Conservative Victory in the UK Has No Bearing On America’s Presidential Election

May 12, 2015 12:24 PM0 comments

In a sophistic column in USA Today headlined, “Dems should heed lessons of U.K. vote,” Michael Wolff claims that the conservative election victory in the United Kingdom is a clear warning for Democrats not to stray too far left. According to Wolff: “Rather than endorsing this leftward shift in politics […]

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The Peak Oil Crisis: The Cold Fusion Conference

May 6, 2015 7:50 PM47 comments

In mid-April the 19th International Conference on Cold Fusion (ICCF-19) took place in Padua, Italy and was attended by some 470 scientists, cold fusion bloggers, entrepreneurs, and the merely interested. The first of these conferences was held back in 1990 in the wake of the University of Utah announcement that […]

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How U.S. Justice Has Strayed

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Attorneys for convicted Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsnarnaev, at 21 years of age hoping to avoid the death penalty, have had no shortage of character witnesses – friends, relatives, teachers – to call to the witness stand attesting to Tsnarnaev’s history of good behavior, even including kindness and eagerness to […]

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Nothing to Lose But Their Chains

April 29, 2015 8:20 PM13 comments

Anyone who has ever taken the train from Washington, D.C. to New York, or vice versa, who in daylight looked out those big windows to view a big portion of the backside of Baltimore, should have no problem understanding the rioting that has occurred there these last days. The squalor […]

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Ted Cruz: A Candidate for Deadbeats and Tax Cheats

April 28, 2015 2:00 PM3 comments

Texas Senator Ted Cruz launched his campaign at the late Jerry Falwell’s Liberty University. He rode in on a moral high horse, gay bashing and Washington trashing, while pledging to polish America’s “family values.” So, it is surprising that Cruz has emerged as the preferred candidate for deadbeats and tax-cheats. […]

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Jeb Bush Wrecked Education in Florida

April 22, 2015 7:00 PM1 comment

The Republicans love to call Jeb Bush the “popular governor” of Florida. Well he was popular, but only with Republicans. The rest of us not so much. They also love to dub Bush the “Education governor” Again, not so much! He took aim at the public school system in his […]

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The CIA Shaping Of U.S. Culture, Part 1

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The $64 question in American politics is some version of this: If the one percent of the super-rich are sticking it to the 99 percent of the rest of us to a more exaggerated degree than ever before in our history, how come, in this democracy, are they able to […]

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Printer’s Ink in Their Veins

April 15, 2015 4:39 PM0 comments

There’s a famous phrase known to almost any scribe (the old fashioned word for a journalist) that has to do with “printer’s ink in the veins.” It references a seeming predisposition, interest in, and passion for the written word. However one comes about it, it is to those who know […]

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Marco Rubio: A Fresh Face, With Policies That Need a Facelift

April 14, 2015 4:26 PM0 comments

Marco Rubio may have a fresh face, but his stale policies could use a facelift. In his announcement for president he said this race was about a “generational choice.” Based on his social policies, the generation in which Rubio may be referring is the 1950’s. This may play well with […]

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The Peak Oil Crisis: Have We Reached the Peak

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Events never play out the way one expects. It is now over ten years since the modern concept of peak oil arose among the rapid oil price increases that took place in the mid-2000’s. Instead of an oil shortage that many expected we would be seeing by now, the world […]

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