Tick, tick, tick...
We are two months into the 45th Presidency of the United States and we are in uncharted territory. I have previously described
What a strange game this president is playing. Fervid belief in this exceptionalism is the foundation of Trump's support
Explosion after explosion after explosion. Holy shit, that was a big one!!! It almost sounds like a message in Morse Code
Time's almost up.
He hadn't been in office three months when he went to Prague, capital of the Czech Republic, and delivered remarks on the world's nuclear dilemma. They proved to be of a sort that might normally have come from an antinuclear activist, not the president of the United States.
American citizens face an enormous responsibility right at home. The undermining of functioning democracy is one of the contributions of the neoliberal assault on the world's population in the past generation. In Europe, the impact may be even worse.
The consequences of an accidental nuclear war would be staggering. Thousands of U.S. and Russian warheads, some of them orders of magnitude larger than the one that wiped out Hiroshima, are primed for launch on warning.
The bombs dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki have not produced eternal peace. Instead they opened a Pandora's box that can never be fully locked back up.
Scientists with the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists announced Tuesday that the Doomsday Clock is to remain at three minutes