13 - -
Gaza Ceasefire Collapses; What Should We Do Now?
The Gaza ceasefire has collapsed, the New York Times reports . This is terrible news, obviously, and there is no reason to belabor why, for anyone following the news. However, there are three ...
Robert Naiman 08/01/2014 98 10 - -
Americans for Peace Now Backs Kerry on Gaza Ceasefire
(Revised from a piece yesterday at Huffington Post to include the Americans for Peace Now alert and the page of pro-Kerry-diplomacy tweets that Just Foreign Policy put up.) It was bad enough that ...
Robert Naiman 07/30/2014 35 16 - -
Before Unleashing Gaza-like Airstrikes on Iraq, Congress Must Vote
In the early hours of Friday morning, Gaza's Ark - the boat preparing to sail from Gaza in defiance of the Israeli blockade on Palestinian exports - was hit by an Israeli missile and caught fire . ...
Robert Naiman 07/14/2014 20 6 1 -
Netanyahu's War: What Is It Good For?
Originally published at Huffington Post . The government of Benjamin Netanyahu has launched a new war on Palestinians in Gaza, a war whose purported justifications make George W. Bush's excuses for ...
Robert Naiman 07/10/2014 19 17 1 -
Presbyterians Divest from the Israeli Occupation: the End of the Beginning?
Originally published at Huffington Post When there is a just resolution to the Israel/Palestine conflict, I will claim that June 20, 2014 marked a turning point. That was the day that the ...
Robert Naiman 06/23/2014 68 27 - -
The President Has No Mandate to Bomb Iraq or Syria
At this writing, President Obama has neither the legal nor the political mandate to conduct airstrikes in Iraq or Syria. On Thursday night, 182 Members of the House voted yes on Representative ...
Robert Naiman 06/20/2014 16 6 1 -
Tell Congress NOW: No U.S. War in Iraq or Syria!
President Obama is under heavy pressure to order direct U.S. military intervention in Iraq and Syria. But as Thomas Friedman wrote in the New York Times , avoiding direct U.S. military involvement ...
Robert Naiman 06/19/2014 10 8 - -
Voices in Detroit for Presbyterian divestment from occupation
My Just Foreign Policy colleague Megan Iorio and I are in Detroit this week, helping to lift up the voices calling on Presbyterians to divest from three companies - Caterpillar, Motorola Solutions, ...
Robert Naiman 06/18/2014 1 1 - -
Presbyterian Divestment: Contesting Representations of "the Jewish Community"
Detroit - Listening to the debate among Presbyterians about whether to divest from Caterpillar, Motorola, and Hewlett-Packard over the persistent involvement of these companies in the Israeli ...
Robert Naiman 06/17/2014 4 11 - -
Anti-Apartheid Archbishop Calls Presbyterians to Back Divestment from Israeli Occupation
Detroit - As Presbyterians meeting in Detroit consider divestment from three companies linked to the Israeli occupation of Palestine - Caterpillar, Motorola, and Hewlett Packard - Archbishop Desmond ...
Robert Naiman 06/16/2014 28 17 1 -
Presbyterians Poised for Historic Vote Against Israel's Occupation of Palestine
Sometimes a situation that appears hopeless is actually poised for a new beginning - when the apparent hopelessness reflects acceptance that conventional wisdom has utterly failed to bring about ...
Robert Naiman 06/12/2014 30 16 - -
Amb. Ford: Give Syrian Insurgents Manpads to Shoot Down Iranian Planes
Last September, Congress said no to plans to bomb Syria, by failing to approve an authorization for the use of military force. Now there is a new push - exemplified by this New York Times op-ed by ...
Robert Naiman 06/10/2014 18 11 - -
Warmonger Media Storm Against Saving Sgt. Bergdahl Shows Why We Have So Much War
If you want to understand why it's the case that on the one hand, the U.S. public and the majority of Congress turned against the war in Afghanistan a long time ago, and yet on the other hand, it's ...
Robert Naiman 06/05/2014 13 13 1 -
If You're Not Cheering Bowe's Return, You Didn't Want To End the War
If you're not cheering the Obama Administration's successful diplomacy to bring home prisoner of war Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, you must be a Republican warmonger. I will buy dinner for the first person ...
Robert Naiman 06/03/2014 28 10 - -
Senators on Barron & Drone Strike Memos: Where Do They Stand?
The ACLU has called for all Senators to read all memos on "targeted killings" - drone strikes - written or signed by David Barron before voting on his confirmation; that is, they should insist that ...
Robert Naiman 05/07/2014 2 3 - -
U.S. Anti-Tank Rockets in Syria: Did Congress Approve?
Reuters reports (emphasis mine): Online videos show Syrian rebels using what appear to be U.S. anti-tank rockets, weapons experts say, the first significant American-built armaments in the country'...
Robert Naiman 04/17/2014 9 6 - -
Pass the Drone Strike Transparency Act
Democrats, Republicans, and Independents, we all believe that government should be transparent and accountable, right? How should we decide where we stand on a controversial government policy? A ...
Robert Naiman 04/09/2014 2 9 - -
With International Law in the News, Could We Make the U.S. Comply?
I didn't join the chorus ridiculing the U.S. for the hypocrisy of its new romance with international law following the Russian occupation of Crimea. When someone as prominent in Democratic circles ...
Robert Naiman 03/22/2014 8 6 - -
If They Can Sanction Russia over Crimea, We Can Sanction Israel over Palestine
I'm so delighted that President Obama and Congress are moving to impose sanctions on Russia over its military intervention in Crimea. Regardless of whether one thinks this is a wise or just policy ...
Robert Naiman 03/07/2014 140 19 - -
Washington Post "News Article" Slams President Obama for Not Bombing Russia
People make fun of Senator John McCain, saying that he never met a war he didn't like. But if the Washington Post were a Senator, Senator W. Post's extremist warmongering concerning the potential ...
Robert Naiman 03/03/2014 34 16 - -
If Hillary Is the Only Candidate, Where Does She Stand on Keystone XL?
Apparently, our American version of Iran's Guardian Council has issued a fatwa decreeing that Hillary Clinton shall be the only candidate for the Democratic nomination for President in 2016. I say "
Robert Naiman 02/24/2014 71 12 3 -
Keep Your Promise: A Left-Right Coalition to Help Veterans and Cut the Debt
There is wide political agreement that we need to do more to support our veterans and their families. A recent spectacular demonstration was the 326-90 vote in the House and 95-3 vote in the Senate ...
Robert Naiman 02/21/2014 3 4 - -
Extend Unemployment Assistance by Cutting the War Budget
Just over a week ago, the Senate fell one vote short of overcoming a Republican filibuster to pass a three-month extension of assistance for the long-term unemployed. The New York Times reported :
Robert Naiman 02/17/2014 7 2 - -
Sanders Helped Kill Military Pension Cut By Threatening the War Budget
On Wednesday, Congress voted to repeal the cut to military pensions for those already in service that was included in the Murray-Ryan budget deal. This was principally due to mobilization by ...
Robert Naiman 02/14/2014 60 167 5 -
Probe Rep. Petri for Pentagon Contractor Conflict of Interest
It seems like it was only just the other day - actually, it was September - that Administration officials referred to the right-wing foreign policy lobby group AIPAC as "
Robert Naiman 02/13/2014 7 11 1 -
Could We Make @BilldeBlasio Meet with J Street?
It was, without doubt, a world-historical moment last Thursday when AIPAC conceded that its push to sabotage U.S. diplomacy with Iran had been decisively rebuked. As the New York Times noted , it ...
Robert Naiman 02/10/2014 6 4 - -
With AIPAC's Power in Doubt, Is Peace With Israel Now Possible?
On Feb. 3 The New York Times ran an article that would have been hard to imagine just a few years ago. Under the headline " Potent Pro-Israel Group Finds Its Momentum Blunted ," the Times ' Mark ...
Robert Naiman 02/06/2014 9 3 - -
Keystone XL is the Wrong Direction, and That's What Matters
What is most striking about the debate over whether President Obama should approve the Keystone XL pipeline is that supporters of the pipeline don't dispute that approval of the pipeline - something ...
Robert Naiman 02/04/2014 2 8 - -
Yes, #ScarJo, There's a Line Between Israel and Palestine
Last June, the Israeli anti-occupation group All That's Left marked the anniversary of Israel's military occupation of the West Bank by " re-painting the Green Line " on the international border ...
Robert Naiman 01/30/2014 18 14 - -
Veterans in the SOTU: Ending the Mindset That Got Us Into War
In a debate with Hillary Clinton in January 2008, now-President Barack Obama said about ending the war in Iraq : I will offer a clear contrast as somebody who never supported this war, thought it ...
Robert Naiman 01/28/2014 1 4 - -
Vermont's @SenSanders is Right: Use War Money to Take Care of Veterans
Sometimes Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders does something that reminds us that it does actually matter that he's an Independent in the best sense of the word: thinking for himself, not accepting the ...
Robert Naiman 01/24/2014 7 12 - -
Excluding Iran from the Syria Talks: A Stupid Policy That Must Fall
It's a great shame that UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon's efforts to include Iran in the "Geneva II" Syria peace conference collapsed . The New York Times editorial board chided gently that it is "...
Robert Naiman 01/22/2014 9 3 - -
Ruthless Dictator Harry Reid Represses GOP Warmongers
You may have noticed that some Republican Party apparatchiks appear to have an unblemished record regarding the logical consistency of their claims about how fair democratic procedures should work ...
Robert Naiman 01/13/2014 6 5 - -
Lobbying for Iran War, AIPAC's Napkin is Half-Empty
You may have noticed that sometimes participants in a political fight put significant energy into getting media to accept their definition of what "winning" is. Now comes the American Israel ...
Robert Naiman 01/09/2014 20 20 - -
Does Tea Party Hero Mike Lee Really Want a War with Iran?
The Bruce Springsteen wing of the peace movement could really use some help right now from the Ron Paul wing. The American Israel Public Affairs Committee is boasting that they have captured Tea ...
Robert Naiman 01/06/2014 13 6 - -
Make the 1% Pay for the Iran War
Something wonderful happened in Washington in 2013 that can't be celebrated too much: the Pentagon spending lobby experienced a clear defeat in its efforts to prevent any real cuts to the Pentagon ...
Robert Naiman 01/03/2014 19 11 - -
A Jewish Atheist Responds to the Pope's Call for Peace
In the first Christmas address of his papacy, Pope Francis called on atheists and followers of other religions to make common cause with him in pushing for global peace. Speaking as a Jewish atheist,
Robert Naiman 12/30/2013 27 26 - -
Could We Make Opposition to Iran War Obligatory for Blue State Democrats?
On August 8, 2006, something world-historical happened in Connecticut: Joe Lieberman was kicked out of the Democratic Party as punishment for the crime of supporting the Iraq war. The retribution ...
Robert Naiman 12/26/2013 13 10 - -
War with Iran? Sherrod Brown is the Firewall
In the halcyon days of your misspent youth, you happily wasted hours reading Sherlock Holmes mysteries instead of doing boring homework. And thus, you remember this famous passage from Silver Blaze :
Robert Naiman 12/21/2013 14 4 - -
President Karzai, Stand Tall Against U.S. Pressure to Sign the Troop Deal
A key reason that many Americans are turned off by politics is that they don't experience news sportscasters who are on their side. The average American, if she read the New York Times , would feel ...
Robert Naiman 12/18/2013 5 1 - -
Media: Play Fair with Economic Reporting on Greece
The Greek government is forecasting 0.6% economic growth in 2014, after six straight years of economic contraction. Ordinarily, 0.6% economic growth would not be great news. But the return of the ...
Robert Naiman 12/15/2013 1 3 - -
Senator Elizabeth Warren Endorses Interim Iran Nuclear Deal
Just over a week ago, Just Foreign Policy issued a very simple, reasonable demand : that Massachusetts Senator and progressive champion Elizabeth Warren endorse the interim nuclear deal that the ...
Robert Naiman 12/12/2013 8 12 - -
Did Pro-Diplomacy Backlash Stop Steny Hoyer from Nixing Obama's Deal to Prevent War with Iran?
A New York Times editorial on December 9 warned that while "either side could undermine the November interim agreement, and with it the best chance in 30 years for a genuine thaw in Iranian-American ...
Robert Naiman 12/10/2013 4 11 - -
Why Hasn't Sen. Elizabeth Warren Backed the Iran Deal?
There's a belief among both supporters and critics of diplomacy with Iran that Senate Democrats are afraid to speak up in support of the Administration's successful multilateral diplomacy with Iran ...
Robert Naiman 12/05/2013 18 5 - -
Does Hillary's Silence on Iran Deal Show Neocon Pull on Her Presidential Run?
People have noticed the silence of former Secretary of State and widely presumed 2016 Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton on the Iran nuclear deal negotiated by President Obama and ...
Robert Naiman 12/02/2013 36 5 - -
WikiLeaks and the Drone Strike Transparency Bill
The Senate Intelligence Committee recently took an important step by passing an intelligence authorization which would require for the first time - if it became law - that the Administration ...
Robert Naiman 11/15/2013 9 11 - -
Keep America at Peace: Keep the Pentagon Sequester
Folks who think that (at the very least) we should be allowed to experience a few years of peace before launching the next military adventure are on the cusp of a major victory in Washington. All we ...
Robert Naiman 11/06/2013 12 15 - -
Keep U.S. Troops in Afghanistan? Let Congress Vote!
In mid-November, the Christian Science ...
Robert Naiman 11/03/2013 7 12 1 -
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