Category Archives: Freedom of the Press

All Hail, Dictator Trump

All Hail, Dictator Trump This morning, HRH Donald “The Don” Trump became America’s Dictator. The Republican Senate, to a Republican person, voted to table all new evidence in the mock impeachment “trial”.  Despite 12 hours of careful and convincing arguments … Continue reading

Posted in 2016 Election, 2016 Primaries, 2020 Election, 2020 Primaries, Affairs of State, AG William Barr, Congress, Congressional Investigation, Constitution, Democracy Ratings, Department of Defense, Department of Energy, Donald Trump, Fifth Amendment, Freedom of the Press, Impeachment, Mueller Report, Politics, Secrecy, State Department, Supreme Court, Voting Rights | Leave a comment

To Mitch “Stonewall” McConnell: Thanks for Making Your Impeachment Coverup So Obvious

To Mitch “Stonewall” McConnell:  Thanks for Making Your Impeachment Coverup So Obvious Also, as a plus, there are going to be several roll call votes on the Whitewash procedures, which will shade the Republican Senator’s participation in the coverup.  The … Continue reading

Posted in 2020 Election, 2020 Primaries, Affairs of State, Congress, Congressional Investigation, Constitution, Criminal Justice System, Cybersecurity, Democracy Ratings, Department of Defense, Department of Energy, Donald Trump, Equal Treatment Under the Law, First Amendment, Freedom of Speech, Freedom of the Press, Freedom to Assemble, Freedom to Petition, Freedoms, Impeachment, Military Budget, Mueller Report, Politics, Public Confidence, Russia, State Department, Supreme Court, Swing States, Trump Administration, Trump Truthiness, Voter Fraud, Voting Rights, VP Pence, White House | Leave a comment

Democracy Ratings for the US and Countries in the News from the V-Dem Institute

We show graphs over time of the US and countries in the news, for five categories.  The ratings go from 1900 through 2018, unless only fewer years are available.  The source of the ratings is the V-Dem Institute at V-dem.net. … Continue reading

Posted in Affairs of State, Democracy Ratings, Economies, Education, Equal Treatment Under the Law, Equality of Opportunity Project, Freedom of Speech, Freedom of the Press, Freedom to Assemble, Freedom to Petition, Freedoms, Immigration Policy, Iran, Middle East, North Korea, Politics, Religion, Secrecy, Syria, Turkey, United Nations, Voting Rights, Women’s Rights | Leave a comment

The United States and the World in the Freedom in the World 2019 Ratings

We show graphs in the Freedom House report “Freedom in the World 2019” by Freedom House at freedomhouse.org, for both the United States, and for World countries. We show the decline in the US Freedom rating over 10 years from … Continue reading

Posted in Affairs of State, Criminal Justice System, Democracy Ratings, Donald Trump, Education, Freedom of Speech, Freedom of the Press, Freedom to Assemble, Freedom to Petition, Freedoms, Immigration Ban, Immigration Policy, Iran, Middle East, North Korea, Russia, Saudi Oil Imports, Syria, Turkey, Voting Rights, Yemen | Leave a comment

Trump’s Impeachment Shorts

Trump Shorts, Going Far Back in Time, for a Whole Week As usual, Trumpworld moves too fast, into realms beyond imagination. Was it Rick Perry’s corruption in Ukraine that Trump knew about and used to force him to say that … Continue reading

Posted in 2020 Election, 2020 Primaries, Affairs of State, Congress, Congressional Investigation, Constitution, Donald Trump, Equal Treatment Under the Law, Freedom of the Press, Freedoms, Impeachment, Mueller Report, Nuclear Energy, Nuclear Weapons, Steve Bannon, Trump Administration, UC Irvine | Leave a comment

@Real Interstellar Communication Would Be Trumpian

@Real Interstellar Communication Would Be Trumpian We all know that for a universal communication with extraterrestrials, scientists have almost always proposed some universal mathematical or superior physical concepts.  This assumes that aliens on the other end are also super mathematicians … Continue reading

Posted in 2020 Election, Communications, Donald Trump, Exoplanets, Freedom of Speech, Freedom of the Press, Humor, Life in the Universe, Physics in Movies, Politics, SETI, Space Travel, Trump Truthiness | Leave a comment

Trump’s Criticism of Ambassador Yovanovitch

Trump’s Criticism of Ambassador Yovanovitch Trump’s justified his twittering denigration of our former Ambassador to Ukraine, Marie Yovanovitch, as exercising his “free speech”.  He said that things “turned bad” when she was ambassador to Somalia.  Trump’s critics have said that … Continue reading

Posted in 2020 Election, 2020 Primaries, Affairs of State, Congressional Investigation, Constitution, Donald Trump, Equal Treatment Under the Law, First Amendment, Freedom of Speech, Freedom of the Press, Freedoms, Impeachment, North Korea, North Korea Nuclear Threat, North Korean Nuclear Agreement, Nuclear Weapons, Paris Climate Accord, Politics, Purge, Russia, State Department, Trade With Mexico, Trump Administration, Trump's Logic, Twitter | Leave a comment

The Strange Case of William Barr: Is His Sycophancy Innate or Adopted?

The Strange Case of William Barr:  Is His Sycophancy Innate or Adopted? There are obvious gains to be made by serving a strong leader.  These gains are even enhanced by whatever you can do to enhance the status of your … Continue reading

Posted in 2020 Election, 2020 Primaries, Affairs of State, Criminal Justice System, Donald Trump, Freedom of Speech, Freedom of the Press, Freedoms, Humor, Mueller Report, Politics, Secrecy, Trump Administration | Leave a comment

America’s Climate Action Dilemmas

America’s Climate Action Dilemmas About half of Americans are taking climate action on state, city, industry, and individual levels.  Polls show between 2/3 and 3/4 think the US should take such action.  However, we are currently in one of our … Continue reading

Posted in 2020 Election, 2020 Primaries, Affairs of State, CAFE Standards, Clean Energy, Climate Change, Climate Education, Climate Science, Congress, Constitution, Donald Trump, Fossil Fuel Energy, Fox News, Freedom of the Press, Mayor's Climate Action Plan, Middle East, No More Drilling, Paris Climate Accord, Paris Climate Agreement, Regulations, Trump Administration, Trump on Climate Change, US Climate Mayors | Leave a comment

Use of a University Blog for Science Communication and Government Evaluations

Use of a University Blog for Science Communication and Government Evaluations I am aware that I as a University employee, one cannot advertise for a product, or support a political party or candidate during work hours, or using University resources.  … Continue reading

Posted in About This Blog, Climate Education, Climate Science, Communications, Congressional Investigation, Constitution, Democracy Ratings, Education, First Amendment, Freedom of Speech, Freedom of the Press, Humor, Trump Administration, Trump on Climate Change, Trump Truthiness, UC Irvine | Leave a comment