Category Archives: Congress

Rep. Bridenstine Is Only a Political Choice for NASA Administrator

We have to note that Donald Trump is again exercising his “terminate with extreme prejudice” agenda against climate science. Nobody has suggested where this came from, other to secure funding from oil billionaires like the Koch brothers of Texas, and … Continue reading

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Secretary Zinke: Censorship Backfires

Secretary Zinke: Censorship Backfires Facebooks “make everything public” Mark Zuckerberg was ironically censored by Secretary of the Interior Zinke when he was given a high level tour of Glacier National Park. He was denied the leadership of the Park’s Superintendent … Continue reading

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A Crucial Time to Consider Gun Controls

A Crucial Time to Consider Gun Controls The GOP Congressional baseball practice shooting is a poignant time to reconsider our lack of reacting to tragic mass shootings.  Yes, I know that Republicans are using our sympathetic reactions to the shooting … Continue reading

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Escalating the Current Red/Blue State Civil War

Escalating the Current Red/Blue State Civil War America has been slowly escalating the contest between the Red and Blue states. These states differ in traditional policies, religiosity, and parties, including attempts in red states to limit poor and minority voting. … Continue reading

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On the West Coast, We Need an Earthquake Early Warning System

On the West Coast, We Need an Earthquake Early Warning System In Denying Us an Earthquake Early Warning System, President Trump is Not Providing for the Common Defense or General Welfare. The inaugural presidential oath is to uphold the constitution … Continue reading

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High Crimes and Misdemeanors

High Crimes and Misdemeanors     Bill Clinton was impeached because he once lied in court under oath. But Trump swore on two bibles to uphold the Constitution during his entire four-year reign. Why isn’t the President under a moral … Continue reading

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The Continuing 2017 Budget Saves Science Funding

The Continuing 2017 Budget Saves Science Funding   Trump’s skinny budget for 2018 that slashed the Science and NIH Medical Research budgets left some scared. My science friends kept telling me that it was the Congress that made the budget, … Continue reading

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UC Irvine Talk by Reza Aslan on Islamophobia

UC Irvine Talk by Reza Aslan titled:  “Fear Inc., Confronting Islamaphobia in America”.   He is a Professor at UC Riverside in the Department of Creative Writing. He is an analyst for CNN, and has a CNN show on religions … Continue reading

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Impressions from the March for Science in Washington, DC

Impressions from the March For Science in Washington, DC.   Many of the speakers are young, and they speak with emotion and fervor, which is not something that an old and calm blogger like me. That is what the movement … Continue reading

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Trump and Brain Drains

Trump and Brain Drains Somehow, Dictators are associated with Brain Drains.  In historical cases, it is not just dislike for dictators, not just secondary effects of a dictator’s policies, but actual purges carried out by the dictator against academics and … Continue reading

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