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There Is A Lot To A Name

Victor M. Feraru | Posted 08.05.2014 | Impact
Victor M. Feraru

This past May, I graduated from Guilford College, but something still haunted me. It was my name. It did not represent the freedom of my so-called father, a man I never knew.

U.S. To Trim Deployed Nuke Missile Force Under U.S.-Russia Treaty

AP | ROBERT BURNS | Posted 06.08.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. will keep its current force of 450 land-based nuclear missiles but remove 50 from their launch silos as part of a plan to...

Life: The Sequel

Sherri Kuhn | Posted 12.22.2013 | Fifty
Sherri Kuhn

The clock continues to tick away the minutes and hours, no faster or slower than before. But I feel the loss of time as it slides out the door. Time I won't get back.


Amanda Magee | Posted 05.01.2013 | Women
Amanda Magee

When a moment comes that knocks the wind out of you, no matter how badly it hurts, you have to get back up. You have to find a way to believe again.

What It Will Take to Reset Relations Between the U.S. and Russia

Daniel Wagner | Posted 04.09.2013 | World
Daniel Wagner

Messrs. Obama's and Kerry's challenge is to make a reset more of a priority. Both sides need to shake off the remnants of the Cold War and embrace the new normal.

14 Quotes To Help You Start The New Year

Posted 12.28.2012 | Teen

The start of another new year always carries the lure of a new beginning and fresh start, and with it, the reminder of our own power to become the peo...

52 Reasons to Vote for Obama: #36, Joe Biden

Bernard Whitman | Posted 12.12.2012 | Politics
Bernard Whitman

Biden has revolutionized the office of the vice presidency, giving it more weight than any other administration in history.

New Year: Here We Go Again!

Donna Henes | Posted 02.29.2012 | Healthy Living
Donna Henes

A year, no matter how it is determined, is simply a complete cycle. The transition, the precise turning point, between the end of one cyclical period and the start of another designates a new year.

Getting Back Up After My Company Went Under

Kathleen Dorsey | Posted 01.22.2012 | Business
Kathleen Dorsey

After my first company closed in 2007, I re-launched a new life under my current company's name and began on my own. I had to make this work. I had no choice.

Pardon My French: Our Heroine Settles In (Kind Of)

Katie Beck | Posted 10.15.2011 | Travel
Katie Beck

I felt a sudden deep pang of homesickness and, before I knew it, I had tears streaming down my face. Some of the enormity of what I've done seemed to dawn on me in that moment and I felt a very long way from home.

Could "Virtual Deterrence" Actually Increase the Chances of Nuclear War?

Russ Wellen | Posted 07.08.2011 | World
Russ Wellen

In its inability to signal a true commitment to nuclear disarmament, virtual deterrence is hardly ideal. But it sounds like a step in the right direction, right? Wrong.

Five Next Steps To Increase American Security

Joe Cirincione | Posted 07.04.2011 | World
Joe Cirincione

There's one less threat to America this week, but there are 21,000 others waiting to explode. That's the number of nuclear weapons in the U.S. and Russia.

Does the Taboo Against the Use of Nuclear Weapons Increase Their Allure?

Russ Wellen | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Russ Wellen

We're under the gun: we need to make use of the nuclear taboo as a springboard to disarmament before its expiration date. But there exists another nuclear taboo against discussing the destruction caused by nuclear weapons.

Is "It's Not Fair" a Childish Response to Being Denied Nuclear Weapons?

Russ Wellen | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Russ Wellen

No matter the short term benefits to security, when the West severs the ties that bind disarmament to nonproliferation, it further undermines the trust of the developing world and long-term prospects for international security.

Thanks to New START, You too Can "Ride Out" a Nuclear Attack

Russ Wellen | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Russ Wellen

With hawks always willing to poke a stick into the hive of U.S.-Russia relations, it's folly to think that just because the Cold War ended that we've been inoculated against nuclear war with Russia.

Nuclear Weapons Just Not Sexy Anymore

Russ Wellen | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Russ Wellen

The incarnation of "sexy," that is, that cropped up a few years ago: exciting or trendy in a general, not erotic, way. That settled, let's move on to ...

Obama Poll Watch -- December, 2010

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Obama once again charted an unbelievably stable month in terms of approval ratings. The mildly good news was in his disapproval rating, which dropped significantly over the course of December.

Session Not as Lame as All That

Rick Horowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Rick Horowitz

Barack Shellac hit the market to great fanfare in early November, the latest entry in the burgeoning Do-It-Yourself home-repair category. The early word: Here's a shellacking you won't find lacking. Our own findings: Don't be so sure.

111th Congress Ends With Bang, Not Whimper

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Pundits are now beginning to say Obama is on a comeback, which is a stunning turnaround from less than two months ago, when the president sheepishly began using the word "shellacking" for the midterm results.

Thank You, Joe Lieberman

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Without the work of Reid, Obama, Pelosi, and yes, even Joe Lieberman, DADT would not have been repealed this weekend -- and would be in place for the foreseeable future, with a new Republican House about to take control.

Questions About Questions About New START

Richard Klass | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Richard Klass

Why does Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) complain that the treaty is being rushed, when it will have spent more time on the Senate floor than the START I, START II and the Moscow treaty combined?

Elise Foley

Cornyn, Thune Plan Assault On Health Care In Spending Bill Fight | Elise Foley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Republicans who requested millions of dollars worth of earmarks in the omnibus appropriations bill for fiscal year 2011 are now calling ...

Are Nonproliferation and Disarmament, Once Joined at the Hip, Headed for Divorce?

Russ Wellen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Russ Wellen

Whether or not we disarm has no bearing on the plans of states that hope to acquire or develop nuclear weapons. Whether or not disarmament discourages proliferation is immaterial -- it's our only recourse.

Friday Talking Points [149] -- Making Holiday Sausage

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The holidays are just around the corner, and the preparatory legislative sausage-making on Capitol Hill is in full swing. What a happy, happy time of...

Friday Talking Points [148] -- Aliens Landing?

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

So the good news this week was apparently that giant mutant space monsters are not, in fact, about to arrive and (assumably) enslave humankind and eat...