Tag: nuclear

david swanson

David Swanson: Cities of the world, unite against nations’ wars

What if the worst result of George W. Bush’s war lies is that people stop taking seriously the danger of nuclear weapons falling into the hands of lunatics?


CIA tried to give Iraq nuclear plans, just like Iran

If you’ve followed the trials of James Risen and Jeffrey Sterling, or read Risen’s book State of War, you are aware that the CIA gave Iran blueprints and a diagram and a parts list for the key component of a nuclear bomb.


High technology, weapons of mass destruction and hazardous communication tools

2015’s opening offers an appropriate time to examine high technology and its development of weapons of mass destruction and other threats to the Earth.


Marietta McCarty: One indie bookstore

Around the country I’ve traveled, thriving on talks at indie bookstores from Seattle to Portland to Boston to New York to Little Rock to Greensboro and throughout Virginia. One shop stands way out. No place won my heart like Stone Soup Books and Café in Waynesboro, VA. Housed in a 120-year-old formerly abandoned home, Stone Soup embodies the spirit of independently owned bookstores.


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Virginia scores highest overall rating in latest health security preparedness index

The Commonwealth of Virginia received the highest overall rating among states nationwide for the 2014 National Health Security Preparedness Index.


robert hurt

Robert Hurt votes to strengthen U.S.-Israel Alliance

Congressman Robert Hurt (R-Virginia) released the following statement after the House unanimously passed S. 2673, the United States-Israel Strategic Partnership Act of 2014.


mark herring

Mark Herring submits comments on EPA proposed Clean Power Rule

Attorney General Mark Herring has outlined to the EPA an evaluation approach that considers economic, health, and environmental benefits alongside implementation costs.


robert hurt

Robert Hurt: We must prevent Iran from gaining nuclear capability

One of the gravest global threats that we as a nation face is the prospect of Iran gaining the capability to produce a nuclear weapon.


tim kaine

Tim Kaine speech on Senate floor on Keystone pipeline

Sen. Tim Kaine remarks on the Senate floor before the vote on a resolution related to the proposed Keystone pipeline.


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Press Conference: President Obama and China President Xi Jinping

Remarks by President Obama and President Xi Jinping in a Joint Press Conference in Beijing, China, on Nov. 12, 2014.


U.S.-China Joint Announcement on Climate Change

The United States of America and the People’s Republic of China have a critical role to play in combating global climate change, one of the greatest threats facing humanity.


Fishburne Military School honors Navy alums in special ceremony

Charles E. Biele Jr. was reminiscing with two fellow Fishburne Military School alums this past weekend about their experiences at FMS and at the United States Naval Academy.


business

CIT releases updated Commonwealth Research and Technology Strategic Roadmap

The Center for Innovative Technology announced the release of the Commonwealth Research and Technology Strategic Roadmap for fiscal year 2015.


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The Dark Side of Political Life: Five ways to promote civil discourse

Do we have to continue with “I’m okay and you’re an idiot” in our political life? The short answer is no, but getting there will not be easy.


randy forbes

Randy Forbes: What will history say?

For decades, we’ve been prepared. We’ve led. We’ve made innovative breakthroughs. We’ve made significant advances in trade, diplomacy, global trust, and modernization. We’ve protected the American way of life. But what will history say about our ability to take on the challenges of today?


terry mcauliffe

Governor McAuliffe announces actions on the FY2015 state budget

Today at a press conference in Richmond, Governor Terry McAuliffe announced the savings actions he will execute to eliminate the revenue shortfall in the Virginia budget for Fiscal Year 2015.


Joe David: Christianity in retreat

The siege of the Middle East by radical Muslims has become a protracted spectacle of carnage, presented nightly on television with disturbing photographs and videos, highlighting savage murder by demented and corrupt terrorists.


bob goodlatte

Bob Goodlatte: Protecting America against terrorist threats

Protecting the American people from threats against the nation is the highest priority of the federal government.


WVU physics professor tapped to lead 10-year strategic planning exercise for U.S. Dept. of Energy Fusion Energy Sciences office

Congress has appointed Mark Koepke, Robert C. Byrd Professor of physics and astronomy at West Virginia University, to lead the strategic planning exercise.


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VCU Medical Center earns designation as a Lung Cancer Screening Center

Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center has been designated as a Lung Cancer Screening Center by the American College of Radiology, becoming one of the first in the state to earn the designation.


NASA Langley Research Center scientist to speak at Bridgewater College

Dr. Russell De Young, a senior research scientist in the Science Directorate of NASA Langley Research Center in Hampton, Va., will speak on “NASA Advances in Understanding the Solar System,” at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 8, in Cole Hall at Bridgewater College.


Khalil Khani: Hassan Rouhani and violations of human rights

Hassan Rouhani, often referred to as a “moderate” by some pundits in the West, has always been a high-ranking official in the Iranian regime. For the last three decades, he has served in the intelligence, military and national security apparatus.


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President Obama: EPA power plant rules and climate change

I think a lot of people are aware of the Climate Action Plan that I put forward last year based on what we know, which is that climate change is real. It has impacts not just in a distant future. It has serious impacts, as we speak.


Allen Tasslimi: Why Tehran’s media broke the MEK taboo

Iran’s mass media are tightly controlled by the regime’s Ministry of Intelligence. This includes 16 nation-wide and 34 provincial TV channels, in addition to 10 satellite channels with a global reach.


randy forbes

Randy Forbes: Signposts

Our Constitution serves as a similar type of signpost, providing valuable markers as we move forward as a nation. Just as the signposts on the beach, the articles and amendments in our Constitution serve as markers, reminding us of our purpose and place as a nation.


The West should focus on Tehran’s Achilles’ heal: human rights

This April marked the 24th anniversary of the assassination of a dedicated human rights activist by the murderous regime in Iran.


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Bob Goodlatte: It’s not time to rethink the Libya ban

Protecting American citizens from terrorist threats both at home and abroad is a fundamental role of the federal government. However, despite Libya’s long history of unrest and ongoing terrorist threats coming from the country, the Executive Branch has proposed reversing a longstanding prohibition against Libyans entering the United States to work in aviation maintenance, flight operations, or to study or train in nuclear-related fields. This shift in policy is misguided and ignores reality.


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Randy Forbes: Some relief in heat energy costs

In October of 2013, the U.S. Energy Information Administration reported that 90% of homes were expected to have higher heating costs this winter as compared to last year.


Holocaust Denial: A case study of the Mullahs’ hardliner-moderate game

Iran’s bombastic former president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was notorious for calling the massacre of 6 million Jews in World War II a “myth.” Ahmadinejad, whose presidential term ended in August, also flouted UN Security resolutions about Iran’s nuclear program, dismissing them as “insignificant”.


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Walid Phares: Obama’s greatest mistake

The Obama administration, in its first and second terms, has committed strategic mistakes in the Middle East which will undermine U.S. national and security interests for many years, even under subsequent administrations after 2016.


Analysis: Facing the facts on the Iran agreement

John Adams once remarked, “Facts are stubborn things.” Since the P5+1 Joint Plan of Action on the Islamic Republic of Iran’s Nuclear Program was signed in Geneva in November, the White House has encountered two difficult truths about the Iranian regime.


Chris Graham: Newt Gingrich is right on global warming

Newt Gingrich thinks John Kerry should resign after telling a conference in Indonesia on Sunday that global warming is “perhaps the world’s most fearsome weapon of mass destruction.”


Majeed Mohades: It’s time for America to take action

With the advent of cutting edge technology, electronic commerce has undergone drastic changes in the past several years. A slew of popular and user-friendly payment systems are making consumers less dependent on cash.


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Tim Kaine statement on additional Iran sanctions

U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine, chairman of the Foreign Relations Subcommittee on Near Eastern and South and Central Asian Affairs, released a statement on the proposal to impose additional sanctions against Iran.


randy forbes

Randy Forbes: A constitutional command

In commitment to our Constitution, our nation has placed great priority on a dedication to this well-guarded peace. Similarly, over the past fifty years, Department of Defense innovation and technology has made our military the most technologically advanced in the world.


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Tim Kaine: Press forward in pursuit of peace with Iran deal

A 35-year diplomatic standoff between the United States and Iran has come to an, with the U.S. and Iran announcing a tentative six-party deal meant to limit advancements in Iran’s nuclear program in exchange for easing economic sanctions that have hurt Iran’s economy.