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Nuclear War

Death Eaters In The White House

John Sanbonmatsu | Posted 02.17.2017 | Politics
John Sanbonmatsu

If you had any doubt that Donald Trump is a Death Eater, consider all that the Groper in Chief and his circle of Dementors have done in the space of just three short weeks.

When 2 + 2 = 5

Aiko Stevenson | Posted 02.15.2017 | World
Aiko Stevenson

When the leader of the free world is a badly coiffed vulgarian who lies about the size of his inauguration crowd and his administration simply dismiss...

4 Clues Trump is Working for Russia

Dimitri Ehrlich | Posted 01.22.2017 | Politics
Dimitri Ehrlich

Four Disturbing clues that we now have a Russian patsy in the White House and one scary conclusion. by Dimitri Ehrlich 1. As my 86 year-old mother...

J.K. Rowling Went After Trump And His Tiny, Dangerous Fingers

The Huffington Post | Carla Herreria | Posted 01.11.2017 | Arts

Donald Trump’s first news conference as president-elect was unsettling, to say the least. And J.K. Rowling, much like the rest of the world, took no...

Playing Games with our Future and Our Lives

Dan Rockmore | Posted 12.25.2016 | Politics
Dan Rockmore

Donald Trump's early Christmas present to the world was a right-up-to-the Twitterbrink 140 character policy tweet: "The United States must greatly str...

Nuke Experts Say Trump's Tweet Is 'A Very Bad Sign'

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 12.23.2016 | Politics

Back in August, nuclear experts told us that the idea of a nuclear-armed President Donald Trump had them on the edge. With Trump now officially headed...

Dear Electors: Donald Trump Can Launch A Nuclear War With 'A Single Phone Call'

Richard Greene | Posted 12.16.2016 | Politics
Richard Greene

Dear Electors of The Electoral College. Most erroneously believe that there is a "team" or a "Fail Safe" or "checks and balances" or some elaborate p...

From Nuclear War To Climate Change: Letters From Scientists To Policymakers

Peter H. Gleick | Posted 12.01.2016 | Science
Peter H. Gleick

A perennial question facing scientists is when -- and how -- to participate in public communication and policy debates around issues of social concern.

This Former Presidential Candidate Says He Doesn't Trust Donald Trump With His Life

The Huffington Post | Sam Stein | Posted 10.26.2016 | Politics

Rare are elections in which one side argues that the opposing candidate may initiate a nuclear holocaust. But in the closing weeks of the 2016 campaig...

What Could Clinton Do That's Worse Than Trump Starting A Nuclear War?

Paul Abrams | Posted 10.13.2016 | Politics
Paul Abrams

Marco Rubio (R-FL) said, correctly, in his failed primary campaign that it is dangerous to have Donald Trump in control of nuclear weapons. Now, this same Rubio has pledged undying fealty to making Donald Trump the next president of the United States. His reason is that a President Hillary Clinton would be awful.

Trump's Crude Language Is Not The Real Issue

Darby Roach | Posted 10.10.2016 | Politics
Darby Roach

That Donald Trump uses vile, crude and disgusting language to demean women might just be the least disturbing aspect of his character. Everyone, his supporters included, know who The Donald is and this latest example of his misogyny comes as no surprise.

The Debate: They Both Bombed It

Robert Koehler | Posted 09.29.2016 | Politics
Robert Koehler

Painful, stupid, trite . . . America! There was more than one loser in the big debate, but that's no surprise. I hardly expected any issues of substa...

Nixon and Trump, Birds of a Feather

Pete McCloskey | Posted 08.28.2016 | Politics
Pete McCloskey

I remember the words of Nixon's chief Domestic Advisor, John Ehrlichman, at the Safford Penitentiary in Arizona. Asked about the man he had faithfully served in the White House for five years, Ehrlichman replied: "I really never got to know him." Who today can truthfully say they know the real Donald Trump?

71 Years Ago: When Truman Failed To Pause -- And The Nagasaki War Crime Followed

Greg Mitchell | Posted 08.10.2016 | Politics
Greg Mitchell

Many of those who still defend President Truman's decision on Hiroshima consider the bombing of Nagasaki three days later completely avoidable, even a crime of war.

Imagining World With A Nuclear-Armed Donald Trump Is Terrifying

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 08.03.2016 | Politics

MIT professor emeritus and progressive icon Noam Chomsky says the prospect of a President Donald Trump with access to the nuclear launch codes should ...

Should America Entrust The Nuclear Launch Codes To Someone Who Is Unhinged?

Robert Creamer | Posted 08.03.2016 | Politics
Robert Creamer

I'm not a psychologist, but after watching Donald Trump's thirteen-month presidential campaign, it certainly appears that he is unhinged.

Nuclear Weapons Are The Most Consequential Threat America Faces

Lee H. Hamilton | Posted 07.18.2016 | World
Lee H. Hamilton

During the Cold War, we relied on the doctrine of "mutually assured destruction." We believed that neither the United States nor the Soviet Union would launch an attack because it would produce massive and destructive retaliation. But the world has changed, and we are in a high-risk era when the presence of nuclear weapons raises the stakes for global conflict, accidents and terrorism.

What's At Stake

Kathy Kelly | Posted 06.23.2016 | World
Kathy Kelly

In the historic port city of Yalta, located on the Crimean Peninsula, we visited the site where Churchill, Roosevelt and Stalin, in February of 1945, concluded negotiations ending World War II.

The Doomsday Clock

Noam Chomsky | Posted 06.13.2016 | Politics
Noam Chomsky

American citizens face an enormous responsibility right at home. The undermining of functioning democracy is one of the contributions of the neoliberal assault on the world's population in the past generation. In Europe, the impact may be even worse.

On Nuclear Dangers, Hillary Should Beat Trump Hands Down

William Hartung | Posted 06.02.2016 | Politics
William Hartung

There are no "do-overs" when it comes to nuclear diplomacy. Loose nuclear threats can spark unpredictable reactions, including nuclear buildups on the part of states that feel threatened by them.

Three Minutes to Nuclear Midnight

Jonathan Marshall | Posted 06.01.2016 | World
Jonathan Marshall

The consequences of an accidental nuclear war would be staggering. Thousands of U.S. and Russian warheads, some of them orders of magnitude larger than the one that wiped out Hiroshima, are primed for launch on warning.

Obama Visits Hiroshima Amid Growing Risk of Nuclear War With China

Gregory Kulacki | Posted 05.24.2016 | Politics
Gregory Kulacki

Unfortunately, as the president ponders the past, his policies are increasing the risk that nuclear weapons may be used again in the future.

Avoid War and Don't Get Complacent About Liberty in America

Zoltan Istvan | Posted 05.16.2016 | Politics
Zoltan Istvan

So far, technology and science have not given us the hope that they will stop war. We must therefore be on our guard not to incite war--and not to pick leaders that have a propensity to lead us into armed conflict.

Nuclear Weapons Are Scary -- But We Can Do Something About Them

Susi Snyder | Posted 05.13.2016 | World
Susi Snyder

We know that nuclear weapons are scary, but we must be much louder in defining them as unacceptable, as illegitimate. By following the money, we can cut it off, and while this isn't the only thing necessary to make nuclear weapons extinct, it will help.

Passing the Nuclear Baton

Joe Cirincione | Posted 05.10.2016 | Politics
Joe Cirincione

Obama got us moving in the right direction, but when you are fleeing a forest fire, it is not just a question of direction but also of speed. Can we get to safety before catastrophe engulfs us?