I’m not the only one who saw the first videos from Beirut Tuesday and immediately thought “nuke.” But the thought passed as quickly as the mushroom-shaped cloud itself — unlike […]
Poor Trump. He so desperately wants to be a masterful Commander-in-Chief but he just can’t get the hang of it.
Most adults have probably heard of the Doomsday Clock. It was created by the scientists who worked on the Manhattan Project, America’s atomic bomb-building project during World War II and […]
I thought Colorado’s fires were bad. And then came California. I thought California’s fires were bad. And then came Australia. I don’t know how one adequately describes what’s happening there. […]
Trump’s phone call asking Ukraine to interfere in American politics was an impeachable offense. And the impeachment hearings are now in progress. But at least nobody died in that incident. […]
Alarmist? Since the ’60s I’ve heard that the Amazon rain forest is “the earth’s lungs” and supplies about 20% of the world’s oxygen. Yet all these years later, the Brazilians […]
When I first heard that Donald Trump was talking about buying Greenland, I thought it was a joke. As big a joke as Trump running for president. Fortunately, he was […]
Normandy by the Numbers The Normandy Invasion consisted of 5,333 Allied ships and landing craft embarking nearly 175,000 men. The British and Canadians put 75,215 troops ashore, and the Americans […]
From the New York Times newsletter this morning: • Quotation of the day “A country that can’t be trusted with a bone saw shouldn’t be trusted with nuclear weapons.” — […]
World on the rocks? Sure seems like it sometimes.