Category Archives: Affairs of State

Are Trump’s Tariff Costs Insignificant?

Comments on Peter Navarro’s Arguments That the Tariffs are Insignificant Update:  8/23  Later that day.  Trump, the Casino owner, has seen the Chinese call, and raised it yet again.  By Midnight, we might be at DEFCON 4.  Trump will raise … Continue reading

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Climate Discussions at CA State Senator John Moorlach’s Sacramento Office

Climate Discussions at CA State Senator John Moorlach’s, CA 37th District, Office in Sacramento Joan and I had a very pleasant conversation in State Senator John Moorlach’s office about climate matters, with his environmental assistant Megan A. DeSousa.  She is … Continue reading

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Is the US Really the Strongest That It Has Ever Been?

Is the US Really the Strongest That It Has Ever Been? Well,Trump has pumped up the military budget for the last two budgets.  And the weapons systems have been progressed.  But the military is only one of many technological, environmental, … Continue reading

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Trump Does Not Misunderstand Air Pollution, He Hides It

Trump Does Not Misunderstand Air Pollution, He Hides It The G20 reporting claims that Trump confuses air pollution with climate change.  But Trump is also sweeping harmful US air pollution under the rug as well.  He doesn’t misunderstand them.   … Continue reading

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California and US Dependence on Persian Gulf Oil

California and US Dependence on Persian Gulf Oil Trump’s advisors had to have told him that about 20% of the world’s oil comes through the Strait of Hormuz, where the drone was shot down, and the tankers were mined.  This … Continue reading

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Trump-Barr Collusion

Trump-Barr Collusion Clearly, I don’t have to re-cover what has been occupying the news, columnists, and opinion writers for three days.   And with so many long topics to cover, I just wanted to present my short opinions. First of all, … Continue reading

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World Populations and Climate Change

World Population and Climate Change A positive article appeared on the world population peaking, and easing back down.  Of course, it depends on women achieving jobs, education, and the right to chose about children.  It is also a result of … Continue reading

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Is Trump Mainly Putting on a Reality Show?

Is Trump Mainly Putting on a Reality Show? Update:  Trump’s first address to the nation was forced on all networks for tonight, January 8, 2019, on The Wall.  It will undoubtedly be mainly political against Democrats starting with Chuck Schumer … Continue reading

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Unexpected Heroes During The Trump Administration

Unexpected Heroes During The Trump Administration A number of the top appointments in the Trump administration were opposed by liberals as being unqualified or severely conflicted for their positions.  Yet by the time they were denigrated and fired/resigned by Trump, … Continue reading

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Trump, Scrooge, the Grinch, and Trump’s Elves

Trump, Scrooge, the Grinch, and Trump’s Elves Trump has not accepted the President’s typical Santa Claus role during the Christmas season.  He is not at ease with a role showing kindness. Granted, signing the bill lessening prison sentences is an … Continue reading

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