ROBERT HUNZIKER – The Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant disaster may go down as one of historyâ€™s boundless tragedies and not just because of a nuclear meltdown, but rather the tragic loss of a nationâ€™s soul.
Category: February 2016
For the First Time Ever, China May Put Its Nuclear Arsenal on High Alert
ELLIOT NEGIN – China’s military wants to put its relatively small nuclear arsenal on hair-trigger alert for the first time, according to newly translated documents. That’s not good. Such a radical departure from the country’s longtime nuclear policy could pose a threat not only to the United States, but to China itself.
Why Brother Bernie Is Better for Black People Than Sister Hillary
CORNELL WEST – The future of American democracy depends on our response to the legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. And that legacy is not just about defending civil rights; itâ€™s also about fighting to fix our rigged economy, which yields grotesque wealth inequality; our narcissistic culture, which unleashes obscene greed; our market-driven media, which thrives on xenophobic entertainment; and our militaristic prowess, which promotes hawkish policies around the world. The fundamental aim of black votersâ€”and any voters with a deep moral concern for our public interest and common goodâ€”should be to put a smile on Martinâ€™s face from the grave.
Salem’s Pringle Creek Community is now a B Corp
PRINGLE CREEK COMMUNITY – Pringle Creek Community is now a B Corporation, part of the global business community inspiring businesses to compete not only to be the best in the world but to also be the best FOR the world, a community that is working to use the power of commerce as a force for good vs just for profit.
Itâ€™s Time to Stop Tinkering with Broken Social Systems
LAURA FINLEY. PHD. – I wish only that the U.S. would be brave enough, strong enough, creative enoughâ€¦all those qualities on which we pride ourselves, which are viewed as quintessentially Americanâ€¦to stop messing around with deeply broken systems and to pursue radical transformations that will make the U.S. a better country.
What Republicans Risk By Obstructing Obama’s Supreme Court Nomination
BILL SCHER – Seeing the madness that is the Republican presidential primary, one could see why the Republican Partyâ€™s first instinct is to reflexively obstruct. But after making a cold calculation, clear-headed Republicans will see that the logical move is to make a deal. The only question remains: How many clear-headed Republicans are left in the Senate?
Put the Threat of Nuclear War Back on Your Radar
IRA HELFAND – Recently, the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists announced it was keeping its famous Doomsday Clock at three minutes to midnight. In making this decision, their panel of experts, including 16 Nobel Laureates, cited the growing danger of nuclear war. The danger of nuclear war? For most people today, the threat of nuclear war isnâ€™t even on their radar screens. It needs to be.