Judy Elliott on January 21, 2016

After more than a dozen conversations with presidential candidates, Judy Elliott has been disappointed with the superficial discussion of nuclear weapons policy at campaign events.  But she was pleasantly surprised by the comments of foreign policy experts at a forum sponsored by the Charles Koch Institute.   This article was first published in the Concord Monitor

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John on January 20, 2016
Our friends at Global Zero asked Jeb Bush for his views on the proposed trillion dollar nuclear weapons expansion. Bush said he could get behind a "Reaganesque" goal of multi-lateral nuclear weapons elimination. He also said he supports "modernization" if it's done in concert with arms reduction plans. In addition, Bush expressed concerns about proliferation and endorsed the Non Proliferation Treaty bargain that promotes civilian use of nuclear energy. Read More
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Hector Salamanca Arroyo on January 16, 2016
When asked about the Military Industrial Complex by GUI volunteer Marlu Abarca, Christie replies "I'll talk about that". Read More
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Miranda Myers on January 15, 2016

Here are some sample GUI questions we are tweeting to the #DemDebate moderator, @LesterHoltNBC.

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Rebecca Aguilar on January 14, 2016
Bernie Sanders opposes the one trillion nuclear weapons plan and addresses wasteful spending in the Department of Defense. “I don’t know what the world looks like at the end of 2,000 nuclear weapons going off. I don’t know that you’ll need another 3,000. You know what we could do for education with 30 billion dollars a year?" Read More
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Arnie Alpert on January 13, 2016

The National Rifle Association, the nation's primary lobby for unrestricted ownership of firearms, but it's not just a gun-owners group.  It also represents the interests of corporations that make and sell fireams.  And they donate liberally to keep the NRA in business. 

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Kevin Rutledge on January 13, 2016
Following Martin O'Malley's answers at the "Putting Families First" Presidential Forum in Des Moines, I asked him the one trillion dollar question on new nuclear weapons. He told me, “I’d like to see us reduce our nuclear arsenal... spend less money on the nuclear deterrence." Read More
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Miranda Myers on January 12, 2016

Tweet the moderators of the next #GOPdebate about Governing Under the Influence!

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Arnie Alpert on January 12, 2016

Wars and instability in the Middle East and other regions have driven the number of refugees to all-time highs.  The global crisis has also created new opportunities for the armaments industry, which continues to use its undue influence to get more contracts.   In this article, first published by TruthOut, Arnie Alpert shows how more arms contribute to more crises and more refugees and argues we need to break the cycle. 

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Will and Scott on January 12, 2016
Ted Cruz responded to a question about the trillion dollar nuclear arms buildup by endorsing an upgrade to all three "legs" of the nuclear triad. He also called for developing a missile defense system. But he thinks abolition of nuclear weapons can only be achieved in a fantasy world. Read More
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