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.

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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Should We Also Elect the Vice Presidential Candidate in the Primaries?

Should We Also Elect the Vice Presidential Candidate in the Primaries? The only jobs assigned to the Vice President are to become President if the President is disabled or deceased, and to preside over the Senate and cast tie-breaking votes.  … Continue reading

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Maximized Disenfranchisement in Most of the Republican Primaries

Maximized Disenfranchisement in Most of the Republican Primaries In order to speed to the early selection of the Republican nominee, 80% of the Republican delegates are in primaries where winner-take-all, or winner-take-most. In winner-take-all, just a plurality takes all the … Continue reading

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Displacement in the Democratic District Delegate Splits

Displacement in the Democratic District Delegate Splits In a delegate distribution based on congressional districts, where there often is just a two way split, there has to be some misrepresentations when a few delegates are split to match a continuous … Continue reading

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Disenfranchisement in Democratic Superdelegates and Caucuses

Disenfranchisement in Democratic Superdelegates and Caucuses During my innumerable campaign articles, I came across several ways in which citizens or voters of a state get disenfranchised. I need to summarize these, at least for a lecture that I am going … Continue reading

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Sanders’ Superdelegate Dreams

Sanders’ Superdelegate Dreams Now that Secretary Clinton has beaten Sanders in the pledged delegate race, he has to get a large number of Superdelegates to win the nomination. Right now, Clinton has 2,203 pledged delegates, a lead of 375 over … Continue reading

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Hillary Clinton Becomes First Woman Presidential Candidate

Hillary Clinton First Woman Presidential Candidate of a Major Party There are many laudatory titles that could have been chosen here. Here’s another. Former First Lady, Senator, and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has convincingly achieved the Democratic nomination for … Continue reading

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Trump: Where’s the Rest of Him?

Trump: Where’s the Rest of Him? As predicted by the Republican Party, which set up the Winner-Take-All primaries to set up the early choice of their candidate, Trump swept the WTA primaries. The TV networks can only show Trump and … Continue reading

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