Nolan Kraszkiewicz
Nolan Kraszkiewicz

Nolan Kraszkiewicz was a writer for Mic from March 2012 (when it was still PolicyMic) to August 2013. Nolan is currently a graduate student at Conrad Grebel University College with the University of Waterloo pursuing a Master of Peace and Conflict Studies (MPACS). Nolan is an alumnus of the University of Oklahoma, class of 2013, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts, B.A., double majoring in Political Science and Islamic Studies, with minor(s) in Philosophy and International Security Studies. Nolan has worked for and been published by numerous media outlets including Sky News, Shabab Libya, UWire, the Oklahoma Daily, and Project Ploughshares (Canada). In his spare time Nolan also writes for his internationally acclaimed academic blog www.TheNolanK.com, featuring original content such as scholarly articles, blog entries, current affairs commentary, and analysis of declassified NATO materials. Nolan is a diehard fan of the Oklahoma Sooners and the Toronto Maple Leafs, as well as The Daily Show with Jon Stewart.

Aug. 20, 2013

Ted Cruz Birth Certificate: Nobody Expects the Birther Inquisition

Amid recent news that Texas Senator Ted Cruz released his birth certificate and renounced his Canadian citizenship, questions are now swirling around his presidential eligibility in 2016

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June 1, 2013

That's All Folks, but More to Follow Tomorrow

After an exciting and exhausting day here in Norman, the major threats have now subsided. Most importantly, my friends and family have made it through safely, and I am safe as well.
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June 1, 2013

Oklahoma Tornado Watch LIVE: Oklahoma City Metro Area Gets Another Tornado Warning

Just a little over a week ago, Moore was struck by a devastating tornado. Now the same area is under tornado watch, with rapidly forming super cells. PolicyMic has the live updates for this storm
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May 31, 2013

Follow My Live Tweets of the Tornadoes Tearing Through Oklahoma

I will no longer have access to the live blog. I have to run to my tornado shelter, where there is no Internet connection. I will, however, be able to tweet from my phone.
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May 31, 2013

Cleveland County Now Under a Tornado Warning

The severe weather conditions for Cleveland County have deteriorated from a tornado watch to a tornado warning. The tornado sirens have just begun to sound here in Norman as well.
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May 31, 2013

#OKTornado Live Updates from Twitter

A live feed of the #OKTornado hash tag on twitter. Keep watching it for live updates!

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May 31, 2013

Fractured Cloud Formation Now Forming to the South of OU Campus

The fractured cloud formation that formed to the south of the EL Reno area just before the mile-wide tornado touched down has just appeared now to the south of the OU campus.
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May 31, 2013

Confirmed Touchdown of a Mile-Wide Tornado West-North-West of the OKC Metro

A mile-wide tornado has touched down just west-north-west of the OKC metro area near the town of El Reno. The super cell is still active and the severe weather is in full swing.
May 27, 2013

11 Random and Wacky Photos From the Oklahoma Tornado Aftermath

While covering the tornado aftermath in Moore, Oklahoma, I took quite a few photos. Here are the most outlandish and entertaining ones.
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May 25, 2013

20 Heartwarming Photos of Hope From Oklahoma

The scene from Moore, Oklahoma has begun turning from one of heartbreak, to one of generosity, kindness, and the goodness of the human spirit.
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May 23, 2013

This is What It Now Looks Like In Moore, Oklahoma

I spent the day at ground zero in Moore. Here are the striking and stunning photos of the overwhelming devastation I took while working as a fixer for England's Sky News.

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May 21, 2013

Moore Tornado: Death Toll Confirmed At 24, As Oklahoma Tries to Move Forward

Heartbreak and devastation is all that remains of the severe weather that struck the town of Moore and other parts of central Oklahoma, but here's how to help the victims move forward.
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May 20, 2013

Moore Tornado Deaths: 30 Moore Elementary School Students Feared Dead After Tornado Rips Through Oklahoma City

KFOR's Lance West reports that search and rescue operations at Plaza Towers Elementary School have shifted to a recovery mission with an estimated 20-30 fatalities.
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May 20, 2013

What It Was Like In Oklahoma When An F5 Tornado Devastated the Town Of Moore

Oklahoma is currently in the midst of the worst Tornado outbreak in a decade. Much of the state is a disaster area and the rest is currently fighting the remnants of the super cell systems.
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May 5, 2013

Israeli Air Strikes: Country Carries Out Another Syria Air Strike (Video)

Check out the breaking footage coming out of Syria, apparently showing the Israeli air strike on a military convoy transporting advanced Iranian rockets bound for Hezbollah.
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April 17, 2013

How the Taliban and Vladimir Putin Responded to the Boston Bombings

The devastation in Boston has been felt here in America and the world over. Here are the responses from numerous foreign leaders and organizations.

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April 15, 2013

Boston Marathon Bombing Aftermath: America is Still Beautiful

In the wake of the Boston Marathon terrorist attack, here is an open memo for all those involved - Bostonians, Americans, and whomever else.
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April 15, 2013

Boston Marathon Bombing: 3 Possible Terrorist Connections

Initial news reports of the Boston Marathon bombing have described the unfolding situation; these external factors could be playing a role in what could possibly be a terrorist attack.
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April 15, 2013

Boston Terrorist Bombings: 3 Possible Terror Suspects

Initial reports from the Boston Police are citing 3 dead and dozens injured by 2 successive explosions at the Boston Marathon finish line.
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April 11, 2013

North Korea War: U.S. War Games Reveal Faults With Nuclear Recovery Strategy

The U.S. military's shift to primarily counterinsurgency tactics have left significant weaknesses in the country's strategy for recovering unsecured nuclear weapons.