President Donald Trump has agreed with Democratic Congressional leaders to extend a continuing budget resolution for three months. I can hear the federally-funded program managers: whoop.ti.doo It’s better than a government shutdown, but not much. Once upon a time, Congress passed budgets in March. That allowed agencies like the Department of Energy to work through […]
About Cheryl Rofer
Retired chemist. I've done a lot of chemistry that has to do with policy, particularly nuclear policy.
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Paul Pillar is a former CIA analyst whose articles on current events are usually calm, measured, and logical. He brings his analytical skills to clarifying the issues. I highly recommend reading him regularly. I occasionally disagree with him, although I can’t recall a time when I thought he had something substantively wrong. Nikki Haley’s speech […]
Barack Obama said that one thing might make him speak out after his presidency ended, and that was if Trump messed with DACA. He does not disappoint. This is his full statement. Immigration can be a controversial topic. We all want safe, secure borders and a dynamic economy, and people of goodwill can have legitimate disagreements […]
Looks like it’s time for an open thread. Here’s a turtle I saw at Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge last week. His right hind foot looks strange, but when he jumped in the water, he seemed to be fine. Perhaps he was doing yoga.
And not just any hydrogen bomb, but one that can fit in a warhead, with variable yields. Well… shit. North Korea has revealed what it claims is a thermonuclear warhead that can fit in its missile reentry vehicle. pic.twitter.com/BZEPZiaG2M — Max Fisher (@Max_Fisher) September 2, 2017 A bunch of us are discussing this on Twitter. […]