Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Items of Interest, 15 March 2011

An Afghan War ‘Turning Point’ Revue by Kelley Vlahos

The Flipside of Feminism: Relief for the Discombobulated Woman

More on Nuclear Energy:
Safety of nuclear power and death of the nuclear renaissance by Euan Mearns
Ten reasons why new nuclear was a mistake – even before Fukushima: a guest post from Alexis Rowell
ClubOrlov: Earth Shakes, Sea Surges, Nukes Blow
Fabius Maximus: About the atomic crisis in Japan – background information and reliable news sources
Mish: Potential Nuclear Disaster as Radiation Levels Rise; "Way Past Three Mile Island"; Major World Indices an Ocean of Red;Nikkei -12.5%,US Futures -2.5%

Some "conservatives," including Chuck DeVore, have reacted against those proclaiming the dangers of nuclear power and asking that we rethink our energy strateagy. Apparently Mr. DeVore thinks that we should be focused on the human tragedy in Japan, rather than using it to make a political point or focusing on the environmental implications of the disaster. I must disagree with him. I think it is appropriate to talk about whether expanding the use of nuclear power here in the US is appropriate, in light of the disaster. (Especially since Obama is all too keen on nuclear energy.)

Whether you look at the $ or the energy consumption, it is clear we are "living beyond our means."

Mr. DeVore is right about many things, but if he believes nuclear energy is a solution, he is wrong.

DeVore’s Silence on Japan’s Nuclear Crisis Surprises

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