Biden His Time
Finally someone has said it, remarks Fox News’ Michael Goodwin. Vice President Biden stated categorically in a speech in Israel that the US will not tolerate nuclear weapons in Iran.
Finally someone has said it, remarks Fox News’ Michael Goodwin. Vice President Biden stated categorically in a speech in Israel that the US will not tolerate nuclear weapons in Iran, saying: "The United States is determined to prevent Iran from acquiring nuclear weapons, period." Such straight talking puts to rest fears generated by more muddled postulating from President Barack Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on the subject. Goodwin observes that although both Obama and Clinton "talked tough" previously, they have "gone soft in their endless engagement efforts". Goodwin continues: "Whether Biden changed the dynamics depends on what we do next. Our movement toward modest sanctions seems half-hearted, and there is no reason to think China will agree to those. Even then, it's not likely any sanctions will stop the mad mullahs' march to Armageddon. Biden, to his credit, spoke directly to those fears and the stakes. After declaring the U.S. intentions to stop Iran from getting nukes, he said: ‘I know that for Israel, there is no greater existential strategic threat. Trust me, we get that.’"
New research links urban planning and political polarization.
- Canadian researchers find that excessive reliance on cars changes political views.
- Decades of car-centric urban planning normalized unsustainable lifestyles.
- People who prefer personal comfort elect politicians who represent such views.
Progressive America would be half as big, but twice as populated as its conservative twin.
- America's two political tribes have consolidated into 'red' and 'blue' nations, with seemingly irreconcilable differences.
- Perhaps the best way to stop the infighting is to go for a divorce and give the two nations a country each
- Based on the UN's partition plan for Israel/Palestine, this proposal provides territorial contiguity and sea access to both 'red' and 'blue' America
Science and the squishiness of the human mind. The joys of wearing whatever the hell you want, and so much more.
- Why can't we have a human-sized cat tree?
- What would happen if you got a spoonful of a neutron star?
- Why do we insist on dividing our wonderfully complex selves into boring little boxes
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