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Heroic Diplomacy: How Barack Obama Finally Earned That Peace Prize

Robert Scheer | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics
Robert Scheer

Finally, Barack Obama may prove deserving of his Nobel Peace Prize by joining with England, France, China, Russia and Germany in negotiating an eminently sensible rapprochement with Iran on its nuclear program.

Potential New Use For Nuclear Weapons Might Surprise You

Center For Public Integrity | Douglas Birch | Posted 10.16.2013 | Politics

When planetary scientist H. Jay Melosh attended a meeting between nuclear weapons designers from the United States and the former Soviet Union in May ...

Solar Panels Empower Low-Income Latino Communities: The Utilities Try to Spoil the Fiesta

Javier Sierra | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Javier Sierra

When it comes to the sun, for Rosa Mayorga and her family, everything that glitters is indeed gold.

A Statement of Peace, or an Epitaph

Robert Scheer | Posted 10.05.2013 | Politics
Robert Scheer

August 6 marks 68 years since the United States committed what is arguably the single gravest act of terrorism that the world has ever known.

Viewing Iran's Nuclear Program From a New Perspective

William Rose | Posted 10.01.2013 | World
William Rose

Iran's motivation for a nuclear weapon must be observed on a much broader, more philosophical scale.

Nuclear Weapons Will Be Used

Tom Engelhardt | Posted 07.13.2013 | World
Tom Engelhardt

After the Soviet Union disappeared in 1991, nuclear weapons did, too -- without going away. The American and Russian arsenals, and the nuclear geography that underlay them, remained in place, just largely unremarked upon. In the meantime, the weaponry itself spread.

The Nuke Plan to Nowhere

William Hartung | Posted 05.04.2013 | Politics
William Hartung

If Congress wants to cut the deficit intelligently, it should be finding ways to eliminate unnecessary and poorly managed projects in the nuclear weapons complex, not shielding nuclear programs from budget reductions.

Obama Getting Ready to Reduce Nukes: A Step in the Right Direction

Charles Knight | Posted 04.30.2013 | Politics
Charles Knight

As the deployed force gets smaller it makes sense to reduce the complexity of the force structure. There is nothing magic about the triad created at the height of the Cold War.

Budget for MOX Program Cut by 75 Percent

Project On Government Oversight | Posted 04.13.2013 | Politics
Project On Government Oversight

The beleaguered Mixed Oxide Fuel (MOX) program at the Savannah River Site was targeted for possible cancellation last fall, but ongoing discussions resulted in a recent lifeline offered by a top Department of Energy official, which appears to have been accepted by the White House.

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...

Dem Bolsters Chuck Hagel's Nuke Policy Credentials

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grim | Posted 01.22.2013 | Politics

Former Democratic Congresswoman Ellen Tauscher is particularly well-suited to talk about defense secretary nominee Chuck Hagel, the former Republican ...

Obama Administration Defends Movement On Nukes

AP | DONNA CASSATA | Posted 08.21.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration insisted on Thursday that it is modernizing the nation's nuclear arsenal in the face of withering criticis...

US Should Rethink Nuclear Emergency Plans, Says Panel

AP | DINA CAPPIELLO and MATTHEW DALY | Posted 05.08.2012 | Green

WASHINGTON — The U.S. should customize emergency plans for each of the nation's 65 nuclear power plants, a change that in some cases could expan...

The Gang That Couldn't Bomb Straight

Robert Scheer | Posted 04.24.2012 | Politics
Robert Scheer

Here we go again. With the economy showing faint signs of life and their positions on the social issues alienating most moderates, the leading Republican candidates, with the exception of Ron Paul, have returned to the elixir of warmongering to once again sway the gullible masses.

Taxpayers Left in the Dark When It Comes to Nuclear Weapons Spending

Project On Government Oversight | Posted 02.01.2012 | Politics
Project On Government Oversight

So, how much does the U.S. spend on nuclear weapons? The only way to know for sure is for the administration to be more transparent about its nuclear spending, and to make a complete, detailed budget available to the public.

Do You Speak 'Nukespeak'?

Posted 12.16.2011 | Green

What sort of future does nuclear technology have in the United States? The answers to this and other questions form an important part of a new book, "...

An Appeal to Italians: 'Save Italy From Berlusconi's Nukes'

Kumi Naidoo | Posted 08.10.2011 | Green
Kumi Naidoo

Berlusconi's government has plans for four new reactors -- but the people have demanded a referendum on the issue. Italians have the opportunity to say "no!" to nuclear power in their country.

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.

New Nuclear Project Distracts From Existing Safety (Read: Seismic) Issues

Russ Wellen | Posted 06.18.2011 | World
Russ Wellen

In a cruel joke at a time of supposed disarmament, the CMRR promises to be the most expensive construction project in the history of Los Alamos.

Libya and the Law of Unintended Consequences

Conn Hallinan | Posted 06.08.2011 | World
Conn Hallinan

War always has consequences, although not all of them are initially obvious. In war, as Carl von Clausewitz noted, the only thing you can determine is who fires the first shot. After that it is all fog and plans gone awry.

Thanks to Fukushima Light Shed on U.S. Nuclear Facility Located on a Volcano

Russ Wellen | Posted 05.31.2011 | World
Russ Wellen

The light shining on the safety of nuclear energy as a result of the Japanese nuclear crisis has been of such powerful wattage that it's even flushing safety issues with nuclear weapons labs and manufacturing facilities out of hiding.

What Would End-Timers Do Without the Threat of Nuclear Annihilation?

Russ Wellen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Russ Wellen

"The Great Atomic Power" was first recorded in 1952, the year that the hydrogen bomb was first tested. The song may have provided some comfort for those listeners aware that the nuclear arms race was at its height.

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.