In the 20th Century, our American nation realized that broad and destructive calamities required federal power to manage the business of disaster relief. Beginning even before the Great Depression, this collective response to natural and economic disasters characterized our liberal American state. In the 21st Century, a major political party uses its last grip on federal […]
Nuclear power is unsafe at any wattage, but especially so when multiple reactors get sited on a fault line. The radioactive contamination got carried by Pacific winds all the way to the United States, where it started killing Americans right away (.PDF): [The authors] note that their estimate of 14,000 excess U.S. deaths in the […]
It is Decoration Day weekend in Alabama, a time when families gather to decorate the headstones of their loved ones and ancestors. But this weekend is seeing a lot of Alabama families hold funerals after the second most destructive tornado event ever left claw marks in the red soil of North Alabama.