Department of Energy Proposes Relabeling High-Level Radioactive Waste By Sydney Pegues, Public Health Grassroots Organizing and Communications Intern

On January 9th, Georgia WAND submitted comments to the Department of Energy (DOE) regarding the DOE’s proposal to reclassify high-level radioactive waste as low-level waste. Georgia WAND’s comments are below: The Department of Energy is proposing reclassifying “high-level” radioactive waste left over from the production of nuclear weapons as “low-level” …

Diplomacy and Hypocrisy: on Trump and Putin’s meeting & more

Earlier this week, Putin and Trump met in Helsinki to discuss trade, military, and other matters of importance between the two countries. While many are focusing on the fact that Trump took a kind stance toward Putin–even putting Russia over U.S. intelligence officials’ word–it is true that this conversation was …

What Causes Gun Violence? by Janie Hill Scott

The problem of gun violence and school shootings in America is multifaceted. In recent weeks people have suggested to me that being nicer to kids will stop shootings, suggesting that it all arises from bullying. Bullying is never okay and is a major problem in our society that must be …

Who is informing whom? by Natalie Herrington

Has tweeting major political decisions from the White House become the new normal?  On Tuesday, March 13th at 8:44am, these words were tweeted from the @realDonald Trump Twitter account, “Mike Pompeo, Director of the CIA, will become our new Secretary of State. He will do a fantastic job! Thank you …