Category Archives: Trump Administration

CAFE Fuel Economy Standards: Now and In the Future

CAFE Fuel Economy Standards:  Now and In the Future The current CAFE standards (Corporate Average Fuel Economy) and their increases are good through 2021.  For 2022 to 2025, they are under review by the Trump Administration, and their decision is … 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 Asks for More Global Warming, and Other Catastrophes

Trump Asks for More Global Warming, and Other Catastrophes Trump can never really keep a secret. He eventually reveals everything. Trump tweeted for more global warming to heat up New York and D.C., where he wants more winter business for … Continue reading

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The Many Benefits to the United States from Contributing to the UN

The Many Benefits to the United States from Contributing to the UN Our unlettered foreign affairs President, fueled by Fox News, sees foreign affairs as a personality contest or ego enhancer.  With respect to the UN, he has always emphasized … Continue reading

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My Disappointments with President Trump and the Republican Congress

My Disappointments with President Trump and the Republican Congress I have been avoiding commenting on daily Trump mayhem, but to the extent this blog has any historical value, I want to record briefly some of the ways that Trump or … Continue reading

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The Climate Action of the US at the Bonn Conference

The Climate Action of the US at the Bonn COP23 Conference Michael Bloomberg, former Mayor of New York City, noted that the US Climate Action effort called America’s Pledge involved 20 states, 110 cities, universities, and 1,400 businesses.   The … Continue reading

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Fox News and Trump’s Fraud on US’s Russian Uranium

Fox News and Trump’s Fraud on US’s Russian Uranium The Washington Post’s Glenn Kessler on Oct. 31, 2017 deflated the Fox and Trump Halloween scare that Russia had 20% of US Uranium. Actually, the uranium in question belonged to a … Continue reading

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Trump’s Debt Blowup and Economic Disruptiveness

Trump’s Debt Blowup and Economic Disruptiveness The piecemeal plans of the Congress (er Republicans) on the next budget will lead to HUGE (Trumpwise) increases in the National Debt. They will be justified (attempted) by the many-times-disproved trickle-down economics. They have … Continue reading

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Trump and AG Jeff Sessions Fuel Protests

Trump and AG Jeff Sessions Permit Police Abuse, Fueling Protests On Feb. 28, 2017, Attorney General Sessions told the National Association of Attorney Generals that the Justice Department would no longer monitor troubled police departments. He also plans to leave … Continue reading

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Please Teach Trump What Bastille Day Celebrates

Please Teach Trump What Bastille Day Celebrates Trump, having witnessed the Bastille Day or French National Day Parade, has decided that he needs that pomp of having a July 4 Parade next year showing off our military hardware. France’s parade … Continue reading

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