Our newest 'ally'

by Gordon Prather -- Perhaps you're wondering what Pakistan has in common with Israel. Well, last week, Pakistan joined Israel as an officially designated "Major Non-NATO Ally" of the United States. Now, more…

Clarke's insights on
Bush's 'Vulcans'

by Gordon Prather -- Now that you've watched the testimony of Richard Clarke – who was for 10 years the "counter-terrorism czar" in the White House – maybe you ought to re-read more…

What do you mean
'we' were wrong?

by Gordon Prather -- Did you see David Kay's confession – "It turns out that we were all wrong" – before the Senate Armed Services Committee about a month ago? Maybe you more…

Is water really required for life on Mars?

by Gordon Prather -- Well, the NASA roving robots haven't found any canals on Mars, but they have apparently found dry lake beds. Some NASA-funded scientists are ecstatic about that, since they more…

Bush wrong on nuke treaty 'fix'

by Gordon Prather -- The new strategy President Bush announced a couple of weeks ago for preventing nuke proliferation involved making changes to the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty – such as treating gas more…

Is nuke treaty about
to implode?

by Gordon Prather -- The Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons is anathema to the Bush Doctrine, and President Bush wants it modified. The principal objective of the NPT is to more…

Shopping-bag nukes

by Gordon Prather -- A few weeks ago, Mohamed ElBaradei – director general of the International Atomic Energy Agency – visited Libya and was shown warehouses full of uranium-enrichment equipment, much of more…

Go methanol, Arnold

by Gordon Prather -- The Energy Policy Act that was being "reformulated" last year on Capitol Hill had several curious provisions. The Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990 required reformulated gasoline to more…

Scaring soccer moms

by Gordon Prather -- Sociologist Lynn Eden is all bent out of shape. She claims that "for more than 50 years, the U.S. government has seriously underestimated damage from nuclear attacks." She more…

Pakistan's first-class nuke engineers

by Gordon Prather -- To get your support for their conquest of Iraq last year, the neocons swore on a stack of Old Testaments that Saddam would have nukes, by now, and more…