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.

The Total Primary Vote Counts and the Candidate Vote Breakdowns

The Total Primary Vote Counts and the Candidate Vote Breakdowns Since I wrote so many articles on the delegate counts in the primaries, I thought I should look at the total number of voters in the primaries. This is also … Continue reading

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The Republican Convention and the Unmentionable: Climate Change

The Republican Convention and the Unmentionable: Climate Change So far the Convention has covered Make America Safe Again, and Make America Work Again. The Unmentionable topic has not shown up, or not shown up in a significant enough place for … Continue reading

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Chris Christie, the Republican Convention, and the Blatant Disregard for Due Process

Chris Christie, the Republican Convention, and the Blatant Disregard of Due Process Most of the speakers at the Republican convention and the delegates have seriously violated the Fifth and Fourteenth Amendments guaranteeing due process of law. They are demanding jail … Continue reading

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Prof. Martin Wattenberg of UCI on Trump’s Convention Bid

Prof. Martin Wattenberg of UCI on Trump’s Convention Bid Political Science Prof. Martin Wattenberg of UCI gave an Osher Lifelong Learning Class at UCI on Republican Conventions and on the Trump Republican Convention of 2016. In recent years, convention coverage … Continue reading

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Director Comey’s Testimony Essentially Clears Clinton

Director Comey’s testimony to the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee reveals an amazing decrease in the seriousness of the secrecy violation by Secretary Clinton.  None of Clinton’s emails that she received was labeled secret or even classified in the … Continue reading

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The Background to Secrecy Discussions

The Background to Secrecy Discussions According to the Washington Post, 1.4 million Americans have Top Secret clearance. Another 3.5 million have lower clearances. With a total of 4.9 million, and a population of 320 million, this is 1.5% of Americans. … Continue reading

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Can Trump Fairly Appoint Judges or Supreme Court Justices?

Can Trump Fairly Appoint Judges or Supreme Court Justices? The latest kerfuffle caused by the incorrect meeting between President Clinton and the Attorney General Loretta Lynch raises similar questions about Republican Presidential candidate Donald Trump. Donald Trump has been involved … Continue reading

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UK Exports and Imports, from EU and non-EU regions

  UK Exports and Imports, from EU and non-EU regions. We give a view into the worldwide distribution of UK exports and imports. The EU countries are separated since they will need new negotiations, and may be most affected by … Continue reading

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Comparison of World, EU, the U. K., and US GDPs

Comparison of World, EU, the U. K., and US GDPs. We provide and compare the GDPs of leading world countries, and leading countries of the EU, with respect to that of the U. K.. We also compare the GDPs scaled … Continue reading

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Comparison of the U. K.’s, European Union’s, and US Populations

Comparison of UK, European Union, and US Populations   Many of us know the UK for their Royalty and history, their wonderful collection of artifacts in the British Museum, their accents, their actors, Downton Abbey, the Beatles, their habit of … Continue reading

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