Tag Archives: environment

No Place Like This Place

Friday was Earth Day.  I’m ashamed to admit that I wasn’t aware of the fact until I turned on my computer early Friday morning.  That is one part of the problem.  People like me who realize that we have a … Continue reading

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The Banishment Of Don Blankenship

Ironically it was Pearl Harbor Day 2015 when I posted my last article about Don Blankenship.  I have a link to it below.  Last week he was finally sentenced for his December 2015 conviction.  U.S. Federal Judge Irene Berger levied … Continue reading

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SPECIAL NOTICE – New Book Review

I just added Animal Factory: The Looming Threat of Industrial Pig, Dairy, and Poultry Farms to Humans and the Environment by David Kirby to the Book Review Section,  A very brief review may be found by clicking on the title … Continue reading

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The Endorsement Of Chris Van Hollen

Some endorsement decisions are actually rather difficult.  While I may think the candidate I am considering is better than their opponent, that doesn’t mean they rise to the level of being worthy of endorsement in my mind.  I find I … Continue reading

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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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