Category Archives: Affairs of State

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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In the Age of Trump-McConnell, We Have All Been Lessened

In the Age of Trump-McConnell, We Have All Been Lessened In any other Senate, nobody would have allowed Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to withhold a Supreme Court Nomination for 9 or 11 months.  With the open appointment, this made it … Continue reading

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How Large and Influential is Coal Usage?

How Large and Influential is Coal Usage? Overall, US coal usage as a percent of electric power has declined from about 53% in 2000 to 33% in 2015.  We are using data related to electric car choices from a report … Continue reading

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Who Are the American Middle Easterners Who Are Insulted by Trump’s Attempt to Make America Fear Again

Who Are the American Middle Easterners Who Are Insulted by Trump’s Attempt to Make America Fear Again? Trump is going to block the refugee caravan from Honduras, partly because there are going to be criminals in the group, but also … Continue reading

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Trump’s October Surprises

Trump’s October Surprises A so-far secret and unwritten middle class tax cut, to cut middle class taxes by 10%.  It can’t be voted on until after the election, so I suspect, we have to have a Republican Senate and House.  … Continue reading

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The Club of Rome World Projections to the Year 2050

“Transformation is feasible”.  “How to Achieve the Sustainable Development Goals Within Planetary Boundaries.” A Report to the Club of Rome from the Stockholm Resilience Center and the BI Norwegian Business School.  They use a model with many development factors to … Continue reading

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To Prince Salman: Switzerland Want’s Its Davos Name Back

To Prince Salman:  Switzerland Want’s Its Davos Name Back The prime steak of economics conferences, nicknamed “Davos In The Desert”, is now a leading embarrassment for the rest of the world, following the accusations of Saudis murdering Washington Post reporter … Continue reading

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Increased Oil Prices as a Test of a Carbon Tax

Increased Oil Prices as a Test of a Carbon Tax The cost of a barrel of oil has increased by double from its $41 minimum average in 2016 to $80 a barrel now for the OPEC basket, although the 2018 … Continue reading

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