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.

Temporal Relativity: Trump versus Clinton

Temporal Relativity: Trump vs. Clinton The Trump and Clinton campaigns seem to move in two different universes as far as the relativity of time goes. The most famous historical line of the Clinton campaign was given by Sen. Bernie Sanders, … Continue reading

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Trump Should Cancel the Debates

Trump Should Cancel the Debates Trump should cancel the debates, since he has nothing to gain and could lose face and followers. Trump has gotten much more free time on cable networks than any candidate past or future. Usually, debates … Continue reading

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Trump’s Trampling of the Constitution, Versus an Obama or Clinton Supreme Court Justice

Trump’s Disregard for Law and the Constitution, versus an Obama or Clinton Supreme Court Appointment While conservatives and Republicans argue that even if you don’t like Trump, you should vote for him to get a conservative Supreme Court justice replacing … Continue reading

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Trump’s Homeownership Rate Graph on TV is Misleading

Trump’s Homeownership Rate Graph on TV Is Misleading Donald Trump spoke today at the National Association of Home Builders meeting, and showed them a graph of US Homeownership Rate. He had this made up especially for their meeting. Actually, it … Continue reading

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Trump Misleadingly Forgets that the Senate Needs to Confirm Supreme Court Justices

Trump Misleadingly Forgets that the Senate Needs to Confirm Supreme Court Justices In Trumps’ rally today, Trump said that if Clinton becomes President she will appoint the Supreme Court Justices. He neglected to say that the Senate must Advise and … Continue reading

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Trump’s Energy Advisor on his Economic Team, Harold Hamm

Oklahoma oil billionaire Harold Hamm is the member of Trump’s new economics team in charge of energy policy. He is said to be under consideration for Secretary of Energy.  Harold Hamm is Chairman and CEO of Continental Resources, an oil … Continue reading

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Republican Fix on Climate Science Denial and Oil Industry Funding

Republican Fix on Climate Science Denial and Oil Industry Funding Donald Trump complains that the election is fixed, but he is completing the fix on climate science denial in order to receive oil industry contributions. Republicans candidates and office holders … Continue reading

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Republican Election Fix on Energy Independence

Republican Election Fix on Energy Independence Trump complains the election is fixed, but he is fixing the US on the expensive idea of Energy Independence. Another part of the energy billionaire fix is the emphasis on the idea of Energy … Continue reading

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Ways the Republicans Have Fixed the Election

Ways the Republicans Have “Fixed” The Election 1. When Trump says that the election is fixed, he’s right! It’s fixed in his favor! 2. We recall that the Republican primaries were also fixed in his favor, since 80% of the … Continue reading

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The Presidential Election Looks Like a Hard Fought Contest

The Presidential Election Looks Like a Hard Fought Contest Donald Trump claims that the Presidential election is fixed. As we pointed out before, the Republican primary was highly fixed in his favor, with 80% of the delegates obtained in Winner … Continue reading

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