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Hiroshima Marks 75 Years Since Atomic Bombing in Scaled-Back Ceremony

Hiroshima Marks 75 Years Since Atomic Bombing in Scaled-Back Ceremony

BY REUTERS TOKYO—Bells tolled in Hiroshima on Thursday for the 75th anniversary of the world’s first atomic bombing, with ceremonies downsized due to the coronavirus and the city’s mayor urging nations to reject selfish nationalism and unite to fight all threats. Though thousands usually pack the Peace Park in the centre of the Japanese city to pray, sing […]

The Real Reason America Dropped The Atomic Bomb. It Was Not To End The War

The Real Reason America Dropped The Atomic Bomb. It Was Not To End The War

August 1945: Let’s Talk About Terrorism

August 1945: Let’s Talk About Terrorism

By Thomas L. Knapp On August 6, 1945, the United States of America became the first — and, to this day, the only — nation to use atomic or nuclear weapons in actual hostilities (as opposed to testing). The unconditional surrender of Japan quickly followed, bringing an end to World War II. For 70 years […]

“Hysteria” or Not, the Iran Deal Will Happen

“Hysteria” or Not, the Iran Deal Will Happen

    By Thomas L. Knapp “There’s a lot of hysteria about this deal [with Iran over nuclear research],” US Secretary of State John Kerry told Israeli TV’s Channel 10 on May 3. “People really need to look at the facts, look at the science of what is behind those facts.” So let’s look at […]

We Don’t Need No Stinking Deal

We Don’t Need No Stinking Deal

By Gregory J. Welborn Very few op-eds have been as easy to write as this one; in fact, seek the article almost wrote itself from the daily headlines of the last several days. The toughest thing for me to do was to come up with a catchy title. As for the article, well anyone who […]

Cartoonist Chip Bok: Nukes for Iran

Cartoonist Chip Bok: Nukes for Iran

Chip Bok, nurse Bokbluster.com President Obama’s original line was no nukes for Iran. That may have changed. According to leaks, the administration is working on a ten year plan allowing enough centrifuges to have a nuclear infrastructure but not enough to build bombs. At the end of the ten years, thanks to Obama’s persuasive power, the mullahs […]

My Fair Share

My Fair Share

By L. Neil Smith I can’t remember how it started, but I got into a “discussion” the other day with a fellow I’ve wanted to know better for quite a while, a member of the Fort Collins theatrical community presently working with us in _1776_. He’s interesting, unusual, and pretty obviously intelligent. At some point, […]