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William J. Perry
In the News

A Stark Nuclear Warning

featuring William J. Perryvia New York Review of Books
Thursday, July 14, 2016

I know of no person who understands the science and politics of modern weaponry better than William J. Perry, the US Secretary of Defense from 1994 to 1997.

In the News

Does Exxon Have A Constitutional Right To Deny Climate Change?

quoting Michael McConnellvia Mother Jones
Friday, July 1, 2016

That's the subject of a massive legal battle.

In the News

Third Annual JuliaCon Concludes

quoting Thomas J. Sargentvia HPC Wire
Friday, July 1, 2016

“Julia is a great tool.” That’s what Nobel Laureate Thomas J. Sargent told 250 engineers, computer scientists, programmers, and data scientists during the third annual JuliaCon held at MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Labs.

Featured

Obama’s Visits To California Were Missed Opportunities

by Bill Whalenvia Sacramento Bee
Thursday, June 30, 2016

This grumpy old writer – too many unwanted AARP solicitations will do it to a guy – isn’t spending his summer yelling at kids to get off his lawn. But I do want Mark Zuckerberg to get off the stage. And put on some adult clothes. 

In the News

Trump Is Low-Tech

quoting Bill Whalenvia The Washington Post
Thursday, June 30, 2016

Donald Trump’s vision of America is out of the 1950s — a world of decimated countries that left the United States with a plethora of low-skill, high-paying jobs. No wonder, then, that those who work in the industries of the 21st century find him an economic Neanderthal.

In the News

Our Renewable Future

quoting George P. Shultz, William J. Perryvia Huffington Post
Thursday, June 30, 2016

Are we greens resigned to repeating a sad litany of the Arctic melting, wildfires raging, weather getting weird, of tipping points, new expressions of denial, and all the rest of it? Or are there any models of enormous beneficial changes at the last minute?

Featured

Stop Worrying About GMOs; It's That Organic Granola Bar That Could Make You Sick

by Henry I. Millervia Los Angeles Times
Thursday, June 30, 2016

Karma can be so cruel. Just think how many times anti-GMO activists have protested against the imaginary risks of food that has been genetically modified. Now a favorite snack of those same protesters, the sacred granola bar, has been found to pose an actual health risk.

Analysis and Commentary

Greenpeace Is More Dishonest And Dangerous Than The Mafia

by Henry I. Millervia Forbes
Thursday, June 30, 2016

I grew up in a Philadelphia neighborhood heavily influenced by the Mafia. My best friend sold football pools for the mob family of “The Gentle Don,” Angelo Bruno, and my walk to high school took me past his house, where there were often federal agents parked outside, noting who came and went.

Analysis and Commentary

Military Drones: Evolutionary, Not Transformative, Not Revolutionary

by Kenneth Andersonvia Lawfare
Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Over the past decade, military drones, whether weaponized or merely equipped for surveillance, have been at the center of many heated arguments, whether about targeted killing, counterterrorism, the supposedly "too easy" resort to force through drones, and a host of other controversies.

In the News

Innovation Only Occurs When Entrepreneurs Are Incentivized To Take Risks

quoting Stephen Habervia IP Watchdog
Wednesday, June 29, 2016

As many are probably aware, conservative columnist George Will recently renounced his membership in the Republican Party and announced that he will not support, or vote for, Donald Trump in the fall election.

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