Carolyn Eisenberg

Carolyn Eisenberg is the co-chair of the Legislative Working group for United for Peace and Justice and a professor of U.S. foreign policy at Hofstra University.

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Monday, November 5, 2012 - 1:25pm
Before the Post-Mortems…
This weekend, activist list-serves and web-sites were crackling with furious debate over whether or not progressives should be voting for President Obama this time around or helping to build a third party organization. For those in the latter camp, the list of the President’s failures (and not just failures, but dreadful acts of commission) rendered support for him a perfidious moral choice.
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Saturday, October 8, 2011 - 9:57am
New Yorkers Find Their Voice
Remarks at Times Square Rally, October 7, 2001 Protesting the Tenth Anniversary of the Afghanistan War This is the week New Yorkers began to hope again. If you were down in Foley Square on Wednesday, the infectious spirit of the crowd, the amazing diversity of the marchers, the energy and feeling of unity —were a reminder that social justice and peace are living aspirations for most people. And they come to life when we act together.
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Thursday, July 3, 2008 - 2:42pm
A Devil's Bargain
With the President's signature now affixed to the bill, the clever deal is done. In exchange for another "blank check" for a year of war, the Democrats have wrested from their Republican colleagues and the White House a host of domestic benefits -- tens of billions of dollars in educational funding for returning GIs, a thirteen-week extension of unemployment insurance, millions for Midwest flood relief and other laudable projects. "This shows ...that even in an election year, Republican and Democrats can come together," George W. Bush boasted.
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Sunday, January 20, 2008 - 2:37pm
Follow the Money
There is no effective substitute for Congressional battles over funding the war. The "power of the purse" is the one clear, constitutionally protected power that Congress can exercise to terminate the American occupation of Iraq.
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Tuesday, September 18, 2007 - 1:36pm
Stopping the War with the Congress We've Got
Talk to antiwar friends nowadays and the word "Congress" is likely to produce a frustrated diatribe about how spineless and shortsighted the Democrats have been as they squander the opportunities offered by their new majority. And that's the charitable view. Others are convinced that the Democrats are deliberately prolonging the war in order to reap electoral advantage in 2008. Whichever narrative holds sway-whether spineless and shortsighted or cynical and calculating- a common conclusion is that dealing with Congress is a hopeless enterprise.
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