Editorials & Op Eds

America’s Declining Global Leadership Role

America’s Declining Global Leadership Role

OP ED
by US Renew Democracy News

As the world transitions into a complex geopolitical era marked by the rise of new powers and diffuse threats, the United States stands at a crossroads of influence and strategy. This Op Ed aims to delve into the nuanced aspects of American foreign policy, reflecting on its historical leadership and envisaging its path forward amidst these evolving challenges.

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IMPROVING THE EFFECTIVENESS OF CONGRESS

IMPROVING THE EFFECTIVENESS OF CONGRESS

USRENEW NEWS OP ED
US Renew Democracy News

The current ineffectiveness of Congress is one of the biggest threats to our democracy. Increasingly Americans are losing faith in the ability of Congress to pass meaningful legislation and respond to their needs. In this Op ED USRENEW NEWS Reporters offer practical suggestions that will enable Congress to act as the legislative body the founders intended it to be.

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Legislative Priorities for the New Congress, Part 2

Legislative Priorities for the New Congress, Part 2

US Renew News Op Ed
US Renew Democracy News

Legislative Priorities for the New Congress, Part 2 – The US Mid-Term Elections resulted in a near political stalemate. Democrats will continue their control of the Senate. Republicans will have a slim majority in the House. Many observers think it will be next to impossible to get anything done in this environment.
On the other hand, there seem to be a sprinkling of Congresspersons on both sides willing to cross over on specific issues. Therefore we are hopeful that the next session of Congress, as well as the current lame-duck session, will result in some meaningful legislation

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Legislative Priorities for the New Congress

Legislative Priorities for the New Congress

Us Renew News Op Ed
US Renew Democracy News

The US Mid-Term Elections resulted in a near political stalemate. Democrats will continue their control of the Senate. Republicans will have a slim majority in the House. Many observers think it will be next to impossible to get anything done in this environment.
On the other hand, there seem to be a sprinkling of Congresspersons on both sides willing to cross over on specific issues. Therefore we are hopeful that the next session of Congress, as well as the current lame-duck session, will result in some meaningful legislation.

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A Candidate Code of Ethics

A Candidate Code of Ethics

US Renew News Op Ed
By Ron Israel Abigail Hunt, Rod Maggay, Geoffrey Small, and Steve Piazza

The US election system, at the core of our democracy is under attack.
Many politicians still refuse to accept the results of the 2020 Presidential election; others refuse to go on record saying they will accept the result of mid-term races where they are candidates. Debates are at a minimum, and campaigns are rife with lies, false statements, and dark money.

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The U.S. Must Assure Voting Access for All and Free and Fair Elections

The U.S. Must Assure Voting Access for All and Free and Fair Elections

US RENEW NEWS OP ED – September 2022
By Abigail Hunt, Inijah Quadri, Steve Piazza, Rod Maggay and Ron Israel

At the core of the American republic is the principle of consent of the governed, or as Alexander Hamilton put it, “Here, sir, the people govern” (Alexander Hamilton “Remarks on the U.S. House of Representatives, at the New York state convention on the adoption of the Federal Constitution,” July 27, 1788

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IT’S TIME TO REFORM THE SUPREME COURT

IT’S TIME TO REFORM THE SUPREME COURT

US RENEW NEWS OP ED
By Rod Maggay, Ian Milden, Geoff Small, Ian Sultan and Managing Editor Ron Israel

The events at the Supreme Court, such as the over-turn of Roe v Wade and the political actions of Justice Clarence Thomas’s wife, cast light on the need to reform the workings of the Court. In this Op Ed, US RENEW NEWS makes suggestions for ways in which the Supreme Court can become more reflective of all Americans and not just a narrow few, and become more accountable for its actions.

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