Category Archives: Nuclear Abolition

Helsinki and New START

I don’t know one person, acquaintance or public figure who thought the July 16 meeting between Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin in Helsinki went well. The only people who found a ray of hope in the awkward encounter are those … Continue reading

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Rise of Nuclear Power was a Bad Idea

In a broader perspective, the rise of nuclear power was a bad idea. It always required substantial government subsidies, and there is no solution for handling spent fuel rods and radioactive equipment. If there is a disaster like Fukushima Daiichi … Continue reading

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Break In At A Nuclear Weapons Storage Facility

Last week, a group of peace activists gained access to a site on a German Air Force Base where 20 U.S. nuclear weapons are stored. “The peace activists cut through razor wire and some other fences and several made it … Continue reading

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Why Stop Denuclearization at North Korea?

Responding to citizens everywhere who yearn for peace, political leaders in South Korea, North Korea, China and the United States staged a flurry of diplomatic activity this year to avert a Korean crisis. We are not yet out of the … Continue reading

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Issues Come Home to Roost

In September I asserted we should be working to stop nuclear weapons and protect the environment. A year into Trump’s first term it’s clear I understated this need. The Trump administration rolled out it’s nuclear posture review and oh brother. … Continue reading

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Letter to Elected Officials on the Iran Deal

The following message was sent to Senators Joni Ernst and Chuck Grassley, and to Congressman Dave Loebsack: I urge you to protect and support the 2015 nuclear agreement between Iran and the P5+1 nations. Please refrain from any actions that … Continue reading

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On Capitol Hill

Originally posted April 8, 2008. My only meeting with Congressman Dave Loebsack in his office on Capitol Hill. This morning, I walked to DuPont Circle and took the Metro to the Capitol. The Metro ticket cost $1.65 so that was … Continue reading

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