Monthly Archives: January 2017

UC Irvine Out-of-State and Foreign Student Enrollment

UC Irvine Out-of-State and Foreign Student Enrollment The three current crises for our students are the status of “dreamers”, of students born here who may have illegal family members, and of students from the seven travel-paused and extreme vetting Muslim … Continue reading

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National Security Council Redo: What is Trump Plotting?

National Security Council Redo: What is Trump Plotting? There is an obvious reason why President Trump Changed the National Security Council. By excluding the foreign threat oriented Director of National Intelligence and the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, … Continue reading

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Holocaust Remembrance Day: The Dictatorship Begins

Holocaust Remembrance Day: The Dictatorship Begins Just read the headlines: No Constitutional Rights Checked. No Congress Consulted, and Belittle Those Who Protest. No complaints from Congress being bypassed. No Federal Courts Obeyed. No Cabinet Secretaries Consulted. No Cabinet Departments Consulted. … Continue reading

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American Carnage: Trump’s Reelection Campaign Versus Rahm Emanuel

American Carnage: Trump’s Reelection Campaign Versus Rahm Emanuel After the inauguration, I figured that Trump’s publicized concern about the sad and unusual rise in Chicago shootings and deaths was really about his likely Democratic opponent in 2020, Chicago Mayor Rahm … Continue reading

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Comparing Donald Trump with King Kong

Comparing Donald Trump with King Kong This is the third in a series of unexpected comparisons between our new federal administration, and movies, with their social settings, in order to create analogies to help us understand the new, strange behavior … Continue reading

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Correcting the Trump Mexico Import Tax Figures for the Wall

Was an Import Tax the Best That Trump Could Come Up With After a Year? After the Mexican President backed out of a meeting with President Trump over the wall, Trump retaliated by saying he would impose a 20% tariff, … Continue reading

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First 50 Infrastructure Projects Contain 13 for Clean Energy or Water

First 50 Infrastructure Projects Contain 13 for Clean Energy or Water The priority list is called Emergency and National Security Projects, and has President-elect Trump as the author. We will list the 13 clean energy or water projects below. The … Continue reading

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Does Trump Really Believe That Climate Science is a Hoax? Is He Purging the Government of Climate Scientists?

Does Trump Really Believe That Climate Science is a Hoax? Is He Purging the Government of Climate Scientists? Update:  Press Secretary Sean Spicer said that the White House did not send out the gag orders, especially the part where the … Continue reading

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EPA Bites the Dust, and So Will We

EPA Bites the Dust, and So Will We Even before Oklahoma Attorney General and EPA attacker Scott Pruitt completes his hearings, and Senate confirmation, to become the EPA Administrator, the Trump transition team has attacked the EPA.  According to several … Continue reading

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America Has Become Greater Through Science and Education

America has become greater through science and education. Trump’s appointments of science deniers to the cabinet and other posts, and Trump’s and Pence’s own anti-science and anti-medical outlooks, will literally take us back to the 50’s. Sh-boom, sh-boom! His nomination … Continue reading

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