Jack DeVine is a retired nuclear energy executive. He is a 1965 graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy and served as a nuclear submarine officer. He is a lifelong reader, an author, and a passionate observer of current events. He writes a weekly op-ed column for print and online distribution and is a regular contributor to The Patriot Post.
In his professional career, Jack led the planning and engineering for the safe multi-year recovery work at Three Mile Island following the nuclear accident there in 1979. He served in senior executive positions, including engineering Vice President at GPU Nuclear, Chief Closure Officer at the Savannah River Site, Senior Vice President and General Manager — US and Latin America Nuclear Operations with WorleyParsons, and Chief Decommissioning Officer at the Sellafield Nuclear site in the United Kingdom. He was cofounder and chairman of Polestar Applied Technology, a successful nuclear consulting firm serving U.S. and international clients.
Reliable and affordable energy is a goal every bit as noble — and far more likely to succeed — than a Paris Climate Accord.
Public opinion about nuclear power should be based on fact, not made-for-TV contrived drama.
The Court’s likely reversal of Roe v. Wade is sound, sensible, and long overdue; and no, it will not cause the end of the world as we know it.
Mandated public masking did more harm than good.
The last thing we need is some arm of the U.S. government deciding what is disinformation and what is not.
We can’t build sound public policy on make-believe foundations.
Radical progressive dogma has no place in early childhood education.
Many are still fighting the battle, but what about looking for ways to move forward?
It’s time to confront the situation as it really is — a bully with nuclear weapons, quite certain no one will stand in his way.
The greatest risk to all is a nuclear-armed war criminal, acting with impunity because he is confident that no one will stand up to him.
The carnage in Ukraine, right in front of us, should push aside partisan bickering.
Our nation must not be an impotent witness to the carnage in Ukraine.
When and how should we engage more forcefully to preempt further escalation — potentially including nuclear weapons — by Russia?
With Russia on the attack and China right behind, we must keep laser focus on three critical areas.
Words have meaning; they should be used to shed light and convey truth, not to elicit a desired reaction.
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