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Media Mention August 20, 2017

Why is NASA testing bomb-grade materials for its Mars mission?

Regrettably, to power its Mars mission, NASA’s Goddard Space Center is trying to develop a nuclear reactor fueled by weapons-grade, highly enriched uranium — the stuff of the Hiroshima bomb — threatening to undermine decades of progress in phasing out such dangerous material from reactors worldwide

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Media Mention August 19, 2017

Historians: 'Defending history' is complicated in the US

History's most enduring lesson is that change happens from the bottom up, says LBJ professor Peniel Joseph.

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Media Mention August 18, 2017

Protesters rally their forces over Confederate monument

If history is any indicator, the Charlottesville tragedy, in which one protester was killed and more than dozen were hospitalized, could be the spark that ignites change, according to Jeremi Suri, a University of Texas at Austin professor of history and public affairs.

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Media Mention August 17, 2017

Confederate leaders memorialized in, around Texas State Capitol

Just past the southern gates at the Texas State Capitol stands the Confederate Soldiers Monument, a symbol of the men who gave their lives in the name of the south. Confederate President Jefferson Davis towers above them. That statue was erected nearly 40 years after the end of the Civil War. "

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Media Mention August 17, 2017

OPINION: Japan's intentional plutonium surplus

Japan owns nearly 50 tons of separated plutonium. That is enough for over 5,000 nuclear weapons. Yet Japan has no feasible peaceful use for most of this material, writes LBJ professor Alan Kuperman.

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Media Mention August 16, 2017

Turner Gives Some Details On Plan To Consider Removal Of Confederate Monuments

The Mayor of Houston will seek input from experts at local universities, such as the University of Houston, Texas Southern University and Rice University, on the removal of Confederate monuments.

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Media Mention August 16, 2017

The Guns of August 'Locked and Loaded'

Donald Trump takes America to the brink, writes LBJ professor Jeremi Suri.

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Media Mention August 16, 2017

Opinion: What America needs to understand, and do, about Russia

If anything positive can be said to emerge from the alarming revelations of Russian meddling in our presidential election, it is that the blowback seems to have forced President Donald Trump to back away from the cozy relationship he was trying to develop with Vladimir Putin. Yet we also need to

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Media Mention August 14, 2017

Our Missing President

In short, this past week served reminder of why the presidency remains a singularly important office, and why temperament, character, and convictions matter as much in a president as do particular issue stances and personnel selections. To our nation’s detriment, on these grounds President Trump

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Media Mention August 13, 2017

A presidency built on racial divisions

Racial violence that gripped Charlottesville, Va., causing the governor to declare a state of emergency represents a case of what Malcolm X famously characterized as “chickens coming home to roost.” President Donald Trump’s bluntly facile appeal to deep-seated racial divisions would be comical if

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