Professor of Political Science, Ohio State University
Professor of Political Science at Ohio State University; author of Overblown: How Politicians and the Terrorism Industry Inflate National Security Threats, and Why We Believe Them and of the forthcoming Atomic Obsession: Nuclear Alarmism from Hiroshima to Al Qaeda
Nobody knows how likely it is that some terrorist group could set off a nuclear weapon, but the consequences are so catastrophic that even a small chance justifies urgent action to…
Apr. 14, 2010from Which Way, L.A.?
Nobody knows how likely it is that some terrorist group could set off a nuclear weapon. But the consequences are so catastrophic that even a small chance justifies urgent action to…
Apr. 14, 2010from To the Point
President Obama is putting his stamp on the war in
Afghanistan. General David McKiernan has
now been replaced by Lt. General Stanley McChrystal, "a rising superstar"
May. 14, 2009from Which Way, L.A.?
The House Judiciary Committee begins impeachment hearings
Dec. 4from LRC Presents: All the President's Lawyers
A new film about the CIA torture report brings to life the brutal reality of the crimes the agency committed post-9/11.
Nov. 29from Scheer Intelligence
When political protesters were gunned down by Iran’s Revolutionary Guard, was it a victory or a defeat for President Trump?
Dec. 5from To the Point
Josh and Ken discuss an eventful day of impeachment testimony.
Nov. 21from LRC Presents: All the President's Lawyers
Sometimes, as President Trump recently found out, they really are laughing at you behind your back. But does that matter?
Dec. 6from Left, Right & Center
Personal medical records behind public health regulations are now stamped "confidential." If they aren’t opened up, the Trump EPA says it will ignore them.
Nov. 18from To the Point
Today the House Judiciary Committee heard from four legal experts on what constitutes an impeachable offense, and whether Trump’s actions related to Ukraine fit the mold.
Dec. 4from Press Play with Madeleine Brand
How have East and West Germany grown together 30 years after the Fall of the Berlin Wall?
Nov. 9from Studio Berlin
Presidential debates have become reality TV, and performance is more important than substance.
Nov. 20from To the Point