Year: 2008

Going Ballistic: Saving L.A. from Nuclear Terror

In addition to appearing on, this piece was the cover story of LA City Beat for the week of July 17, 2008, linked to in AlterNet. I once asked a journalist friend, who had been chained inside the courtroom

Posted in Abolishing Nuclear Weapons

The NPT Turns Forty — When Will We Fulfill Its Terms?

A shorter version of this piece appeared on the op-ed pages of the Baltimore Sun, the Miami Herald, and the Tidings – the Catholic newspaper for Southern California. A longer version appeared on,, and   Try an

Posted in Abolishing Nuclear Weapons

Radioactive Hypocrisy: American Hubris Threatens Perpetual Nuclear Proliferation

This article appeared May 15, 2009, on AlterNet and The Huffington Post. “Why can’t we have them when they can?” That, for the “nuclear have nots,” has long been the essence of what some call the nuclear double standard, what

Posted in Abolishing Nuclear Weapons

Backyard Democracy

This appeared in the April 24, 2008 edition of and on Huffington Post. Sometimes the fiercest political competition can serve as a catalyst for political reconciliation. “The death of democracy is not likely to be an assassination from ambush,”

Posted in 2008 Presidential Campaign

My World-Class Marathon Day

This appeared in the March 8, 2008 edition of   On Marathon Sunday morning, I emerged as crabby as I usually do when something wakes me up at 4:30 AM. Even if it was my own alarm clock, reminding

Posted in Other

Where’s the Candidate That Represents Me?

This editorial appeared in the February 2, 2004 edition of Disenfranchised voters in more than 40 states lose the chance to not only influence the 2008 presidential election but also the course of history.   “I’d rather vote for

Posted in 2008 Presidential Campaign