What If We’re Not So Angry?

It seems the more conservative you are, the more aggressive you want America to be with our nukes. If we’re angry loose cannons with an itchy finger on the button, the thinking seems to go, rogue countries will think long and hard about crossing us. Personally,...
Fewer Nukes? Turn Back the Doomsday Clock

Fewer Nukes? Turn Back the Doomsday Clock

Whether you are reading this article in Tampa or Tucson, Los Angeles or Long Island, one thing is for certain: It’s six minutes to midnight. While this may not be the normal mode of timekeeping for your dinner plans, it’s true for the “Doomsday Clock,” which...

Conservative Hypocrisy on Military Spending

Bank robber Willie Sutton famously said he robbed banks because “that’s where the money is.” Applying this logic to cutting our Federal budget deficit would lead to this conclusion—to save money, we have to cut military spending. That’s where the Bush/Cheney...
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