Editor's Blog

Aug 3, 2011

Green Music Returns to Confront Atomic Energy


Amidst a life-and-death struggle to finally shut the nuclear energy industry, the power of green music flows again this Sunday. 

Jul 28, 2011

Don't Nuke the Budget!

America's budget crisis has the world economy at the brink. Social Security, Medicare, aid for needy children, environmental protection and much more are being chopped. 

Yet Congress and the White House may still want to use our money to fund atomic power.

Specifically, $36 billion in loan guarantees may still be on the table for building new nukes. Millions more are slated for "small modular reactors" and other atomic boondoggles.

Jun 30, 2011

Fukushima Spews, Los Alamos Burns, Vermont Rages & We've Almost Lost Nebraska

Humankind is now threatened by the simultaneous implosion, explosion, incineration, courtroom contempt and drowning of its most lethal industry.

We know only two things for certain: worse is yet to come, and those in charge are lying about it---at least to the extent of what they actually know, which is nowhere near enough.

Indeed, the assurances from the nuke power industry continue to flow like the floodwaters now swamping the Missouri Valley heartland.

Jun 15, 2011

Are We on the Brink of Burying Nuke Power Forever?


This may be the moment history has turned definitively against atomic energy.

To be sure: we are still required to fight hard to bury reactor loan guarantees in the United States. There are parallel struggles in China, Indian, England, France and South Korea.

The great fear is that until every single reactor on this planet is shut, none of us is really safe from another radioactive horror show.

Jun 8, 2011

Nukes to America: "We Don't Need No Stinking Fire Protection"

May 16, 2011

America's New Nuke Showdown Starts NOW!!

As Fukushima continues to leak and smolder, what may be the definitive battle over new nukes in America has begun. 

The critical first US House vote on a proposed $36 billion loan guarantee package for reactor construction may come in an Appropriations subcommittee as early as June 2. Green power advocates are already calling and writing the White House and Congress early and often, gearing up for a long, definitive showdown.

Germany and Japan have made their decision---the "Lethal Atom" has no future.

May 11, 2011

Let's Join Japan & Junk New Nukes

Japan will build no new nuclear reactors. It's a huge body blow to the global industry, and could mark a major turning point in the future of energy.

Says Prime Minister Naoto Kan: "We need to start from scratch... and do more to promote renewables."

Wind power alone could---and now probably will---replace 40 nukes in Japan.

The United States must join them. Axing the $36 billion currently stuck in the 2012 federal budget for loan guarantees to build new reactors could do the trick.

May 5, 2011

Crosby/Nash & the View from Deja Vu

When a concert starts off 8 miles high, only the truly great can keep it there. That's what David Crosby & Graham Nash did the other night in Newark, Ohio. The wind beneath their wings was an outstanding foursome of virtuoso musicians.

The result was a three-hour love fest that should not be missed.

Crosby/Nash are transcendently talented buddies who come with a set list nicely balanced between the old, the mellow, the rockin', the oddball and the new.

Mar 27, 2011

"Safe" Radiation is a Lethal TMI Lie

There is no safe dose of radiation. 

We do not x-ray pregnant women.  

Any detectable fallout can kill.

Mar 27, 2011

"Safe" Radiation is a Lethal TMI Lie


There is no safe dose of radiation.