Is it true that a nuclear weapons program is the way for a small state to level the playing field with a larger state in one fell swoop?
As Robert Plant of Led Zeppelin sang solo in the nearby Dodge Theatre, 750 million gallons of water from the 16-foot-deep Tempe Town Lake near Phoenix roared through a burst dam at […]
“Ordinary life is pretty complex stuff.” Who said it?
Each day that I drive the 11 miles from my house to the university, I cross nine of America’s 601,396 bridges (as of 2008). Those nine are not likely to collapse. I […]
Would President Obama respond to a nuclear attack — whether from another country or terrorists — with one of our own? When it comes to against whom to retaliate and how, a nuclear-terror attack presents an almost insoluble dilemma.
The nuclear-weapons industry adopted the word “pit” for the weapon’s core, but this pit serves as a cache for — drum roll, please — a seed of destruction.
In the long run, the grassroots types sprouting by the side of the road may have a better chance of implementing disarmament than those steering policy limos down the middle of the road.
How did the denizens of another planet survive an era when its states, federations, or territories were armed with nuclear weapons or their extraterrestrial equivalent?
The Cold War was like two winos who’d dragged themselves from the gutter and stopped drinking. But, hedging their bets on sobriety, they carried around pints of Everclear 190 proof grain alcohol.
Sorry for the long absence. Let’s carry on, shall we? “If you listen to the guys up in the stands, pretty soon you’ll be up there sitting with them.” Who said it?