Daily Archives: January 12, 2012

‘Five Years’

This I’m posting in connection with the scary news item from the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists. The nuclear weapons situation last year looked so grim — everybody has them! — that the scientists reset the Doomsday Clock a minute closer … Continue reading

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The Bain of Mitt’s ambition

Mitt Romney actually managed to out-slime Newt Gingrich in campaign ads leading up to the Iowa primary, but Newt is hitting back with a 27-minute film, “When Romney Comes to Town,” that convincingly portrays Mittens as the cold-blooded jobs-killer he … Continue reading

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What if the Doomsday Clock is slow?

Harvard psychologist Steven Pinker thinks the world is becoming less violent, but scientists believe we’ve taken a step back in our efforts to avert nuclear catastrophe: It is five minutes to midnight. Two years ago, it appeared that world leaders … Continue reading

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