The traitor question


My latest piece for the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists explains why it is important for the US press to ask whether President Trump is a traitor—and to keep on asking, until a definitive legal answer is established. It’s a rude question, but the Constitution protects the press precisely so it will ask the questions decent people would not.Screen Shot 2018-07-17 at 8.39.59 AM

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Songs for Helsinki


The publication I edit has posted a set of songs that President Trump might consider presenting to President Putin at their Helsinki meeting. Feel free to add your choice by tweeting it to: @bulletin atomic.Screen Shot 2018-07-14 at 10.27.13 AM

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Moving on from PR extravaganza to actual arms control


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The Bulletin of Atomic Scientists (which as you know I edit) rounded up editorial cartoons about the Trump-Kim summit in Singapore. They made the obvious point—it looked like Trump had made major concessions in return for North Korea doing little or nothing. With a little edge that I liked.

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A worldwide Bulletin


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The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists has global reach. Here are just a few examples of its worldwide impact. A very few, of very many.

 

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How the president could make the president less dangerous


My latest piece for Reuters explains how the president could limit his own ability to spark Armageddon. It would even be politically advantageous for him.

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Bob Corker looks at Trump’s finger, and a certain button


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My latest piece for the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists is a light one; it deals with US Sen. Bob Corker’s decision to hold a hearing on US President Donald Trump’s authority to use nuclear weapons. I will make sure to return to more significant subjects in future posts.

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The North Korea puppet show


Kim_Jong-Un_Photorealistic-Sketch Here’s a recent piece I wrote for Reuters that is standing up pretty well as Rocket Man and the Dotard trade insults and threats. What they are doing is dangerous—but quality media coverage can reduce the threat of war.

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