We have been exceedingly lucky to get this far without an intentional or accidental use of nukes. So the next time you think about how crazy Lost is, just think about how insane our nuclear stockpiles are.
On today's sixth anniversary of the Iraq war, we must require that our leaders create a security strategy that keeps us safer, costs less and restores the boundaries of a healthy civil-military relationship.
East Germans stormed the Stasi 19 years ago today and began to dismantle the secret police apparatus. As a new administration takes over in the US, we might take to heart the lessons learned about openness.
2009 could be the year when America and Russia decide to make dramatic reductions in nuclear weapons and convene an international conference of all nuclear nations to agree to the complete elimination of nuclear weapons from the face of the earth.