Although I think the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists a wonderful publication, it is undeniably specialized and wonkish. If you want the most in-depth, expert information available on existential threats to life on Earth, the Bulletin is where you go. You do not go to the Bulletin for critical assessment of a Lady Gaga performance, much as I like Lady Gaga.
And as long as we’re talking about Wall Street and ridiculous govern-mental subsidies for well-connected industries, I thought I’d link to this stirring video from Occupy Everything. (I tried to embed the video, but the code just won’t work, alas.) I’m not anti-capitalist, but I am pro-fairness, and the system has tilted too far toward the wealthy one percent, and too far from the rest of us. I understand why people have gone to occupy Wall Street. I hope they stay for an unreasonably long time
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The Department of Energy also features a full-fledged office, the Office of Nuclear Energy, devoted to promoting nuclear energy per se (visit it at http://www.ne.doe.gov/). There are other subagencies at DOE that support other sources of energy, but this one actually promotes a single energy source and related technologies. Which is . . . unusual. (WSJ? Anyone? Anyone?)