Year: 2004

Rearranging Deck Chairs on the Titanic

This appeared in the December 22, 2004 edition of Alternet. Kofi Annan’s High Level Panel for Change fails to question the fundamental structure of the 60 Year Old UN Charter. It is often said incorrectly that the United Nations Charter,

Posted in Abolishing War

Nuclear Proliferation: One Cheer for Kerry

This piece appeared the week before the November 2004 election on Progressive Democrats of America ( and The Nuclear Age Peace Foundation. On the small nuclear questions, Kerry is far superior to Bush. On the big nuclear question, Kerry might

Posted in Abolishing Nuclear Weapons, Politics

Why Shouldn’t Iran Seek Nuclear Weapons?

Various versions of this essay appeared between June 18th and June 30th, 2004 in The Philadelphia Inquirer, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution,, and It now seems difficult to dispute that the Iranian government is developing nuclear weapons, lying about it, and intent on

Posted in Abolishing Nuclear Weapons

Is George Bush Starting the Cold War Again?

This article was published in The Global Beat Syndicate on April 19, 2004.   So it’s not enough that George Bush is fighting a unilateral, illegal, and very unwise war in Southwest Asia, surely creating two enemies for every one

Posted in Abolishing Nuclear Weapons

There is Only Us

This appeared in the March 11, 2004 edition of The National Interest Magazine. When desperate victims in far distant conflicts plead for U.S. help, can American forces ever be used for anything other than saving Americans? As the Bush Administration

Posted in Kucinich Campaign

Choosing a Flag That Unites

This essay appeared in the January 29, 2004 edition of the International Herald Tribune.   President Bush took a shot at establishing some legacy beyond a permanent war on terror when he delivered his space vision speech at NASA headquarters

Posted in Humanity's Future in Space

Top Ten Responses To “I Love Kucinich But He Can’t Win”

This appeared in the January 26, 2004 edition of

Posted in Kucinich Campaign