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Paul Krugman: The GOP Is Its Own Doomsday Machine

Republicans have applied mutually assured destruction to basic governance. For the first time since the end of the Cold War, Americans live in fear of nuclear annhiliation. While North and South Korea are engaging in diplomatic talks...Show More Summary

President Trump’s New Defense Strategy Is a Return to the Cold War

President Donald Trump is bracing the Pentagon for a long-term, strategic competition with the world’s major powers that puts the U.S. military on a Cold War footing with Russia and China for the foreseeable future, the administration said on Friday. The National Defense Strategy, set to be rolled out by Defense Secretary James Mattis at…

Kim Cattrall responds after Sarah Jessica Parker tries to re-cast Samantha: 'So many fabulous actresses to choose from!'

Are Sarah Jessica Parker and Kim Cattrall putting their differences aside -- or just engaging in another cold war battle? Read more...

Stansfield Turner, C.I.A. Director Who Confronted Communism Under Carter, Dies at 94

14 hours agoNews : NYTimes: News

Mr. Turner, who led the Central Intelligence Agency under President Jimmy Carter, started small covert actions that grew into some of the biggest battles of the Cold War.

Opinion: When Americans Were Afraid of Being Brainwashed

17 hours agoNews : NYTimes: News

What a forgotten episode of Cold War history can tell us about today’s election-hacking fears.

Minecraft Gap

From the Nuclear Threat Initiative: While the mineshafts leaders retreat to at the end of 1964’s apocalyptic film Dr. Strangelove seem like dystopian science fiction from the Cold War, both the United States and Russia spend a fortune every year to maintain and improve an extensive complex of underground bunkers. These sites are designed to […]

A year of Trump fails to improve US-Russia ties

Donald Trump said during his election campaign he wanted to improve relations between the US and Vladimir Putin's Russia. But a year on from his inauguration, ties between Washington and Moscow are at Cold War lows. As American investigators...Show More Summary

Culinary cold war at the White House

The revolting food served by Eleanor Roosevelt not only depressed her husband but scandalised all Washington, according to Laura Shapiro

How Americans of the 1960s Really Felt About Nuclear Fallout Shelters

yesterdayHumor / odd : Neatorama

From the literature we see on the internet from the Cold War era, you'd think that everyone had a backyard fallout shelter ready to go in case the Soviets attacked. The truth is that, in 1962, only 1.4% of Americans actually did. AsShow More Summary

China accuses U.S. of "Cold War thinking" with N. Korea summit

Beijing slams meeting hosted by U.S. and Canada for not including "major parties to the Korean Peninsula nuclear issue"

China: 'Cold War thinking' behind Vancouver N. Korea meeting

China on Wednesday said "Cold War thinking" was behind a meeting of U.S. allies on how to deal with North Korea's nuclear threat, adding that the gathering risks splitting international … Click to Continue »

The New Cold War In 2018

Authored by Turd Ferguson via As mentioned at the beginning of this podcast, we are all indebted to John and Steve for their regular, weekly discussions. Their podcasts offer the only fair and balanced coverage of The New Cold War that you will find anywhere in the western media. Show More Summary

A nuclear North Korea is bringing back Cold War paranoia

2 days agoNews : BlogPost

Want smart analysis of the most important news in your inbox every weekday along with other global reads, interesting ideas and opinions to know? Sign up for the Today's WorldView newsletter. Over the weekend, residents of Hawaii received a terrifying emergency alert on their phones: A ballistic missile was incoming. “Seek immediate shelter,” the alert warned […]

"Autofac," an Episode from New Amazon Series Electric Dreams, Is About How to Destroy Amazon

2 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

by Charles Mudede This is a cold war.... Amazon Let's go straight to the second episode of Amazon Prime Video's new anthology—Electric Dreams—based on stories by American science fiction writer Philip K. Dick’s, "Autofac." (The first...Show More Summary

The US Is Developing Two New Nuclear Weapons

As military suspicions between the US and Russia escalate to levels last seen during the Cold War, both countries are trying to bolster their defenses and their military readiness to hedge against a plethora of geopolitical risks, from...Show More Summary

China Blasts U.S. For ‘Cold War Mentality’ Over ‘Useless’ North Korea Nuclear Summit

3 days agoNews : Newsweek: US

China and Russia were not invited to the international North Korean nuclear crisis meeting and the Chinese are not happy about it.

Secret Tunnel in Berlin Is an Echo From the Cold War

4 days agoNews : NYTimes: News

Researchers found the entrance to a passage under the Berlin Wall intended to help reunite a family in the 1960s.

ABC News Blames Donald Trump for False Alarm in Hawaii

If you watched ABC News this morning, you would be forgiven for believing that President Trump has caught-up Hawaii in a new Cold War. After a government employee hit the wrong button and set-off the state’s incoming missile alert system, people ran for cover, said their last goodbyes, and prepared for the worst. Show More Summary

PAX 2018: Trade XCOM's Aliens For Spies In Tactical Thriller Phantom Doctrine

With early media access to the show floor, I usually use this time to memorize where certain booths are and try to spot some titles I had missed in preparation for the show. This is when I came across a massive, cold war themed exhibit for the game Phantom Doctrine. Show More Summary

No Fixed Abode: Fear of a $160 Planet

It sounds like a sci-fi novel, or maybe even a Fredrick Forsyth knockoff written during the Seventies heyday of Cold War action/adventure books: Six Months of the Equinox. You can imagine the plot, right? Something happens to freeze the planet’s orbit at a certain point. Show More Summary

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