Caleb Barnette

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How A US-UK War Game Brought The World To The Brink Of Nuclear Disaster In 1983

Cabinet memos and briefing papers released under the Freedom of Information Act reveal that a major war games exercise, Operation Able Art, conducted in November 1983 by the US and its Nato allies was so realistic it made the Russians believe that a nuclear strike on its territory was a real …

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No, really, progressives should follow the Tea Party

The shutdown was foolish and destructive, but it showed that committed factions can build an opposition movement<p>During the height of this fall’s government shutdown, Obama spoke to factory workers about Republican intransigence in Congress. He asked them: If they wanted a raise and more vacation …

Coal-Country Roads Can Take You to the Place You Belong

It must have been fate.<p>Three months nearly to the day after first inviting Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy to visit West …

Where Fracking Is a Curse

Frack­ing has been a boon to the na­tion­al eco­nomy, but the na­tion­al eco­nomy doesn’t buy gro­cer­ies.<p>Gro­cery bills, just like pay­ing rent or …

How to Break Into a Computer (and Prevent It from Happening to You)

Sometimes you need to get into a computer without knowing the password. Perhaps you've forgotten yours, or perhaps you're up to no good. Either way, …

West Virginia’s Ghosts Haunt Fracking Boom

The nat­ur­al-gas boom has West Vir­gin­ia think­ing big, with state of­fi­cials bet­ting on frack­ing to re­verse the for­tunes of one of the …