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New Start Treaty

Senators Kyl and DeMint Exploit Faith for Political Means

Burns Strider | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Burns Strider

While American troops will be working through the Christmas holidays, putting their lives on the line for our safety and while millions of Christians ...

Jason Linkins

GOP Senators Invoke Christmas In Order To Pointlessly Obstruct The START Treaty | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Senators looking to pointlessly obstruct the re-ratification of the START treaty -- something that virtually everyone outside of Washington's radical-...

With the New START Treaty, Bipartisan Equals Strength

Kevin Knobloch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Kevin Knobloch

The full Senate should take up and approve the new START treaty during the end-of-year session. It would be a timely demonstration of how a divided government can still address real threats.

Senate Should Immediately Consider New START Treaty

Rep. Howard L. Berman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rep. Howard L. Berman

It is time to stop playing partisan politics with U.S. national security. The Senate should immediately consider and give its advice and consent to ratification of the New START treaty.

Dems Struck Dumb (Or, "Messaging for Milquetoasts?")

Rick Horowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rick Horowitz

Plenty of liberals are plenty upset with President Obama for that tax-cut deal he made with the Republicans.

Hillary's Bad Hair Week

Ken Blackwell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ken Blackwell

From Reagan's "Trust, but verify," we have gone under this administration to pumping for a treaty with the Russians that is all trust and no verification. No wonder the Russians show their contempt for this administration daily.

Time for Nuclear Savings Bonds?

Robert Alvarez | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Alvarez

Wonder why America can't seem to keep up with nations like Germany and China on advanced energy policy? Perhaps it's because the Energy Department spends ten times more on nuclear weapons than energy conservation.

Objections to New START Don't Stand Up to Scrutiny

T.A. Ridout | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
T.A. Ridout

With trust and confidence between the United States and Russia growing, failing to ratify New START would needlessly harm our relationship.

Security, Sin And Nuclear Weapons: A Christian Plea For The New START Treaty

Dr. David P. Gushee | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Dr. David P. Gushee

Nuclear weapons present one of the gravest threats to the human future that has ever existed. Treaties like New START represent an agonizingly slow human crawl-back from the ledge of our own destruction.

Why Obama Should Welcome GOP Opposition to New START

Michael Lieberman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Lieberman

Failing to ratify START will have serious ramifications for other U.S. priorities around the world. Yet nuclear terrorism and reduced leverage on Iran are risks Republicans seem blithely willing to tolerate.

First Things First, Says McConnell

Rick Horowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rick Horowitz

Here in Priorityville, we know what matters, and Mayor McConnell has his priorities straight: Tax cuts.

Will Senate Republicans Produce Another International Disaster?

Lawrence Wittner | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Lawrence Wittner

An important explanation for GOP opposition to the New START is that its implementation would be popular and, therefore, redound to Obama's political benefit.

National Security Experts vs. Forces of Delay

Joe Cirincione | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joe Cirincione

The New START treaty should be a no-brainer: it's a renewal of a treaty originally negotiated by Ronald Reagan and it will make America safer.

Why We Need New START

Rizwan Ladha | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Rizwan Ladha

This article will be short, but hopefully to the point: New START must be ratified because right now, and as of December 6 of last year, we can no lon...

Sunday Roundup

Arianna Huffington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Arianna Huffington

This week's arrest of a Somali-born U.S. citizen as he attempted to detonate a car bomb during a Christmas tree lighting ceremony in Oregon was a chilling reminder that national security begins at home. It's one more reason why bringing our troops home from Afghanistan quickly needs to be more than "aspirational" (as the Pentagon recently termed the goal of being out by 2014). It's not just the at least $413 billion we'll spend between now and then trying to manage an unwinnable civil war (though it would certainly help with some much needed nation-building here at home). It's that every week -- from Yemen to North Korea to the Senate's likely refusal to ratify the new START treaty -- we are reminded of the many dangers to our national security emanating from all around the world, and including our own soil. The opportunity cost of remaining in Afghanistan is growing every day.

Tea with Medvedev or GFY

Reese Schonfeld | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Reese Schonfeld

Once again, an American institution is dissing Russia. It is as if we don't understand that Russia has ways of dissing us.

Reid's Choice, Kyl's Folly

Don Kraus | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Don Kraus

The New START nukes treaty is at a critical make it or break it moment. The administration and Majority Leader Reid are determined to ratify this impo...

Giving Treaties the Short Shrift

Diane Marie Amann | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Diane Marie Amann

What to make of James P. Rubin 's blithe "Farewell to the Age of the Treaty"? In a New York Times op-ed yesterday Rubin, a State Department spokesper...

There's No Such Thing as a "Lame Duck"

David Perez | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Perez

Given our deep government debt, I think American taxpayers would be surprised to know that our congressional leaders are declaring work done until January -- and still collecting paychecks.

Cranks Resist Security at Airports -- and in the Senate

Michael Winship | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Winship

To many hard line Republicans, like the cranky travelers who balk and rage at scans and searches, security may no longer be the priority it once was. Not when there's a presidency to destroy.

The New Start Treaty: A Question of Conscience for the GOP

Barbara Leaming | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Barbara Leaming

The G.O.P. has pledged to make Obama a one-term President and it seems ready to do anything, no matter how damaging to the nation, to accomplish that end. Where will this kind of unabashedly cynical behavior take us in the course of the next two years?

Kazakhstan Shows Senate How to Start New Start Treaty

Al Eisele | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Al Eisele

While the lame duck U.S. Senate was dithering and dissembling last week over ratifying a new nuclear arms control treaty with Russia, Kazakhstan took a giant step towards preventing nuclear terrorism and making the world safer.

Jason Linkins

Milbank: GOP Has Entered The 'Post-Post-9/11 Era' | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

There are two very good things going on in Dana Milbank's latest column, "Republicans in a post-post-9/11 era". First of all, there's the recognition...

Blackmail Versus Self-Interest

Gary Hart | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Gary Hart

As the price for voting for the New START treaty, which virtually every serious person in both political parties favors, Republicans demanded $85 billion to "modernize" our nuclear arsenal over coming years.

Forget the Carter Comparisons, Obama Is Following in the Footsteps of Harry Truman -- and That's a Very Good Thing

Ari Emanuel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ari Emanuel

Like Truman, Obama will not be fully appreciated until he is out of office. But, like Truman, he will win re-election. And also like Truman, Obama will one day be considered one of America's great presidents.