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Russ Wellen is the nuclear deproliferation editor for OpEdNews. He's also on the staffs of Freezerbox and Scholars & Rogues.

"It's hard to tell people not to smoke when you have a cigarette dangling from your mouth."
-- Mohamed El Baradei, Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency

 

OpEdNews Member for 437 week(s) and 3 day(s)

58 Articles, 1028 Quick Links, 333 Comments, 66 Diaries, 0 Polls

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Monday, March 24, 2008      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
We Can't Take Iraq Neat, We Need a Chaser
Not only aren't most of us following Iraq in the news, we turn our backs on books and movies that dramatize it. But folding a veteran's story within a thriller works wells, at least in author Mark Biskeborn's case.

Monday, March 17, 2008      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
Pushing the Envelope of Journalism Until It's Inside-out
(2 comments) Anna Poltikovskaya: One of the most courageous journalists ever.

Tuesday, March 4, 2008      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
Not Much Meat on It, But US Still Gnaws on Iran Bone
Is Iran's nuclear glass half-empty or half-full?

Tuesday, February 26, 2008      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
"Lethal Pinatas": Keeping Cluster Bombs from Kids
It seems like just yesterday, thanks in part to America's only woman Nobel Peace laureate, that the elimination of land mines was the feel-good story of the decade. Yet, nature abhors a vacuum and it wasn't long before they were replaced by cluster munitions as the world's most barbaric weapon this side of nuclear bombs.

Tuesday, February 12, 2008      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
Terrorists Crossing the Border: Genuine Threat?
Or hard-right ploy to end immigration?

Sunday, February 3, 2008      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
Will Our Championship Drought in the Super Bowl of Elections Ever End?
Does Barack Obama have it in him to be the political equivalent of Big Papi and carry us to the Promised Land?

Tuesday, January 29, 2008      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
It's Not a New JFK We Need in Obama, But the Next Gorbachev
(5 comments) It's not just a breath of fresh air we need, but a total transformation.

Friday, January 11, 2008      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
Star Medical Examiner's Compassion a Lesson to Splatter Film Fans
(5 comments) Hostel, Saw? Have we crossed some kind of line?

Monday, January 7, 2008      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
School, Mall and Workplace Shootings: Why So Many?
(7 comments) No, why so few?

Friday, January 4, 2008      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
Un-becoming a Citizen
(2 comments) It takes more -- or less -- than passing your citizenship test to become a true American.

Wednesday, December 26, 2007      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
Hillary's Telling the Truth -- That's the Problem
(15 comments) Are we being too hard on Hillary? In the spirit of the holiday season, shouldn't we let bygones be bygones? No, not when force has always been the option of first resort for her.

Monday, December 24, 2007      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
Mitchell Report Fails to Step Up to Plate with a Plan
(3 comments) Why name names in the first place? It's hard to tell which paragon of good government he resembles more: J. Edgar Hoover or Joe McCarthy. Which sets a worse example for young T-ball players? Drug use or a witch hunt?

Sunday, December 9, 2007      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
Is the Iran NIE a Trojan Horse?
(8 comments) We may have breathed a sigh of release over its release, but Iranian-American commentators smell a rat.

Monday, December 3, 2007      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
Foxy Knoxy and the Case of the Honorary Missing White Woman
(2 comments) The sensational murder case you don't have to feel guilty about reading about instead of following Iraq.

Thursday, November 15, 2007      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
You All Know Hanoi Jane, Now Meet Tehran Todd
(1 comments) Treason is in the eye of the beholder.

Wednesday, November 14, 2007      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
Left Behind: Black Music by White Musicians
(1 comments) Today's indie rock is dogged by dumbed-down drumming and a general lack of soul.

Wednesday, October 31, 2007      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
Even When Hillary Gets It Right, We Still Don't Believe Her
(1 comments) We get it, Hillary -- you're tough. Your real problem is that we have so much trouble believing anything you say.

Monday, October 22, 2007      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
Homeland Security: The Lethal Illusion
(4 comments) If you go through life without making any enemies you're doing something wrong. If you go through life making a lot of enemies you're doing something worse.

Friday, October 12, 2007      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
Medals of Honor, Wars of No Honor
(10 comments) Neglecting decorated members of the military who served in Iraq might strike a progressive or pacifist as a sign of opposition to our presence there. But the national indifference with which we treat Congressional Medal of Honor winners in general is actually a sign of a deep-seated malaise that, on the contrary, only serves to perpetuate war.

Wednesday, September 26, 2007      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
A Child's Guide to US-Iran Relations
(15 comments) The US and Iran's mutual history can be broken down to three basic grievances: He hit me first, it's not fair, and you're a bully.

Friday, September 14, 2007      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
9/11's Non-Legacy
(4 comments) Americans are still as inattentive as ever.

Thursday, September 6, 2007      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
Michael Vick: Adding Insult to Black People's Injury
(1 comments) Vick encouraged bigots not only by planting a connection between blacks and dog fighting in their minds. He also resurrected the old canard that blacks aren't smart enough to play quarterback.

Monday, August 20, 2007      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
Does a Force Field Protect Defense Spending from Democrats?
(16 comments) To the Democratic Presidential candidates, defense spending is a sacred cow -- or a cash cow.

Friday, August 17, 2007      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
Bush's First Crime: A Cold Case Warms Up
(4 comments) Hard evidence has been found that Bush engaged in insider trading while CEO of Harken Energy.

Tuesday, July 31, 2007      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
The Bush Quartet
(2 comments) Completion of the war maestro's magnum opus requires not one more war -- Iran -- but two.

Wednesday, July 25, 2007      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
The Plame Affair: A Quartet of Betrayals
(3 comments) Getting her cover blown and her case thrown out of court was only the half of it.

Monday, July 9, 2007      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
Is the American Public's Apathy About Iraq Actually an Encouraging Sign?
(6 comments) Some think this war was staged in part to let Rumsfeld act out his Rommel fantasy and send his specialized army racing around the desert. Maybe it was also intended as a test-run for state-of-the-art medical equipment and procedures.

Thursday, July 5, 2007      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
Gates of Hell
(2 comments) As in Lawrence of Arabia. While with the CIA, the current SecDef was the lord of blowback.

Wednesday, June 27, 2007      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
Boris Bush
(4 comments) Pas de deux with Putin aside, Bush stomps around like another Russian president.

Thursday, June 21, 2007      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
Come on, You Slacker Terrorists, Attack Us Already!
(3 comments) Remember the "Nuclear Freeze"? Whatever happened to our dreams of disarmament?

Friday, June 1, 2007      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
Bush Hatred, Self-Hatred
(7 comments) Two sides of the same coin.

Thursday, May 24, 2007      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
Remember Jesus Freaks?
(9 comments) Maybe it's time to bring back that term.

Monday, May 21, 2007      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
Shhh. Maybe It Will Go Away
(17 comments) Americans don't talk about Iraq in polite company.

Thursday, April 19, 2007      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
Giuliani's Other Paradox
Giuliani's popularity with Republicans is ironic in light of his weakness on "family values." But his campaign is saddled with another paradox.

Wednesday, March 28, 2007      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
What's It Like Waiting Around to Be Bombed?
(2 comments) Americans haven't faced an imminent attack, like the Iranians do, since the Cuban Missile Crisis.

Thursday, March 1, 2007      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
Greatest Expectations
(2 comments) Holding Iran to not one, but three, double standards is "bonkers."

Monday, January 22, 2007      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
Who Will Save Us from War with Iran?
(19 comments) Leading Democratic members of Congress? Don't hold your breath. They're "uncertain."

Thursday, January 11, 2007      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
Just Like with Torture, Cheney's Got His Teeth Sunk into Iran
(3 comments) So much creative destruction, so little time.

Thursday, December 21, 2006      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
Surf-veying the Progressive Web
(2 comments) In solidarity with our sister sites.

Tuesday, December 12, 2006      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
A Donation to OpEdNews Is an Investment in Yourself
An editor's perspective on Rob's appeal for funds.

Thursday, December 7, 2006      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
Kofi Annan's Parting Remarks on Our Nuclear Future -- or Lack Thereof
(10 comments) They often save their best for last.

Thursday, November 30, 2006      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
Hitting the Snooze Button on the Iran Alarm
(2 comments) Americans have to see us attack Iran to believe it.

Friday, November 3, 2006      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
Was Afghanistan Really the Good War?
(4 comments) Attacking Afghanistan, invading Iraq -- same difference.

Wednesday, October 4, 2006      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
Is Condoleeza Rice Really Our Last Best Hope -- all that stands between us and war with Iran?
(2 comments) Is the shaky secretary of state, reeling from yet another assault on her credibility, all that stands between us and war with Iran?

Monday, October 2, 2006      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
Cut and Run or Carve It Up?
(4 comments) Solving Iraq entails thinking that's not only outside the box but over the top.

Tuesday, September 12, 2006      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
The Fear Factor Is More Than Just a Reality Show
(2 comments) The administration not only feeds our fears -- its policies make sure they're justified.

Friday, September 1, 2006      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
Nuclear Virgins
(2 comments) Countries new to nuclear weapons live in blissful ignorance of their effects.

Monday, August 21, 2006      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
Iranian Death Trip
(3 comments) Do all Muslims want to die?

Wednesday, August 9, 2006      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
Is Peace of Mind PC?
(5 comments) With the world in turmoil, the quest for serenity can't help but come off as narcissistic.

Saturday, August 5, 2006      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
Death by Nuance
Believe it or not, when killing civilians, Israel may have international law on its side.

Thursday, August 3, 2006      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
Chain of Deceit: From the Pentagon to the 9/11 Commission to the Public
(9 comments) 9/ll theories have been stewing in their juices for five years. A confluence of events this past week suggests that the garbage can lid that's been tamping them down is ready to blow.

Tuesday, August 1, 2006      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
Painting a Target on Ourselves
(5 comments) The startling transformation that killing civilians made from butchery to a recognized strategy.

Tuesday, July 25, 2006      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
War and Harmony
(2 comments) Revenge is a dish best served in multiple servings.

Monday, July 17, 2006      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
Iraq? What a Buzzkill
(1 comments) How do we manage to get through our day without thinking about or discussing Iraq?

Sunday, July 9, 2006      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
Is the Administration Finally Ready to Pull the Trigger on bin Laden?
(4 comments) Recent actions by Bush & Co. suggest they're moving the pieces into place for an October surprise.

Monday, July 3, 2006      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
NSA Warrantless Eavesdropping? Ho-Hum
Unconcerned about NSA spying? How about if it leads to identity theft?

Tuesday, June 27, 2006      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
Friendly Fire, Fratricide. . . or Fragging?
Can the Pentagon afford to come clean in its fourth investigation of Pat Tillman's death?

Friday, June 23, 2006      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
Is a Preemptive Strike Ever Justified?
(1 comments) Clinton's secretary of defense takes heat for advocating attack on North Korea missile site.