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During the cold war, the driving force was the bilateral arms race; now it's proliferation.

Remembering an eminent scientist who fought tirelessly to protect human health from the hazards of nuclear weapons and nuclear energy.

Shades of Iran/contra: Since the indictment of I. Lewis Libby,
Washington is abuzz about presidential pardons. If officials who
violate the law and lie about it know with certainty the will escape
legal sanction, we no longer have a government.

The Entergy Nuclear company of Jackson, Missippippi, with the blessing
of the Bush Administration, is seeking preliminary approval to add one
or two new nuclear reactors to its existing reactor

In a more just universe, the right-wingers wouldgive reporters the credit they so richly deserve.

If it had been even a primitive nuclear weapon that hit the World Trade Center three years ago, hundreds of thousands of people would have died instead of fewer than 3,000, and the free society w

Blogs

We just witnessed one of the most absurd, embarrassing hearings in recent Washington memory.

January 31, 2013

Eric on Jazz at Lincoln Center and Reed on reining in defense spending.

January 24, 2013

The former congressman, who wants an interim appointment to the Senate, says the Department of Defense “could get by with a lot less.”

January 9, 2013

A near-miss, in many senses of the word.

November 9, 2012

The great liberal scoped out a vision for less military spending and more investment in domestic renewal. Now, even (some) conservatives get the point.

October 19, 2012

Sixty-seven years later, a look at one of the great, unknown tales of Hollywood "censorship."

September 27, 2012

At least we’re exporting something.

August 27, 2012

White House tells defense contractors not to worry themselves about spending cuts.

July 2, 2012

Nothing's even decided yet, but the neocons are up in arms over arms spending.

August 9, 2011

It might, but it’s going to take a lot of work to counter the Iron Triangle and its lobbyists.

August 4, 2011