Category Archives: Regulations

Trump Muddies the Swamp: Shine, Wheeler, Pruitt, and the New Justice

Trump Muddies the Swamp: Shine, Wheeler, Pruitt, and the New Justice Trump just hired Bill Shine as head of White House Communications. Shine is the former defender of Fox News head Roger Ailes from sexual harassment charges. Shine was fired … Continue reading

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Trump’s Lies: 3,000 X 3 X 23 X 2, or 3,000 X 2 X 2.8 million

Trump’s Lies: 3,000 X 3 X 23 X 2, or 3,000 X 2 X 2.8 million Let us look at the total effect of Trump’s lies by the end of his term of office, compounded by the best liars in … Continue reading

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We Are a Third, to a Half, to Completely Surviving Trump

We Are a Third, to a Half, to Completely Surviving Trump Under reasonable scenarios, we are a third to a half way to surviving Trump, and possibly even at the end of his effectiveness. This is cause for celebration, oddly, … Continue reading

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The Medical Absurdity of Scott Pruitt’s Transparent Only Research

The Medical Absurdity of Scott Pruitt’s Transparent Only Research Scott Pruitt is the Trump Administrator of the EPA. He is backed by oilman Harold Hamm, the richest man in Oklahoma. I have no illusions that his actions are his alone, … Continue reading

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EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt, the Least Transparent Cabinet Member, Demands Science Transparency

EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt, the Least Transparent Cabinet Member, Demands Science Transparency Maximal Hypocrisy Achieved!  Much better than a simple Trump Mission Accomplished! Scott Pruitt, Administrator of the EPA, has required that only completely transparent studies with fully published data, … Continue reading

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Dear Republicans: This is a Great Time to Consider Retirement

Dear Republicans: This is a Great Time to Consider Retirement The new CNN cited polls show that your demographic groups are down 13% to 20% from the last election. Your President is the least popular in history. He has decided … Continue reading

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Trump’s Steel Tariff: Once More Unto the Breach

Trump’s Steel Tariff:  Once more unto the breach   Once more, Donald Trump is making policy with no public input, no expert input, no constitutional input through our Congress, and with an artificial and extremely short timeline of one week.  … Continue reading

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The NRA and Guns, versus Driving Regulations

The NRA and Guns, versus Driving Regulations We start by comparing the modes of operation of the National Rifle Association versus the American Automobile Association. What brought this to mind is that as the NRA associated discounts come to light, … Continue reading

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How Much Does Trump Hate California? Let Us Count the Ways

How Much Does Trump Hate California? Let Us Count the Ways (Apologies to William Shakespeare) First of all, which state could harbor the three million undocumented and potential illegal voters that Trump dreams that he lost by. California not only … Continue reading

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Trump’s Deregulated America of Fears

Trump’s Deregulated America of Fears It’s essentially a mathematical theorem, that if you remove regulations that were imposed to prevent harm, that bad things will happen.  Trump promised in the campaign, that for every new regulation, he would remove two.  … Continue reading

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