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.

How Will President Trump Deal with Conflict of Interests Without a Blind Trust?

How Will President Trump Deal With Conflicts of Interest Without a Blind Trust? Donald Trump is the only Presidential nominee in the last 40 years to have the presumption not to make his taxes public.  He has also said that he would not … Continue reading

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Playing the Trump Tax Game

Playimg the Trump Tax Game The decision of Donald Trump not to release his tax records leads to far more publicity and speculation, than if he had just released them. The game is one that Trump himself has initiated in … Continue reading

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Science, Facts, and the Trump Supreme Court Nominees

Science, Facts, and the Trump Supreme Court Nominees Donald Trump has released his list of those he would nominate to the Supreme Court to replace the late Justice Antonin Scalia. My point of view here is that several of these … Continue reading

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Clinton Squeezes Out a Win in Kentucky, Sanders Wins Oregon

Clinton Squeezes Out a Win in Kentucky, Sanders Wins Oregon Clinton needed to break Sanders’ winning streak, so she concentrated on Kentucky. Clinton also needed to show that she can win in a coal producing state after her gleeful mistake … Continue reading

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Save Us from the Ubiquitus Trump Reality Show

Save Us from the Ubiquitous Trump Reality Show One would have thought that once Donald Trump became the presumptuous and presumptive Republican nominee, you wouldn’t have to hear more about him until the presidential debates. Instead, Trump has turned into … Continue reading

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Sanders Wins West Virginia. California and New Jersey will now Decide the Nominee.

Sanders Wins Coal State West Virginia. California, New Jersey now will Decide Nominee. Sen. Bernie Sanders won West Virginia with a large gap, by 51% to 36% over Secretary Hillary Clinton. But, this has only caught him up by 7 … Continue reading

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The Coming Trade Debate

The Coming Trade Debate Since mega-businessman Donald Trump has been strongly pushing tariffs and against reciprocal trade proposals, to save American jobs, and penalizing movements of companies and jobs overseas, these will become major debate issues, at least among economists … Continue reading

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Sanders Wins Indiana, but Only Creeps Slightly Closer

Sanders Wins Indiana, but Only Creeps Slightly Closer Sen. Sanders has won Indiana, by a close margin of 52.5% to 47.5%. Indiana has 92 delegates, with 56 from 9 congressional districts, 18 at large, 9 pledged PLEO (party leaders and … Continue reading

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Cruz Misses the Hoosier Hoop, Trump Slam Dunks It

Cruz Misses the Hoosier Hoop, Trump Slam Dunks It (It took more time to phrase the title, than it will to do the math.) Then Cruz suspended his campaign. All week, the media said that he is out of monetary … Continue reading

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Republican Party Primary Types and the Question of Fixing

Republican Party Primary Types and the Question of Fixing Here we contrast the Republican Complexity vs. the Democratic Simplicity in primary types. We also point out that the complaining Donald Trump has been helped out vastly more by the winner-take-something … Continue reading

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