Tag: foreign policy

bernie sanders

‘Defend This Nation’ ad spotlights Bernie Sanders foreign policy

A new 30-second TV spot from the presidential campaign of U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders puts the focus on foreign policy.


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The Season of Peace requires action, not songs

It’s the time of year when people sing about peace and goodwill. Unfortunately in the United States, too little thought accompanies the nice words.


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Why Assad isn’t ‘Our son of a bitch’

While Franklin Roosevelt may not have said that Nicaraguan dictator Anastasio Somoza “may be a son of a bitch, but he’s our son of a bitch,” he probably thought it.


america

Foreign policy comes back to haunt us

From the start, opponents of the American empire warned that the government could not violate the rights of foreigners without eventually violating the rights of Americans.


robert hurt

Robert Hurt: Strong American foreign policy needed in a dangerous world

Strong American leadership on the world stage is vital to preserve our freedoms and the American way of life. Yet our current foreign policy is falling short in meeting the challenges we face.


randy forbes

Randy Forbes: How not to build a foreign policy

Many say to be truly smart on foreign policy, it takes a certain suave thinking – a heady blend of negotiation, policy, and intelligence.


Jim Webb for president: Who woulda thunk it?

The last place that Jim Webb seemed to want to be was there. There, this particular afternoon, was Court Square Theater, toward the end of his 2006 Senate race.


Not just one day: Veterans deserve a lasting commitment

Veterans Day is for those who return from war. Memorial Day is for those who have not survived. Two days to remind us in a multitude of ways how to remember, and also act. Our veterans need us now.


Gary Johnson endorses Will Hammer for Congress

Will Hammer, Libertarian candidate for US House of Representatives in Virginia’s Sixth Congressional District, has received the endorsement of Gary Johnson.


Will Hammer: ISIL and U.S. foreign policy

The current situation with ISIL is a direct result of our flawed interventionist foreign policy created and supported by nearly every member of the United States Congress.


Peace Action responds to Obama’s ISIL plan

In response to President Obama’s speech on dealing with the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), Peace Action, the largest peace group in the U.S. made the following statements.


mark warner

Sen. Mark Warner on the need for a clear strategy to destroy ISIL

U.S. Sen. Mark Warner (D-VA) released this statement today calling on the Obama Administration to articulate a political and military strategy to eliminate the threats posed by ISIL terrorists operating in Iraq and Syria:


U.S. needs to continue to push for peace in Gaza

The only solution to the latest flareup in Gaza is a cease-fire that the United States will have to somehow, some way, sell Israel on.


bob goodlatte

Bob Goodlatte: Russia’s interference in Ukraine must stop

There are several hotspots of conflict across the globe – turn on the news and it’s hard to miss the stories. Eastern Ukraine is one of these.


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President Obama: Statement on Afghanistan

As you know, this weekend, I traveled to Afghanistan to thank our men and women in uniform and our deployed civilians, on behalf of a grateful nation, for the extraordinary sacrifices they make on behalf of our security.


mark warner

Warner urges President Obama to oppose sale of French warships to Russia

U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner (D-VA) and Mark Kirk (R-IL) and Reps. Adam Kinzinger (R-IL) and Bill Keating (D-MA) today urged the President to oppose the sale of French Mistral warships to Russia in light of Russia’s illegal annexation of Crimea from Ukraine.


Poll: Mark Warner, Hillary Clinton fare well with Virginia voters

Virginia, considered a swing state, is swinging blue for U.S. Sen. Mark Warner in his reelection drive this year and for former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton if she runs for the White House in 2016, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released today.


Holocaust Denial: A case study of the Mullahs’ hardliner-moderate game

Iran’s bombastic former president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was notorious for calling the massacre of 6 million Jews in World War II a “myth.” Ahmadinejad, whose presidential term ended in August, also flouted UN Security resolutions about Iran’s nuclear program, dismissing them as “insignificant”.


McDonnell issues terse statement on end to shutdown

Bob McDonnell, liberated from having to be careful about what he says because his political career is winding down post-scandal, offered choice words for lawmakers in Washington at the end to the inane 16-day government shutdown.


G-20 Joint Statement on Syria

The Leaders and Representatives of Australia, Canada, France, Italy, Japan, Republic of Korea, Saudi Arabia, Spain, Turkey, the United Kingdom and the United States of America made the following statement on the margins of the Group of 20 Nations Leader’s Meeting in Saint Petersburg, Russia:


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Chris Graham: If I were president

If I were president, and I was heading into the final debate of the 2012 cycle, which ostensibly focuses on foreign policy … here’s what I’d do: sound Republican.


David Reynolds: Romney’s Lexington Campaign

The campaign was short. About two hours on a chilled fall morning with the fog rolling in – along with a small army of VIPs and the press. The army was not led by a Civil War general named Hunter, for the barracks across the Virginia Military Institute’s Parade Grounds were left intact. It was led by a very civil civilian who is advocating for more generals, strange as that may sound. His reasoning: “The only way human beings can win a war is to prevent it.” Those words came from VMI alum, General George C. Marshall. (Disclosure: All outside speakers at VMI must refer to Gen. Marshall.)


Romney on foreign policy: ‘Hope is not a strategy’

Mitt Romney looks at the world today and sees it as a more dangerous place than it was four years ago. That was the theme of a foreign-policy speech delivered by the Republican presidential nominee at Virginia Military Institute in Lexington on Monday.