Dennis Kucinich

Dennis Kucinich is former US Congressman and two-time presidential candidate from Ohio who served 16 years in the U.S. House of Representatives. Visit his website at KucinichAction. Follow him on Twitter: @Dennis_Kucinich

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Friday, March 24, 2017
Saving Obamacare Is Not Enough—We Need Medicare for All
T he health-care debate in America is essentially an argument over what kind of private insurance market people should have access to: President Obama’s, where the insurance companies made out like bandits, or President Trump’s, where insurance companies will make out like bandits. Let’s change the...
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Thursday, January 01, 2015
New Year's Resolution for America
When anyone of us resolves toward self-improvement, it can impact the lives of those we love. How much more impact can we have, if in the new year we work to recreate the future of this country we love, by resolving to take bold steps in a new direction in a new year? In 2015 I will observe the...
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Tuesday, December 16, 2014
Three Members of Congress Just Reignited the Cold War While No One Was Looking
Late Thursday night, the House of Representatives unanimously passed a far-reaching Russia sanctions bill, a hydra-headed incubator of poisonous conflict. The second provocative anti-Russian legislation in a week, it further polarizes our relations with Russia, helping to cement a Russia-China...
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Wednesday, September 24, 2014
The Real Reason We Are Bombing Syria
The administration's response to the conjunction of this weekend's People's Climate March and the International Day of Peace? 1) Bomb Syria the following day, to wrest control of the oil from ISIS which gained its foothold directly in the region through the U.S., Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Turkey and...
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Monday, September 09, 2013
How the White House and the CIA Are Marketing a War in the YouTube Era
Governments have always used fear and manipulation of emotion to get the public to support wars. The Bush administration did it in 2002 in Iraq and it is happening again in Obama's push for war in Syria.
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Friday, September 06, 2013
Top 10 Unproven Claims for War Against Syria
In the lead-up to the Iraq War, I researched, wrote and circulated a document to members of Congress which explored unanswered questions and refuted President Bush's claim for a cause for war.
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Saturday, November 17, 2012
Obama Administration Must Account to Congress for Targeted Assassinations
The use of drones in Pakistan has inflamed anti-American sentiment in the region. Photograph: Mk Chaudhry/EPA According to news reports , President Obama maintains a list of alleged militants to be assassinated. Some are US citizens. None will get to plead his case.
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Wednesday, October 10, 2012
Weapons of Mass Distraction: The Big, Long Lie about Iraq Lingers Still
Ten years ago, on October 10, 2002, the United States House of Representatives made one of the most calamitous mistakes of a generation. Congress, with willful blindness, voted to attack, invade and occupy a sovereign, oil-rich nation in the Middle East that did not attack us and did not pose a threat to the American people.
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Tuesday, October 02, 2012
Iraq: Ten Years, a Million Lives and Trillions of Dollars Later
Ten years ago today the debate over the Iraq War came to Congress in the form of a resolution promoted by the Bush Administration. The war in Iraq will cost the United States as much as $5 trillion. It played a role in spurring the global financial crisis. Four thousand, four hundred, eighty eight Americans were killed. More than 33,000 were injured.
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Wednesday, August 22, 2012
Tilling the Ground for the Seeds of Terrorism
After more than 10 years of war against al Qaeda and the accompanying global "war on terrorism," we have failed to learn that our actions create reactions. Our presence creates destabilization, then radicalization. Occupations create insurgencies.
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