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Tim Ryan Supports Hong Kong Democracy

On the Campaign Trail: The eight-term Congressman from Youngstown Ohio is running for president on a platform of “rebuilding America.” He serves on the Defense Subcommittee of the House Appropriations Committee. He has not yet said much about issues of war and peace beyond portraying China a s threat to American prosperity. On China: ‘They’re...

Maduro and Venezuela

U.S. ‘Regime Change’ Policy Falters in Caracas and Washington

It’s May Day in Venezuala in every sense of the word. May Day, May 1, is the holiday created to celebrate the international working class, and “Mayday” is the international radio distress signal. Venezuela is in distress. Yesterday opposition leader Juan Guaidó called on the Venezuelan armed forces to abandon the government of Nicholas Maduro–which...

Defense and Dems

Which 2020 Democrats Take Money From the Arms Industry?

Four Democratic candidates have sworn off all PAC contributions. Nine have pledged not to take money from the fossil fuel industry. But what do the candidates say–and do–about contributions from the arms industry? So far, not much. Almost 60 years ago, retiring Republican President Dwight Eisenhower warned of the “unwarranted influence” of the “military-industrial complex”...

Eric Swalwell

Eric Swalwell Runs on Intelligence Credentials

The four-term northern California congressman is the Ranking Member of the panel’s CIA subcommittee, which gives him access to more information than most. When talking about issues of war and peace he rarely fails to mention his work on the House Permanent Committee on Intelligence. [Do you like Eric Swalwell? Tell us why in the...