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The Radical Politics of Mister Rogers: 10 Fascinating Facts

Michael G. Long | Posted 06.15.2015 | Politics
Michael G. Long

Fred Rogers was a gentle soul who liked us just as we are. But if we place him in historical context, we can see that he was also politically progressive and fiercely dedicated to sharing his values of radical nonviolence and justice.

Are the U.S. and Russian Governments Once Again on the Nuclear Warpath?

Lawrence Wittner | Posted 03.29.2015 | Politics
Lawrence Wittner

A quarter century after the end of the Cold War and decades after the signing of landmark nuclear arms control and disarmament agreements, are the U.S. and Russian governments once more engaged in a potentially disastrous nuclear arms race with one another?

Still Preparing for Nuclear War: The U.S. Government Continues the Policies of the Past

Lawrence Wittner | Posted 09.08.2013 | World
Lawrence Wittner

The Pentagon, on behalf of President Barack Obama, released a report to Congress outlining what it called the U.S. government's "Nuclear Employment Strategy." Although the report indicated some minor alterations in U.S. policy, it exhibited far more continuity than change.

Air Force Takes Drastic Action To Combat 'Rot' Amid 'Crisis'

AP | ROBERT BURNS | Posted 07.08.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel demanded more information Wednesday after the Air Force removed 17 launch officers from duty at a nuc...

Hagel Would Break Ground At Pentagon With Anti-Nuke Stance

AP | ROBERT BURNS | Posted 03.31.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Chuck Hagel, the likely next secretary of defense, would be the first to enter the Pentagon having publicly advocated for sharply r...

AFI Review: The Personal War of Ginger and Rosa

Brian Formo | Posted 01.09.2013 | Los Angeles
Brian Formo

Writer/director Sally Potter has switched the shift typical of films set in the 1960s from personal and sexual enlightenment to stone-still disillusionment in Ginger and Rosa, which begins with the mushroom cloud of Hiroshima.

GOP Attacks Bold Obama Proposal As 'Reckless Lunacy'

AP | DONNA CASSATA and ROBERT BURNS | Posted 04.16.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Congressional Republicans on Wednesday vowed to block the Obama administration from sharply cutting the U.S. nuclear force, calling...

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.

START Nuclear Arms Treaty In Effect Between US And Russia

AP | DAVID RISING | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

MUNICH — A new U.S.-Russia nuclear arms control treaty went into effect Saturday, securing a key foreign policy goal of President Barack Obama and r...

Fact-Checking The Nuclear-Arms Treaty Debate

AP | DESMOND BUTLER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — In their showdown over an arms-control treaty with Russia, Democrats and Republicans are charging each other with undermining natio...

With the New START Treaty, Bipartisan Equals Strength

Kevin Knobloch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Kevin Knobloch

The full Senate should take up and approve the new START treaty during the end-of-year session. It would be a timely demonstration of how a divided government can still address real threats.

Obama Hits GOP For Blocking Nuclear Arms Pact

AP | BRADLEY KLAPPER | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama took aim Saturday at Republican senators standing in the way of a nuclear arms reduction pact with Russia, s...

A Way Forward for Nuclear Arms Control

Jonathan Pearl | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jonathan Pearl

Even if New START is ratified before the Democrats' Senate majority significantly shrinks, it will not help advance nonproliferation advocates' long-term goals unless a lost consensus on arms control fundamentals is rebuilt first.

Iran's leader calls Russia an American stooge

Simon Shuster | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Simon Shuster

On Friday, Russia drew the kind of fire from the Iranian President that he usually reserves for the worst of the kafirs in the United States. As repor...

U.S.-Russia Nuclear Treaty: Deal Signed, But Menacing Arms Issues Lurk

AP | ANNE FLAHERTY | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

WASHINGTON — Despite near gridlock in the Senate, Republicans were expected to swing behind a new arms control treaty with Russia that President...

Obama In Prague: Russia Nuclear Arms Deal Signed With Medvedev

AP | JENNIFER LOVEN | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

PRAGUE — The nuclear weapons cuts President Barack Obama and Russian President Dmitry Medvedev signed on Thursday would shrink the Cold War supe...

Don't Give Ahmadinejad the Excuses He Wants

Ray Hanania | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Ray Hanania

The proper response to the tyranny in Iran is the continued building of a world alliance against the Iranian despot, who may or may not have legitimately won the elections last week.

US-Russia Nuclear Arms Talks To Begin Next Week

Moscow Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The deal aims to replace the 1991 Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty and has been billed as part of an effort by Moscow and Washington to reset relations...

Withdrawing From ABM Was Destabilizing: Here's Proof

Sean-Paul Kelley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sean-Paul Kelley

Think about consequences. Is it really a good trade-off to station a missile shield in Europe, one that has not even been proven to work, for having Russian bombers 90 miles south of Florida?