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William Rose
William Rose studies international relations and psychology at George Mason University where he pursues a master's degree in political science. He founded George Mason University's chapter of Global Zero, an organization which pushes for a world without nuclear weapons, is the Opinion Editor for Connect2Mason, George Mason's news blog, and was a regional manager of the 2012 Democratic Coordinated Campaign.

Entries by William Rose

Viewing Iran's Nuclear Program From a New Perspective

(23) Comments | Posted August 1, 2013 | 6:03 PM

If I can be convinced that something I've previously believed is wrong, I will be one of the first to admit to any short-sightedness in my previous political position. The purpose of this article is largely to provide an alternative perspective on prospective answers to Iran's likely pursuit of the...

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The Unwavering Human Condition and its Relation to a Despot

(1) Comments | Posted March 8, 2013 | 9:50 AM

When a controversial political figure dies, I find it interesting that every college student on Facebook automatically becomes a political science expert, a figure who personally felt the regime's oppression, and a thoughtless drum major for the brainless culture of celebrating the death of anyone -- evil or otherwise. Everyone's...

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The Nuclear Misconception

(0) Comments | Posted February 5, 2013 | 8:05 PM

I've noticed that many people often form opinions based off of misinformation or a misunderstanding. Some people still think Barack Obama is Muslim, and some people still think Ronald Reagan never raised taxes and never voiced support for gun control. Each of these claims can be indisputably proven...

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Mitigating Unwarranted Anger and Mediating Your Own Thoughts

(0) Comments | Posted October 31, 2012 | 12:08 PM

If there's one emotion I've long been well acquainted with, it's -- unfortunately -- anger. Anger comes in many different forms and for many different reasons. For me, I have always gotten angry at the most trivial things, and for the most fruitless causes. For instance, if I'm driving on...

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Why I Don't Love Barack -- and Why He's Still Getting My Vote

(10) Comments | Posted October 4, 2012 | 9:26 AM

Presidential debates are largely always the same. The candidates have their little stools that put them at even heights, and they shake hands as if they plan on being civil and polite during their period of argumentation. Sometimes one candidate clearly wins, but sometimes the outcome is not so clear....

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The Ignorance That Drives Regional Divisiveness

(6) Comments | Posted May 21, 2012 | 4:48 PM

I was born in the South -- Kingsport, Tenn., in fact. I grew up in a small town called Marion, Va., after moving from the even smaller town of Big Stone Gap. Just after high school graduation I moved even deeper south to Charlotte, N.C., but chose to attend college...

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How the $640,000,000 Might Have Ruined Your Life

(3) Comments | Posted April 2, 2012 | 11:30 AM

Could you imagine having just won $640 million? That's 18,000 BMWs and then roughly 20,000 iPads. You could fund the entirety of President Obama, Mitt Romney, Ron Paul, Newt Gingrich and Rick Santorum's campaigns, combined, twice.

The Mega Millions jackpot had soared to a sickly high number:...

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The Unfathomable Cost of the United States Nuclear Program

(10) Comments | Posted February 29, 2012 | 1:27 PM

20,500 -- that is the number of nuclear weapons that exist on earth today, 11,000 owned by Russia, 8,500 owned by the United States and distantly behind is France with an arsenal of 300, followed by China, Britain, Pakistan, Israel, India, and North Korea, all nine of which make up...

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The Time for Diplomatic Action in Iran

(2) Comments | Posted February 28, 2012 | 2:01 PM

At the base of Iran's nuclear program is the material. At the larger facility of Natanz, revealed to the IAEA in 2002, we're seeing the enrichment of uranium to relatively low degrees -- Natanz likely enriches materials to 3.5% and use this as the feed to centrifuge cascades. Fordow was...

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