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.

Should Our Choice of President Really Depend on the Debates?

Should Our Choice of President Really Depend on the Debates? The judgement of the debates will largely have two camps, reinforcing whichever candidate you are already strongly backing, since the candidates will stress their main lines of attraction. Those who … Continue reading

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Trump Makes a Political Football League Out of the Supreme Court Nominations

Trump Makes a Political Football League Out of the Supreme Court Nominations Donald Trump and Republicans have been arguing that Trump deserves your vote to get a conservative Supreme Court Justice that will also reflect fundamentalist religious issues. Besides replacing … Continue reading

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Trump: Sacrifice the Rights of the Many to Catch Very Few

Trump: Sacrifice the Rights of the Many to Catch Very Few The series Star Trek often centered around Spock’s logic of sacrificing the few for the many, while Captain Kirk’s risking everyone and even sacrificing the Enterprise to pick up … Continue reading

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Trumponomics and Employment

Trumponomics and Employment I am not the first to coin the word Trumponomics. I prefer it to Trump Economics, since “Economics” has the first syllable “Eco”, which these days means something that considers the environment, and is friendly to it. … Continue reading

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UCI’s Rankings on US News — Ninth in Top Public Universities

UCI’s Rankings on US News – Ninth in Top Public Universities The big news for us is that UC Irvine ranked ninth among top public universities in the United States. In this article we give the undergraduate rankings, and the … Continue reading

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U.S. News National University Rankings for 2017

U.S. News National University Rankings for 2017 We present the top 29 National Universities in the U.S. News and World report rankings. We only list facts that are available for free. We also add the enrollments, showing how most peak … Continue reading

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Top Ranked Public Universities – UC Irvine is Number 9

Top Ranked Public Universities – UC Irvine is #9 The US News and World Report has put out its US College Rankings for 2017. We present the top 23 in Public University rankings, and add in parenthesis their National Rankings … Continue reading

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Trump Waffles and Dodges on Climate Change to Scientific American

Trump Waffles and Dodges on Climate Change to Scientific American Scientific American sent the Presidential candidates 20 questions. This article addresses the Trump’s campaign’s answer on climate change. Here was Trump’s first comment: “There is still much that needs to … Continue reading

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Trump Again Shows That He is a Danger to National Security

Donald Trump Again Shows That He is a Danger to National Security Many things occurred in Trump’s appearance on the Commander-in-Chief Forum that show his lack of understanding of the military, and his lack of plans for the nation’s international … Continue reading

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Ιsn’t Trump the Greater Security Threat?

Isn’t Trump the Greater Security Threat? While Trump decided to play up the tragedy of the Weiner-Abedin marriage as a threat to national security, Trump’s behavior shows him to be the real threat to national security. First of all, Secretary … Continue reading

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