Sam Jaffe


America’s bomb-making process brought to you by Rube Goldberg

The process would probably begin in a boardroom at the Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico. Some of the lab’s more than 10,000 physicists would first create a basic plan for the new bomb. They would decide on the weapon’s size, the materials to be used in its construction, and the exact process for… Read more »

Independence Way

Unfortunately, Kerry’s solution has not quite been quite as forward-thinking as his rhetoric. He wants to provide $10 billion worth of incentives to the U.S. auto industry to encourage automakers to step up their production of advanced vehicles, ignoring the fact that Detroit has been getting similar subsidies for a decade, to little effect. And… Read more »