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Launch the 'Nuke,' Harry!

Chris Weigant | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

There's an old adage in politics that the way to win political struggles is to "bring a gun to a knife fight." If this imagery isn't violent enough for you, the subject on the table now is whether Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is considering what is called the "nuclear option."

Former Nuclear Facility Worker Pleads Guilty To Fuel Contamination Cover-Up

AP | Posted 12.17.2013 | Green

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) — A former supervisor who was accused of trying to cover up fuel contamination at Entergy Corp.'s Indian Point nuclear plant...

Naked Man: They Made Me Handle A Nuclear Bomb

The Huffington Post | Andy Campbell | Posted 03.20.2012 | Weird News

His excuse was a dud. A drunk, naked Iowa City man claimed during his arrest on Monday that four unknown assailants forced him to carry a nuclear b...

WATCH: 'Armageddon' Nuke Plan Eyed For Saving Earth From Asteroid

Posted 03.12.2012 | Science

By: Mike Wall Published: 03/12/2012 11:33 AM EDT on A well-placed nuclear explosion could actually save humanity from a big asteroid h...

Obama's New Theme: A Sputnik Moment

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

While Obama may indeed be right about America being in serious danger of falling behind on a worldwide scale, this Sputnik moment simply doesn't have a Sputnik. There is no one overarching threat.

Can't You Just Crimp Well Shut? How About Nuking It? Nope...

Robert L. Cavnar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Robert L. Cavnar

I'm getting lots of emails from folks who are suggesting all kinds of ideas to stop the flow of BP's blowout well in the Gulf.  While I appreciat...

Analysis: Why Iran Bombing Could Be Bad For Obama

TIME | Andrew Lee Butters | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Sunday's suicide terrorism attack that killed at least five commanders of Iran's Revolutionary Guards Corps could have an impact far beyond the Islami...

Hugo Chavez Jokes About Nuclear Bomb For Iran On Live TV

The Guardian | James Sturcke | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Telling somewhat less than tasteful jokes about weapons of mass destruction has been an occasional pastime of a number of senior US Republican politic...

Cold War's End -- The Wall Comes Down

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The fall of The Wall signified the fall of the Soviet Union, and an end to the Cold War. And while this was of enormous historical import, I fear that future generations won't really pay much attention to it.

IAEA Report: Iran Has Data To Make Nuclear Bomb

New York Times | William J. Broad And David E. Sanger | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Senior staff members of the United Nations nuclear agency have concluded in a confidential analysis that Iran has acquired "sufficient information to ...

The Virtues of Deglobalization

Walden Bello | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Walden Bello

In their responses to the current economic crisis, governments paid lip service to global coordination but propelled separate stimulus programs meant to rev up national markets.

Friday Talking Points [80] -- Parsing Obama's Cairo Speech

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Chris Weigant

This is an interesting and refreshing subtext in Obama's entire speech -- he says things are "facts" and not opinions. Considering the lunacy that passes for "political debate" on American television screens -- where there are always two points of view, and every "fact" is subject to spin from one side or another -- it is a breath of fresh air.

Obama's Nuclear Downpour

Ashley Rindsberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Ashley Rindsberg

President-elect Obama offering Israel the nuclear umbrella to implies that the Obama administration is on some level resigned to the possibility of a nuclear Iran.

The Taming of the Lion

Jamal Dajani | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jamal Dajani

Syria claims that Israel has made an offer to withdraw from the Golan Heights in exchange for a peace deal with Damascus. This is particularly intriguing.