Tag Archives: environment

The Election Dividend

In recent days America reaped a significant benefit of the decision it made to elect Barack Obama instead of John McCain in 2008.  That harvest should continue for years.  At the end of the Cold War there was much made … Continue reading

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SPECIAL NOTICE – Additions To Book Review Section

I just added Silent Spring by Rachel Carson and The New Jim Crow by Michelle Alexander to the Book Review Section.  The former is a classic of its movement and the latter is destined to be.  A very brief review … Continue reading

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Forecasting 2016

Well if you are reading this article it means you and at least my work made it into 2016.  Tradition dictates that I gaze into my somewhat foggy crystal ball and predict what I think will be the five biggest … Continue reading

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The Endorsement Of Joe Sestak

Some decisions dealing with this column are difficult – that is especially true of endorsements.  Often a candidate is clearly the best in the field but something(s) in their background make me hesitate.  They don’t quite rise to “endorsement level”.  … Continue reading

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The Endorsement Of Jay Inslee

America is a large and diverse country.  Most issues of significance are national if not global.  However some issues are much more regional.  I am very familiar with most issues that are native to areas east of the Mississippi.  I … Continue reading

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The Endorsement Of Maggie Hassan

The 2016 election will be the first attempt at reelection for several Republican Senators who rode the 2010 Tea Party wave into Washington.  2016 is a presidential year which makes for a much different electorate and makes those Republicans extremely … Continue reading

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Paris: City Of Salvation?

Unless you have been totally incommunicado last month you repeatedly heard about the terrorist attacks in Paris.  The City of Lights became the City of Slaughter.  Monday it may well have become the City of Salvation as it hosted the … Continue reading

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My Sandbox Moment

One of my favorite political stories is one I heard years ago about how James Carville and Bill Clinton became friends while playing in a sandbox in Kindergarten.  I’m not sure it is true and in fact I have some … Continue reading

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One For The Future

From an American perspective the biggest political news of last week came Friday when President Obama announced he was denying TransCanada’s application to build the Keystone XL Pipeline.  This has to rank as one of the great American political developments … Continue reading

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An Unanticipated Counter Move?

I am a longtime opponent of the Keystone XL Pipeline.  There are a myriad of reasons which I will not go into today having done so in the past.  Perhaps it is just wishful thinking on my part, but I … Continue reading

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