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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
If physicians really cared about our health, they'd drop their iron wall against immigrant doctors
An original opera about the makers of the atomic bomb fails to ignite
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.
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?
What's stealing and what's not, in "Pirated: A Post Asian Perspective"
A pair of political pranksters invent the art of "identity correction"
The feds hold up germ experiments at Los Alamos National Lab
Plans for a biodefense "hot lab" at Lawrence Livermore have ecologists, disarmament advocates, and mainstream scientists up in arms
The true age of shock and awe, seen in 100 photos of nuclear explosions
The Navy says radiation levels are within federal safety guidelines, but are higher than what is legally acceptable for the property to be transferred
Superb acting and careful directing draw out a play about sex and socialism
Think that a $680 million Iraq contract is a big deal? You don't know Bechtel.
Navy admits burning 600,000 gallons of radioactive fuel at S.F. shipyard
This all-American kid from Monterey is now one of the foremost experts on Saddam Hussein's Iraq. Where does he go from here?
Looking in on the bucolic fun at the Springtime Egg Sucking fest and the Sadie Hawkins Dance
Week of November 6, 2002
Major anti-war groups change strategy, hoping to win over mainstream voters the Bush administration can't ignore
The Nuclear Witnesses
The weird coincidences between last week's terrorist attacks and David Hagberg's novels have been keeping the author up at night
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?
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.
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.
Those forced to labor for Japan in World War II are now suing in California courts
Anarchy Through Government (and Vice Versa)
Conservatives Help Fund Anti-WTO Rally
Alan Cranston and George Zimmer devise a bold strategy at the State of the World Forum
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
Livermore protest is mere theater, but lab's research raises real questions
Sargon Dadesho survived an Iraqi assassination plot. Now he's out for blood money.
A look at the Cold War ghosts that haunt the rim of the city
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?