Tad Daley

Tad Daley

Tad Daley, a speechwriter and policy advisor to former Congressman Dennis Kucinich and the late U.S. Senator Alan Cranston, is author of the book APOCALYPSE NEVER: Forging the Path to a Nuclear Weapon-Free World from Rutgers University Press. He serves today as Director of Policy Analysis at Citizens for Global Solutions. Follow him on Twitter @TheTadDaley.

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Harris Wofford (left) as a young aide to John F. Kennedy Views
Wednesday, February 20, 2019
Remembering Harris Wofford, Who Dreamed of a ‘United States of the World’
“Count no man happy until he dies,” declared Sophocles 24 long centuries ago, in the immortal final line of Oedipus Rex. The sages of ancient Greece understood that the purpose, the meaning, the verdict on a life couldn’t be rendered until after it had run its course — and perhaps not until decades...
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Saturday, July 09, 2016
Reimagine and Rebuild Our Broken Democracy—in Time for the Nation’s 250th Anniversary
“I am certainly not an advocate for frequent and untried changes in laws and constitutions,” Thomas Jefferson wrote. “Laws and institutions must go hand in hand with the progress of the human mind. ... [They] must advance ... and keep pace with the times. We might as well require a man to wear...
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Sunday, January 31, 2016
Top Ten Reasons Why Bernie Sanders Can Win
Late last year, as I was making my way by Capital Bikeshare across the Washington National Mall on an unseasonably warm December night, the phone in my jacket pocket dinged. It was a text from a longtime pal of mine, Jack Democrat. Jack reads The Washington Post every day. He follows the 2016...
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Monday, August 09, 2010
The Greatest Nuclear Danger Today Is Not Countdown to Zero's Nuclear "Accident" or "Miscalculation" or "Madness." The Greatest Nuclear Danger Today, Still, Like 65 Years Ago, Is Nuclear War
Two weeks before the 65th anniversaries of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, followed just six days later by the end of the Second World War, Magnolia Pictures released a new film called "Countdown to Zero." It was made by some of the same people who made "An Inconvenient Truth," and the filmmakers unapologetically expressed the hope that it would change the game on nuclear disarmament much as their previous film did on climate change.
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Saturday, May 01, 2010
The Grand Bargain of the NPT and the Rules of the Nuclear Game Today
The Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty (NPT) was signed in 1968 and came into force in 1970. In May 2010, both diplomats and nongovernmental leaders are gathering at the UN in New York for the 40 Year NPT Review Conference -- as mandated by the treaty itself -- to assess how the various parties are complying with the various obligations they undertook four long decades ago.
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Wednesday, May 27, 2009
Taking North Korea at Their Word
Shortly after North Korea exploded its second nuclear device in three years on Monday morning, it released a statement explaining why.
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Tuesday, July 01, 2008
40 Years Later, Nuclear States Still Haven't Kept Promises
This year is full to bursting with remembrances of the many historic events that took place during the epochal year of 1968: The Tet offensive in Vietnam. The assassinations of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and Robert F. Kennedy. The melee at the Chicago Democratic Convention. And, on Christmas...
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Saturday, June 07, 2008
No Instant Runoff Voting? No Nationwide Popular Vote? Looks Like Here in California, I'm Going to Be Disenfranchised Again
Most of the country was captivated on Tuesday night, June 3, by the apparent nomination for the first time of someone other than a European-American man as a major party presidential candidate. Here in Los Angeles, however, we had a very consequential and quite captivating election of our own...
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Thursday, April 24, 2008
Backyard Democracy
"The death of democracy is not likely to be an assassination from ambush," said Robert Maynard Hutchins, president of the University of Chicago during the second quarter of the 20th Century, creator of the Center for the Study of Democratic Institutions, and chair of an audacious undertaking in...
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Friday, June 29, 2007
For Progressives, Gore's the One in 2008
In recent days, the word used more and more frequently to describe Hillary Clinton's march to the Democratic presidential nomination has been "inevitable." She consistently leads public opinion polls across the country by a good 10 points over her nearest rival. Hollywood, after a brief infatuation...
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