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This Korean Summit Puts One in an Ambivalent Situation

Trump meeting with Kim. On the one hand, a big success would be important, good news for American peace and security. On the other hand, a...

Thinking Through the North Korea Crisis (Third Installment)

Appearing in several newspapers in VA-06, this series announced itself as having no partisan agenda, no pre-conceived conclusion, but just the purpose of laying...

Thinking Through the North Korea Crisis (Second Installment)

This series will be appearing in at least two newspapers in the VA-06 region. This is the second installment of a series whose purpose is...

Thinking Through the North Korea Crisis (First Installment)

This is the first installment of a series of three pieces that will be running shortly in one or more newspapers my area of...

Brexit: A Setback in One of Humankind’s Most Important Projects

Some commentators have reminded us lately of what originally inspired the nations of Western Europe to move toward unification. The impetus came after two...


a place between the towns of Carrizozo and Socorro, New Mexico, in the Jornada del Muerto in the southwestern United States (33.6773°N 106.4754°W)

a name derived in part from the poetry of John Donne, for example "Batter my heart, three person'd God"

a 100-foot high steel tower

the time, after delays because of weather, 5:29:45 AM Mountain War Time

the force equal to an explosion of approximately 20,000 tons of TNT

the crater in the desert of radioactive glass 3 meters deep and 330 meters wide