Historian Dominic Sandbrook Says ‘I Can’t Help but Fear We’ve Never Been as Terrifyingly Close to the World Going Nuclear’ and Asks Are Russia’s Threats Serious or Merely Empty Bluster? His Chilling Answer Is That Nobody Really Knows

On the morning of July 16, 1945, in the heart of the New Mexico desert, the world entered the nuclear age.

For months, the scientists of the Manhattan Project had been working on a weapon of unparalleled capability, harnessing the power of the atom to unleash a colossal explosion. Now, at exactly 5.29am, they saw the results.

As a ball of blazing fire rose above the desert, wrote the project’s director, J. Robert Oppenheimer, the mood was ‘entirely solemn. We knew the world would not be the same. A few people laughed, a few people cried. Most people were silent’.

As the fireball became a mushroom cloud, Oppenheimer thought of a line from the Hindu scriptures: ‘Now I am become Death, the destroyer of worlds.’

That was almost 80 years ago, and since then only two nuclear weapons have been used in anger. One was Little Boy, the atomic bomb dropped on the Japanese city of Hiroshima on August 6, 1945, which killed at least 100,000 people. The other was Fat Man, dropped on Nagasaki three days later, which killed about another 80,000.

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Justin Webb Says It May Sound Incendiary, but I Fear This Could Spark a New Civil War: It Is Not Just That the Impending Decision to Strike Out Roe v. Wade Will Exacerbate Divisions… It Is Also a Seminal Moment in the Battle Between Left and Right

Nothing compares to it. No aspect of American life is so explosive. No dispute so completely insoluble. Race, class, inequality: all the other issues tearing America in two can be set aside. Abortion trumps them all.

This struck me years ago when I was reporting on the campaign trail during the Obama election. I was talking to a group of Republican voters in rural Ohio. It was a sunny day. They had been complimenting me on my English accent. The mood was light.

But when I asked about Obama it darkened. He is ‘a murderer’ they said. He would kill babies.

They didn’t shout this, they just said it matter-of-factly. And they believed it.

Obama’s views on abortion were not particularly extreme: he upheld the constitutional right to an abortion in every state, but wanted fewer of them. Most Americans agree with that.

But plenty do not. And while the overwhelming majority of anti-abortion campaigners are peaceful, the language and the tactics of others in the movement have been anything but.

There have been murders. Beginning nearly 30 years ago when David Gunn, a gynaecologist who carried out abortions, was shot dead after a protest in which his face had appeared on wanted posters. Two receptionists in an abortion clinic in Massachusetts were killed in 1994.

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Meghan McCain Says Only CNN and the Woke Media Echo Chamber Could Have Thought That Americans Would Spend Six Dollars for a Little Extra Don Lemon in Their Lives. Here’s Why CNN+ Was a Predictable $300 Million Disaster and Failure

On Thursday, a small earthquake shook the media world.

Hopefully, its shockwaves are felt far and wide.

CNN announced that its much-hyped streaming service CNN+ was shutting down on April 30th, less than one month after its launch, completely wasting $300 million that was already spent on developing the service.

You read that right, more than a quarter of a billion dollars blown.

There were rumors since its launch and last week it came out that the service had possibly drawn less than 100,000 subscribers (and as many at 150,000), who were willing to pay $5.99 for a little extra Don Lemon in their lives.

100,000 subscribers is so low it’s almost unfathomable when you consider that even CNN’s struggling morning show managed to attract a weekly average of 446,000 viewers in April.

Fox News’ FOX & Friends was watched by an average of 1.4 million viewers.

100,000 subscribers is so bizarrely meager that you can understand why the new management at CNN (Warner Bros. Discovery) thought there was no better way to end this modern media Hindenburg than to simply cut ties and let it float, burning uncontrollably, away into oblivion.

Now, before the pearl-clutching starts and fainting couches are needed for the media critics reading this… No, I am not happy that people are out of their jobs.

Of course not.

CNN+ had 300 staffers. There are a lot of producers, camera operators, sound engineers, etc. who are unjustifiably caught up in the wake of this and that is very sad.

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Elizabeth Good on How Parents Can Protect Their Children from Abuse and Exploitation

As parents, our list of worries for our children is long and ever-changing. Some of these fears are out of our control, but others we can, at least in part, help to prevent or shield from our kids—including two scary and very real concerns: abuse and exploitation. Continue reading “Elizabeth Good on How Parents Can Protect Their Children from Abuse and Exploitation”

Meg Bucher on Root Your Faith in God With These Three Truths

“But you must not forget this one thing, dear friends: A day is like a thousand years to the Lord, and a thousand years is like a day. The Lord isnt really being slow about his promise, as some people think. No, he is being patient for your sake. He does not want anyone to be destroyed, but wants everyone to repent” (2 Peter 3:8-9). Continue reading “Meg Bucher on Root Your Faith in God With These Three Truths”