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Interview With Jonathan Fetter-Vorm, Author of Trinity: A Graphic History of the First Atomic Bomb

Teddy Wayne | Posted 10.10.2012 | Books
Teddy Wayne

In his debut book Trinity: A Graphic History of the First Atomic Bomb, author and illustrator Jonathan Fetter-Vorm tackles the immense history of the Manhattan Project, the top-secret government effort to build an atomic bomb.

The Best of Both Worlds: Collaborative Governance

Frank A. Weil | Posted 08.08.2011 | Politics
Frank A. Weil

For most of the last 200 years either the public sector (government in some form) or the private sector (profit or nonprofit entities) dealt independe...

Political Fallout: Will Germany Go Nuclear-Free?

Katie Engelhart | Posted 05.28.2011 | World
Katie Engelhart

Germany could well become the first major industrial power to abandon nuclear energy entirely.

We've Come a Long Way in 50 Years

Ed Gurowitz, Ph.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ed Gurowitz, Ph.D.

It's been exactly 50 years since John F. Kennedy gave his first State of the Union address, the speech in which he announced an American commitment to...

A 'Manhattan Project' Jobs Plan That Even Republicans Might Like

Jane White | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jane White

Most likely the best fix for our economic malaise isn't a trickle-down, stimulus or protectionist approach but to use federal funds for a "Manhattan Project" that would kick-start high-tech innovation that will create high-skilled jobs.

New Mexico's (Atomic) Ground Zero

James M. Clash | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
James M. Clash

Trinity was the culmination of the Manhattan Project where, during World War II, some of the best scientific minds toiled to perfect a device they called "the gadget." With the force of 20,000 tons of TNT, the gadget broke windows 90 miles away

The Nuclear [Movie] Renaissance, or: Bad Idea, James Cameron

Rizwan Ladha | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Rizwan Ladha

I'm noticing what might be a curious trend lately in Hollywood: movies are being made about nuclear weapons again.

Higher Learning: How to Blow Up the World

Norman Solomon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Norman Solomon

There's plenty of money sloshing around to reward the masters -- and academic servants -- of the nuclear weapons industry. But should the University of California be managing laboratories that design the latest technologies for nuclear holocaust?

Obama's West Point Speech Shows Signs of Smart "National Security Strategy"

Steve Clemons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Steve Clemons

The president's actual foreign policy strategy must be more than about Afghanistan. Commending allies that support US efforts in Afghanistan is not necessarily the makings of a new global commons.

Hiroshima Day: America Has Been Asleep at the Wheel for 64 Years

Daniel Ellsberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Daniel Ellsberg

I was one of many in the late '50s misled and recruited into the nuclear arms race by exaggerated and deliberately manipulated, fears of Soviet intentions and crash efforts.

Bad Dreams From My Grandfather

Daniel Bruno Sanz | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Daniel Bruno Sanz

Shadowy non-state actors contemplate flattening an American city with a device smuggled into the United States at one hundred possible ports of entry.

Five Things Mr. Obama Must Say About Detroit -- and Fast

Steve Parker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Steve Parker

While GM and Chrysler both remain on life support (and Ford has also been talking with the government about a credit line or loan), the car and truck business around the world is not doing much better than Detroit.

Trillions and Quadrillions

Patrick Takahashi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Patrick Takahashi

The world needs to spend $45 trillion to halve planet-warming carbon dioxide by 2050.It's hard to focus on global warming when oil is selling for $40 a barrel and it is freezing outside.

The Sun will Continue to Shine...

Patrick Takahashi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Patrick Takahashi

Are we destined to soon be crushed by the dual hammer of Peak Oil and Global Warming, crippling our civilization forever?

Auto Industry Drops 32%; GM Plummets Over 45%

Steve Parker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Steve Parker

Obama has consistently shown his support for an American car-making industry, a modern and green industry able to build the kinds of cars and trucks people will want to buy.

Billions and Trillions Revisited

Patrick Takahashi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Patrick Takahashi

The average annual U.S. Department of Energy renewable energy budget over the past decade has been less than $1 billion a year.

Whoops, We Might Be On the Verge Of Economic Calamity

Patrick Takahashi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Patrick Takahashi

Do you get a sense that we are beginning to lose control?

Billions and Trillions

Patrick Takahashi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Patrick Takahashi

Laid end to end, a billion one dollar bills would circle the globe at the equator four times. How far does a sum of one billion dollars go these days?