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Is a New Cold War Starting?new

The so-called new Cold War isn't new at all. It amounts to long-repressed grievances that finally are coming to the surface, due to energy concerns.
Creative Loafing (Atlanta)  |  Andisheh Nouraee  |  09-24-2008  |  Commentary

Political Bickering Could Start a New Cold Warnew

There is still no good reason to have a new Cold War, and I still think it won't happen. But as the politicians posture and the stupidities accumulate, I'm less sure than I was that it won't happen.
The Georgia Straight  |  Gwynne Dyer  |  08-29-2008  |  International

McCain's First War: He's Got Georgia on His Mindnew

Whether he actually encouraged this war, or is just wildly supporting the Georgian side of it, McCain seems to be playing with nuclear dynamite, poking and teasing the one country on earth that has the power to destroy the planet. This Cold War redux does more than give us a glimpse into what a McCain cowboy foreign policy would be like. It illuminates his insanity.
Artvoice  |  Michael I. Niman  |  08-25-2008  |  Commentary

The Night the Lights Went Out in Georgianew

Maybe oil figures it's time to get back to Plan A and revive the Cold War, or at least oilmen do. There are issues aplenty behind the conflict in Georgia, but to the powers fueling it, it's a war of competing pipelines.
Los Angeles CityBeat  |  Jim Washburn  |  08-25-2008  |  International

'Sputnik Mania' Takes a Hot Look at the Cold Warnew

Two decades ago, when communism in most territories ended with a whimper, the Cold War era officially died with it. But David Hoffman's documentary Sputnik Mania turns the Way Back Machine to that long moment when it was overwhelmingly, virulently alive.
San Francisco Bay Guardian  |  Dennis Harvey  |  08-13-2008  |  Reviews

'Sputnik Mania': The Cold War Heats Upnew

Sputnik Mania looks back at those days with expertly used archival footage, along with contemporary interviews and even-keeled narration from Liev Schreiber.
The Portland Mercury  |  Ned Lannamann  |  07-24-2008  |  Reviews

Peace Activist Warns Students to Be Afraid...Very Afraidnew

Anti-nuke crusader Helen Caldicott tells Illinois Wesleyan University students that they live in a dangerous area, with a nuclear-power plant just 24 miles away.
Illinois Times  |  Todd Spivak  |  10-18-2004  |  Environment

Can the GOP Protect the National-Security Lie Until November?new

If voters were forced to smell the George W. Bush record up close, we'd be looking down the barrel of a 1964-style John Kerry trounce in November, followed by several high-level prosecutions and a steep, generational decline in the fortunes of the Republican Party.
New York Press  |  Alexander Zaitchik  |  09-24-2004  |  Commentary

FBI Agent Sounds Off About Raid on Nuclear Weapons Plantnew

Jon Lipsky, the FBI agent who led a 1989 raid on Rocky Flats Nuclear Weapon Plant, is now concerned about contamination of the site, which is supposed to be turned into national wildlife refuge. He spoke to the editor of Westword but had to cancel a press conference after he got a call from the FBI telling him he's not allowed to discuss the case.
Westword  |  Patricia Calhoun  |  08-19-2004  |  Crime & Justice

Former Espionage Base Lets Public See Outer Spacenew

High in the mountains of Transylvania County, N.C., a former top-secret, high-tech spy base is now an astronomical education center.
Mountain Xpress  |  Jon Elliston  |  06-10-2004  |  Science

As President, Ronald Reagan Was a Mediocritynew

In the coming months, the Republican propaganda machine will work hard to turn Reagan into a saint. Then George Bush will try to ride Ronald Reagan's coffin back into the White House.
The Memphis Flyer  |  Ed Weathers  |  06-09-2004  |  Commentary

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