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Stop “Veto-Iran-Diplomacy Bill”. Unilateralism on Steroids.

By Jon Rainwater on Fri, 20 Feb 2015 00:24:25

They are at it again. And I've got to admit this new strategy to torpedo diplomacy with Iran is ingenious. Iran hawks’ latest plan is to pass a bill - while diplomacy is still in process - that would give a Congress a veto over international diplomacy with Iran. […]Read More

Take Action to Blunt Boehner’s Bibi Stunt

By Jon Rainwater on Thu, 19 Feb 2015 00:36:20

As you've probably heard, Israeli Prime Minister Benyamin “Bibi” Netanyahu is scheduled to speak to a joint session of Congress in a couple of weeks.  In the next few days members of Congress will have to decide: “Do I or do I not go to this speech” The speech will go […]Read More

“More Cowbell Diplomacy”: Congress’ Obsession With Sanctions Endangers Nuclear Talks

By Jon Rainwater on Sat, 31 Jan 2015 00:19:28

This piece was originally published in the Huffington Post.  After weeks of rumors, Iran sanctions legislation has materialized in Congress. The philosophy behind the bill is reminiscent of a certain iconic Saturday Night Live sketch. As you may remember, in the sketch a stern Christopher Walken plays the […]Read More

Alternatives to Endless War: A Sustainable, Effective Response to ISIS

By Jon Rainwater on Tue, 11 Nov 2014 02:05:29

It’s not too late to stop an endless war in Iraq and Syria. We've spent over $1.1 billion bombing Iraq and Syria since August 2014, yet Congress has not debated or authorized our latest war. Now the administration’s plan is to send an additional 1500 troops to Iraq and […]Read More

Peace Action Wins 6 of 8 Priority Races Despite Tough Election Day

By Jon Rainwater on Thu, 06 Nov 2014 00:36:40

For progressives last night, as the election results rolled in so did a sense of gloom. Many of the most progressive candidates went down to a bitter defeat. For those of you in need of a silver lining to pick up your spirits we have some good news … Peace […]Read More

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Know the Score: The 2012 Congressional Voting Record

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