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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

 

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(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, December 3, 2007
Foxy Knoxy and the Case of the Honorary Missing White Woman The sensational murder case you don't have to feel guilty about reading about instead of following Iraq.
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(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, November 15, 2007
You All Know Hanoi Jane, Now Meet Tehran Todd Treason is in the eye of the beholder.
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(7 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, January 7, 2008
School, Mall and Workplace Shootings: Why So Many? No, why so few?
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, March 28, 2007
What's It Like Waiting Around to Be Bombed? Americans haven't faced an imminent attack, like the Iranians do, since the Cuban Missile Crisis.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, June 23, 2006
Is a Preemptive Strike Ever Justified? Clinton's secretary of defense takes heat for advocating attack on North Korea missile site.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, December 21, 2006
Surf-veying the Progressive Web In solidarity with our sister sites.
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(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, September 6, 2007
Michael Vick: Adding Insult to Black People's Injury 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.
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(15 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, December 26, 2007
Hillary's Telling the Truth -- That's the Problem 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.
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(10 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, October 12, 2007
Medals of Honor, Wars of No Honor 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.
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(5 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, January 11, 2008
Star Medical Examiner's Compassion a Lesson to Splatter Film Fans Hostel, Saw? Have we crossed some kind of line?
SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, June 27, 2006
Friendly Fire, Fratricide. . . or Fragging? Can the Pentagon afford to come clean in its fourth investigation of Pat Tillman's death?
(9 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, August 3, 2006
Chain of Deceit: From the Pentagon to the 9/11 Commission to the Public 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.
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(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, August 17, 2007
Bush's First Crime: A Cold Case Warms Up Hard evidence has been found that Bush engaged in insider trading while CEO of Harken Energy.
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(9 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, May 24, 2007
Remember Jesus Freaks? Maybe it's time to bring back that term.
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(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, November 14, 2007
Left Behind: Black Music by White Musicians Today's indie rock is dogged by dumbed-down drumming and a general lack of soul.
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(8 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, December 9, 2007
Is the Iran NIE a Trojan Horse? We may have breathed a sigh of release over its release, but Iranian-American commentators smell a rat.
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(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, June 21, 2007
Come on, You Slacker Terrorists, Attack Us Already! Remember the "Nuclear Freeze"? Whatever happened to our dreams of disarmament?
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SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, February 12, 2008
Terrorists Crossing the Border: Genuine Threat? Or hard-right ploy to end immigration?
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SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, February 26, 2008
"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.
(19 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, January 22, 2007
Who Will Save Us from War with Iran? Leading Democratic members of Congress? Don't hold your breath. They're "uncertain."
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, September 1, 2006
Nuclear Virgins Countries new to nuclear weapons live in blissful ignorance of their effects.
(7 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, June 1, 2007
Bush Hatred, Self-Hatred Two sides of the same coin.
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(15 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, September 26, 2007
A Child's Guide to US-Iran Relations 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.
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(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, December 24, 2007
Mitchell Report Fails to Step Up to Plate with a Plan 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?
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SHARE More Sharing        Monday, March 24, 2008
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.
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(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, July 5, 2007
Gates of Hell As in Lawrence of Arabia. While with the CIA, the current SecDef was the lord of blowback.
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(5 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, January 29, 2008
It's Not a New JFK We Need in Obama, But the Next Gorbachev It's not just a breath of fresh air we need, but a total transformation.
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(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, June 27, 2007
Boris Bush Pas de deux with Putin aside, Bush stomps around like another Russian president.
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(16 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, August 20, 2007
Does a Force Field Protect Defense Spending from Democrats? To the Democratic Presidential candidates, defense spending is a sacred cow -- or a cash cow.
(10 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, December 7, 2006
Kofi Annan's Parting Remarks on Our Nuclear Future -- or Lack Thereof They often save their best for last.
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(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, January 4, 2008
Un-becoming a Citizen It takes more -- or less -- than passing your citizenship test to become a true American.
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SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, March 4, 2008
Not Much Meat on It, But US Still Gnaws on Iran Bone Is Iran's nuclear glass half-empty or half-full?
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(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, October 22, 2007
Homeland Security: The Lethal Illusion 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.
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(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, March 1, 2007
Greatest Expectations Holding Iran to not one, but three, double standards is "bonkers."
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, November 3, 2006
Was Afghanistan Really the Good War? Attacking Afghanistan, invading Iraq -- same difference.
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, January 11, 2007
Just Like with Torture, Cheney's Got His Teeth Sunk into Iran So much creative destruction, so little time.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, July 25, 2006
War and Harmony Revenge is a dish best served in multiple servings.
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(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, September 14, 2007
9/11's Non-Legacy Americans are still as inattentive as ever.
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(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, July 25, 2007
The Plame Affair: A Quartet of Betrayals Getting her cover blown and her case thrown out of court was only the half of it.
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SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, February 3, 2008
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?
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, October 4, 2006
Is Condoleeza Rice Really Our Last Best Hope -- all that stands between us and war with Iran? Is the shaky secretary of state, reeling from yet another assault on her credibility, all that stands between us and war with Iran?
(17 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, May 21, 2007
Shhh. Maybe It Will Go Away Americans don't talk about Iraq in polite company.
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, October 2, 2006
Cut and Run or Carve It Up? Solving Iraq entails thinking that's not only outside the box but over the top.
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(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, October 31, 2007
Even When Hillary Gets It Right, We Still Don't Believe Her We get it, Hillary -- you're tough. Your real problem is that we have so much trouble believing anything you say.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, September 12, 2006
The Fear Factor Is More Than Just a Reality Show The administration not only feeds our fears -- its policies make sure they're justified.
(5 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, August 1, 2006
Painting a Target on Ourselves The startling transformation that killing civilians made from butchery to a recognized strategy.
(5 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, August 9, 2006
Is Peace of Mind PC? With the world in turmoil, the quest for serenity can't help but come off as narcissistic.
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(6 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, July 9, 2007
Is the American Public's Apathy About Iraq Actually an Encouraging Sign? 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.
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(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, March 17, 2008
Pushing the Envelope of Journalism Until It's Inside-out Anna Poltikovskaya: One of the most courageous journalists ever.
SHARE More Sharing        Monday, July 3, 2006
NSA Warrantless Eavesdropping? Ho-Hum Unconcerned about NSA spying? How about if it leads to identity theft?
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, April 19, 2007
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.
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(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, November 30, 2006
Hitting the Snooze Button on the Iran Alarm Americans have to see us attack Iran to believe it.
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, August 21, 2006
Iranian Death Trip Do all Muslims want to die?
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, July 9, 2006
Is the Administration Finally Ready to Pull the Trigger on bin Laden? Recent actions by Bush & Co. suggest they're moving the pieces into place for an October surprise.
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(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, July 31, 2007
The Bush Quartet Completion of the war maestro's magnum opus requires not one more war -- Iran -- but two.
SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, December 12, 2006
A Donation to OpEdNews Is an Investment in Yourself An editor's perspective on Rob's appeal for funds.
SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, August 5, 2006
Death by Nuance Believe it or not, when killing civilians, Israel may have international law on its side.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, July 17, 2006
Iraq? What a Buzzkill How do we manage to get through our day without thinking about or discussing Iraq?

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