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International Relations

  • Blogs

    April 5, 2013

    Drug NAFTA: More Mexican Cartels in the United States, but Americans Are Doing the Smuggling

    It can be hard to figure out exactly what to make of the evil, ugly specter known as Mexican drug cartels. A pair of investigative reports, conducted by the Associated Press and the Center for Investigative Reporting, have given us some conclusions to chew on -- and together, they paint an odd pictu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 11, 2012

    West Coast Deserves More Love in State Department's New American Chef Corps

    The full list of chefs participating in the U.S. Department of State's new Diplomatic Culinary Partnership initiative was announced a few days ago to much media fanfare. To be clear, I think it's fantastic that the State Department has partnered with the James Beard Foundation and created a roster o ... More >>

  • Film

    May 16, 2012
  • Blogs

    March 13, 2012

    Debates over the Internet Bring Out the Inanity

    ​The Internet conundrum is so difficult that it, like all difficult problems, has tended to attract people who don't want to address it, but to oversimplify it and then fight full-tilt for whatever far-end-of-the-spectrum "side" they've chosen. This is true of all complicated matters of public c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 13, 2011

    Clinton, Panetta Stop in San Francisco

    I'll tell you what a cesspool is ​Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta will arrive in San Francisco Wednesday to talk with their Australian counterparts over a proposed base-sharing agreement.According to a Monday U.S. State Department bulletin:Secretary Clinton ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 20, 2011

    Hillary Clinton Sued by S.F. Environmental Group Over Alleged Oil Pipeline Project Bias

    Playing favorites?​Environmental groups are going after Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, worried that she's allowing Washington lobbyists close to her get away with building a massive oil pipeline from Canada to Texas.Friends of the Earth, a nonprofit with offices in Washington, D.C. and San Fr ... More >>

  • Articles

    December 22, 2010
  • News

    December 22, 2010
  • Blogs

    July 7, 2010

    Watch: Jonas Reinhardt Drops a 'Bomb'

    Usually, I use the That's My Jam! column to post a downloadable MP3, or at least a streaming track that I've been getting down to lately. But no such materials were available for the this track from San Francisco's Jonas Reinhardt. It's probably better off that way, because the video for "Atomic Bo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 2, 2009

    U.S. Report: Wave of Laptop Thefts Hits Nuclear Weapons Lab Employees

    Gary, where'd you leave that laptop of yours?The toil of the Bay Area's laptop thieves used to be simple: Hang around parking lots and cafes, nab an unattended computer, and put ads on Craigslist.However, thanks to carelessness at an East Bay nuclear weapons lab, this workday has the potential to be ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 5, 2008
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    April 30, 2008
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    December 7, 2007
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    November 20, 2007
  • News

    March 7, 2007

    Free Trade (in Doctors)

    If physicians really cared about our health, they'd drop their iron wall against immigrant doctors

  • Music

    August 30, 2006
  • Culture

    October 12, 2005

    The Nuclear Option

    An original opera about the makers of the atomic bomb fails to ignite

  • News

    June 1, 2005

    Remember Los Alamos!

    So some computers, disk drives, keys, and uranium have been "misplaced." Don't you still think UC should run the top-secret Los Alamos nuclear lab? Take quiz, find out.

  • News

    May 18, 2005

    Student of Concern

    Will we be more secure -- or just less competitive -- if the government forces hundreds of thousands of international science students to get export licenses simply to look through a microscope?

  • Calendar

    May 4, 2005

    Art Bandits

    What's stealing and what's not, in "Pirated: A Post Asian Perspective"

  • Film

    September 29, 2004

    The Power of Yes

    A pair of political pranksters invent the art of "identity correction"

  • News

    February 11, 2004

    Bugging Out

    The feds hold up germ experiments at Los Alamos National Lab

  • News

    January 28, 2004

    A Question of Risk

    Plans for a biodefense "hot lab" at Lawrence Livermore have ecologists, disarmament advocates, and mainstream scientists up in arms

  • Calendar

    October 15, 2003

    Blowup

    The true age of shock and awe, seen in 100 photos of nuclear explosions

  • News

    October 1, 2003

    Glowing Review

    The Navy says radiation levels are within federal safety guidelines, but are higher than what is legally acceptable for the property to be transferred

  • Culture

    June 18, 2003

    Sir Vidia's Shadow

    Superb acting and careful directing draw out a play about sex and socialism

  • News

    June 18, 2003

    It's a Bechtel World

    Think that a $680 million Iraq contract is a big deal? You don't know Bechtel.

  • News

    May 21, 2003

    Hot Story

    Navy admits burning 600,000 gallons of radioactive fuel at S.F. shipyard

  • News

    May 7, 2003

    Regime Changing

    This all-American kid from Monterey is now one of the foremost experts on Saddam Hussein's Iraq. Where does he go from here?

  • News

    April 2, 2003

    Trash Gawk

    Looking in on the bucolic fun at the Springtime Egg Sucking fest and the Sadie Hawkins Dance

  • News

    November 6, 2002

    Letters to the Editor

    Week of November 6, 2002

  • News

    November 6, 2002

    Not Your Mother's Peace Movement

    Major anti-war groups change strategy, hoping to win over mainstream voters the Bush administration can't ignore

  • News

    July 31, 2002

    Fallout: The Past Is Present

    The Nuclear Witnesses

  • News

    September 19, 2001

    Too Close for Comfort

    The weird coincidences between last week's terrorist attacks and David Hagberg's novels have been keeping the author up at night

  • News

    May 9, 2001

    Fallout

    Newly released documents indicate the Navy dumped far more nuclear waste than it's ever acknowledged in a major commercial fishery just 30 miles west of San Francisco. Why won't the government even study the Farallon Islands Nuclear Waste Site?

  • News

    May 2, 2001

    Fallout

    How nuclear researchers handled -- and grossly mishandled -- the Cold War's most dangerous radioactive substances at a top-secret lab inside the Hunters Point Shipyard. The same shipyard the city wants to remake as San Francisco's newest neighborhood.

  • News

    September 13, 2000

    Artjournalism

    Bruce Conner, the greatest artist you don't know, uses our Peter Byrne for image-honing purposes. We use Conner to get you to pick up the paper.

  • News

    July 5, 2000

    Slave Wages

    Those forced to labor for Japan in World War II are now suing in California courts

  • News

    May 10, 2000

    Postscript

    Anarchy Through Government (and Vice Versa)

  • News

    April 12, 2000

    South to the Future

    Conservatives Help Fund Anti-WTO Rally

  • Film

    April 5, 2000
  • News

    April 7, 1999
  • News

    November 4, 1998

    Stop the Spread of Nukes -- Legalize Dope

    Alan Cranston and George Zimmer devise a bold strategy at the State of the World Forum

  • News

    May 27, 1998
  • News

    May 27, 1998

    Building a Better Bomb

    While condemning India for its nuclear testing, the U.S. government quietly funnels billions to research programs aimed at creating an ever-more-virulent nuclear arsenal

  • News

    March 18, 1998

    The New Nuclear Age

    Livermore protest is mere theater, but lab's research raises real questions

  • News

    March 4, 1998

    Dial Saddam for Murder

    Sargon Dadesho survived an Iraqi assassination plot. Now he's out for blood money.

  • News

    October 16, 1996

    When the Bay was Groun Zero

    A look at the Cold War ghosts that haunt the rim of the city

  • Calendar

    July 19, 1995
  • News

    May 31, 1995

    One World, Under Gorby

    Gorbachev Foundation prez Jim Garrison has something special in mind for San Francisco in September, an international palaver at the Fairmont Hotel. After that, a seat for himself in the U.S. Senate. And then, who knows? Chancellor of the world?

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