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now been replaced by Lt.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.?
Author and University of Michigan professor Alexandra Minna Stern traces the origins of America's burgeoning white nationalist movement.
Aug. 9from Scheer Intelligence
“False flag” reports, even outright deceptions, have led to some of America’s longest wars. New technology makes another disastrous mistake more likely than ever.
Jul. 18from To the Point
Berkeley’s City Council recently adopted an ordinance to drop certain gendered terms from the city’s municipal code.
Jul. 23from Press Play with Madeleine Brand
There’s a lot to consider.
Jul. 17from LRC Presents: All the President's Lawyers
Former special counsel Robert Mueller is appearing in two separate hearings before the House judiciary and intelligence committees.
Jul. 23from News Stories
The original purpose of cities was to bring people together. That was their function for thousands of years. Then came the 20th Century and the automobile, which, “blew cities apart.”
Jul. 27from To the Point
Filmmakers Abby Martin and Mike Prysner discuss the war crimes being committed in Gaza and how a resolution could be reached in the Middle East.
Jul. 26from Scheer Intelligence
The annual Iowa State Fair is known as the unofficial start to campaign season.
Aug. 9from Press Play with Madeleine Brand
The House and Senate are looking into Facebook’s plan to launch a currency called Libra. Neither side of the political aisle trusts Facebook, believing it's too big.
Jul. 16from Press Play with Madeleine Brand