foreign-policy

Protesters take to Capitol steps to oppose Iran escalation

BY: - January 4, 2020

Roughly 30 people gathered on the front steps of the Pennsylvania Capitol building Saturday to protest the threat of war with Iran. “I’m nearly past 30 and we’ve been at war for as long as I can remember,” Chris Thomas, a 28-year old Middletown resident said. Thomas is also a member of the Harrisburg chapter […]

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Trump’s Iran attack is a reminder Congress has to reclaim its war-making authority | Opinion

BY: - January 3, 2020

The president wields no power more terrifying than the power to wage war. But he wields that power in all our names, not just his own.

How Pa. lawmakers responded to Trump’s airstrike that killed a top Iranian military leader

BY: - January 3, 2020

(This rolling list will be updated) Iranian leaders were vowing revenge Friday after a drone strike that killed a top military commander. The leader, Qasem Soleimani, was a “towering figure” in training Iran’s proxies around the Middle East, and was plotting an attack against the United States, the Washington Post reported, citing Trump administration officials. […]

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Three years and three reminders: Iran must free American citizen Xiyue Wang | Opinion

BY: - August 15, 2019

By Jonathan C. Rothermel This past Aug. 7 marked the three-year anniversary of the unjust detention of an American citizen in Iran. For most Americans, it’s just another day, but for Xiyue Wang and his family it is yet another year apart. Wang, a Princeton University doctoral student, had been gathering archival research for his […]