Category Archives: Donald Trump

What Kind of War Advice is Trump Getting?

What Kind of War Advice is Trump Getting? Update:  Saturday evening.  Trump has ordered cyber attacks against the Revolutionary Guard.  The Washington Post article said it was against military communications, but also that it was against missile launches.  So its … Continue reading

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Environmental Rules Rolled Back by Trump

Environmental Rules Rolled Back by Trump The New York Times has documented 83 environmental rules rolled back or being rolled back by the Trump administration.  It has also noted 10 that have been reinstated by the courts.  We report their … Continue reading

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Trump’s Decrease in Fuel Economy Standards

Trump’s Decrease in Fuel Economy Standards No, I did not read the 515 page plan for the new CAFE standards from 2021 to 2026, now called SAFE (The Safer Affordable Fuel-Efficient Rule for Model Years 2021-2026).  I just read the … Continue reading

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Political Schisms in 2020?

Political Schisms in 2020? There may be three election schisms in 2020.  The two that we are directly staring into with 23 Democratic candidates are within the Democratic Party.  The easiest to envision is the guaranteed one between VP Joe … Continue reading

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Star Wars’ Tariffs, Emperors, and Physics

Star Wars’ Tariffs There is a lot of excitement around the new Disneyland attraction Star Wars – Galaxy’s Edge.  Nobody would watch a lifelong movie series, starting in 1977, if everybody was super civilized and lived in peace.  And which … Continue reading

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Einstein’s Science a Century Ago, Versus Trump’s Unraveling of Science Today

One hundred years ago today, May 29, 1919, Albert Einstein’s General Relativity was proved by Sir Arthur Stanley Eddington’s observation of the deflection of star light around the sun, seen in a solar eclipse.  Today, Trump is totally stifling and … Continue reading

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The Day Democracy Died

The Day Democracy Died At the start of the Memorial Day weekend, 2019, Democracy in America Died. The list of what happened this week is long, and I don’t have to keep the order and dates right, but it occurred.  … Continue reading

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Dragonia in Game of Thrones, and Trump

Dragonia in Game of Thrones, and Trump It’s always a struggle whether to take the easy but painful path of writing about the new dictatorial powers of Trump, or to write more technical articles about energy and climate change, or … Continue reading

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Democratic Ratings of Countries in Our News

Democratic Ratings of Countries in Our News In our dealings with key countries now, it is important to have a sense of how they rate as democracies.  I also started on this to consider how we will be rated now … Continue reading

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Is Trump’s Moon Program for Real?

Is Trump’s Moon Program for Real? Watching parts of the Humans to Mars conference, it starts with the Gateway to Explore the Moon and Mars, which orbits the Moon, and is a low gravity launch platform to reach the Moon … Continue reading

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