Author Archives: Dennis SILVERMAN

About Dennis SILVERMAN

I am a retired Professor of Physics and Astronomy at U C Irvine. For a decade I have been active in learning about energy and the environment, and in lecturing and attending classes at the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at UC Irvine.

EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt, the Least Transparent Cabinet Member, Demands Science Transparency

EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt, the Least Transparent Cabinet Member, Demands Science Transparency Maximal Hypocrisy Achieved!  Much better than a simple Trump Mission Accomplished! Scott Pruitt, Administrator of the EPA, has required that only completely transparent studies with fully published data, … Continue reading

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Did Trump Just Save James Comey from Being Tried?

Did Trump Just Save James Comey from Being Tried? Many Democrats still believe that former FBI Director James Comey cost Hillary Clinton the election. Three large key rust belt states went to Trump by less than 1% and gave him … Continue reading

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Red State Tax Cuts: The Growth Killers

Red State Tax Cuts: The Growth Killers Tax Cuts claimed to encourage growth. Freeze or lower teacher salaries. Lower support and supplies of schools. Court businesses who want good schools for children of their highly educated staff Businesses also need … Continue reading

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Climate-Wise Actions for Laguna Beach

Concerned about climate change? Here are some steps Laguna Beach residents (and everyone else) can take to combat climate change and help the environment.  Walk more, drive less. Use the trolley…it’s free.  Turn lights off at home.  Use LED light … Continue reading

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The Laguna Beach March For Our Lives in Photos

The Laguna Beach March For Our Lives in Photos Along with the main March For Our Lives in Washington D. C., Laguna Beach residents had a large turn out of students, parents, and grandparents at the protest at Main Beach … Continue reading

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The Republican Diet

The Republican Diet We were discussing the South Beach diet, when I recalled that Ronald Reagan once called Ketchup a vegetable. Unfortunately, this was to justify cuts in the school lunch program. Then we recalled that George H. W. Bush … Continue reading

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Trump’s Testosterone Trip

Trump’s Testosterone Trip Why should Trump, Fox News, and Trump’s new lawyer get all the fun in proposing conspiracy theories. Invoking the Quid Pro Quo amendment, we all can propose conspiracy theories. Mine is that in the past few days, … Continue reading

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Most of Steel Tariffs Dropped

Since we wrote several articles on the steel tariffs, we have to update when they are essentially canceled with our favorite trade partners. We had argued that they did not really punish China, which we now understand was the main … Continue reading

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Facebook’s Influence

Facebook’s Influence Update, March 25:  These revelations are too big for an incremental update.  The Washington Post just revealed that in the 2014 election, at least 20 foreigners from Cambridge Analytica were participating in state elections at decision making jobs, … Continue reading

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Dear Republicans: This is a Great Time to Consider Retirement

Dear Republicans: This is a Great Time to Consider Retirement The new CNN cited polls show that your demographic groups are down 13% to 20% from the last election. Your President is the least popular in history. He has decided … Continue reading

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