Every few years the defenses of the nation’s nuclear plants are tested. What’s scary is how often they fail. Dan Stone reports.
Transitions: From Elizabeth Edwards to J.D. Salinger, a look at those we lost this year.
From Newsweek’s Daniel Klaidman, “The president told Woodward that “we can absorb” another terrorist attack—implying that we won’t be able to prevent every attempted act of terror. The conservative blogosphere lit up. Liz Cheney accused Obama of an “alarming fatalism” and of abdicating his paramount responsibility: to do everything in his power to protect the American people. Obama’s approach to terrorism is not immune from criticism. But he deserves credit for treating voters as grownups. ”
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Down, But Not Burnt Out: Prop 19 may have failed, but advocates say this election was a turning point for marijuana reform. Why 2010 may still be the Year of the Bud.
…from punditry to wifedom to science. David Graham breaks it down.