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Retired writer. Author of two books, one on science, the other on business. Speechwriter, science writer, and financial writer for corporations, govt. agencies, university, and trade assoc. Career mostly in electric power industry. B.S.-chemistry, M.S.-finance, ABD-history & philosophy of science. Married, adult son & daughter. Admirer of Eric Hoffer, "the longshoreman philosopher."

U.K. Columnist: U.S. Election is Momentous

Janet Daley, the incisive columnist for the UK Telegraph, points out that this year’s U.S. presidential election has momentous significance for political philosophy worldwide. In her column, “We should tune in to the Romney and Ryan show.” she writes: Whatever the outcome of the American presidential election, one thing is certain: the fighting of it [...]

By |2012-09-02T19:54:53-04:00September 2nd, 2012|Elections, Featured Categories|0 Comments

Movie Unmasks Obama

"2016: Obama's America" is an informative, entertaining, powerful--and scary--look at Obama's real agenda. It explains Obama's beliefs and goals by Dinesh D'Souza's theory that they were formed under the influence of Obama's anti-colonialist father and leftist mentors. You can quibble with the theory (although it seems reasonable to me), but the movie portrays Obama's thinking [...]

By |2012-08-30T21:00:45-04:00August 26th, 2012|Featured Categories, Politics|2 Comments

Obama’s War on Suburbanites

Alarming articles in Forbes and National Review Online show how President Obama has declared a clandestine war on suburbanites, whom he despises, and is stealthily putting means in place to eradicate suburbs by merging them and their wealth with the cities during his second term. According to scholar and commentator Stanley Kurtz, who wrote both [...]

By |2012-08-16T08:43:10-04:00August 15th, 2012|Featured Categories, Government|1 Comment

Limits on Eminent Domain Up For Vote

Virginia’s General Assembly has directed that a measure be placed on the ballot this November asking citizens to vote on an amendment to the commonwealth’s constitution that will firmly establish private property rights. For most of U.S. history, people had assumed that the right to their property was sacred and government could take it from [...]

By |2012-07-11T10:41:07-04:00July 11th, 2012|Featured Categories, Government|0 Comments

Wall St. Journal Sides With Dragas

A Wall Street Journal editorial on June 25 presented a little-heard conservative viewpoint on the furor at the University of Virginia over the firing of President Teresa Sullivan. I find it difficult to form an opinion because neither side in the dispute has been forthcoming about its specific goals. I don’t know what the Journal [...]

By |2012-06-26T13:38:40-04:00June 26th, 2012|Education|0 Comments

Tea Party: Critical to Obama’s Defeat

Mitt Romney will win big in large part because of hard work by Tea Partiers to defeat Obama and generous support for their efforts by major contributors. So says Michael Patrick Leahy, a Tea Party leader, in a Daily Caller article, “The Coming Conservative Landslide.” Leahy is the author of “Covenant of liberty: the Ideological [...]

By |2012-07-15T17:12:05-04:00April 30th, 2012|Featured Categories, Tea Party|0 Comments

Forget CPI: Inflation Is Outrageous

Something seems wrong with the way we measure inflation.  According to the government’s standard measure, the Consumer Price Index (CPI), inflation is roughly the same as it’s been for many years—3.1 percent. But it seems much higher to anybody who shops at grocery stores, drug stores, or hardware stories, or fills up at gas stations, [...]

By |2012-03-15T18:23:33-04:00March 15th, 2012|Economy|0 Comments

Liberty Looms Large This Year

Dan Henninger, columnist and Deputy Editorial Page Director for the Wall Street Journal, wrote a column saying that the concepts of freedom and liberty are strongly resonating with voters this year. He said the symbols of this mood are the "Don't tread on me" motto and the “coiled rattlesnake sewn into the famous yellow Gadsden [...]

By |2012-03-11T09:38:09-04:00March 10th, 2012|Politics|1 Comment

Scandal Engulfs Warmers

Yet another scandal has engulfed proponents of the man-made global warming hoax. A leader of the warming movement, Peter Gleick, recently released what he said were internal documents from the Heartland Institute, a think tank whose mission includes programs to counter warming deceptions with facts. Gleick has admitted scamming a junior staff member at the [...]

By |2012-03-01T23:13:49-05:00March 1st, 2012|Energy|0 Comments

Scientists Condemn Climate Alarmists

Sixteen leaders of the scientific and technical communities have signed a statement in the Wall Street Journal condemning the man-made climate-change movement as nothing but an enterprise to increase the wealth and power of its leaders. Their statement is timely in view of the fact that most voters still believe in man-caused global warming despite [...]

By |2012-01-28T10:52:13-05:00January 28th, 2012|Energy|2 Comments

Obama’s Government of Men and Not of Laws

Dr. Victor Davis Hanson, Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution and one of the most astute conservative commentators, wrote a column on the Obama administration’s redistributionist philosophy with the best summary and analysis I’ve seen of the administration’s contempt for the law. He wrote about “instances in which President Obama seems to have either ignored [...]

By |2012-01-13T10:05:49-05:00January 13th, 2012|Government|0 Comments

Breaking a Promise Big Time

President Obama has become notorious for his wholesale breaking of promises. Broken promises to the center and right are one big reason that the majority of conservatives and independents disapprove of his administration, and broken promises to the left are a major reason for his deterioration of support among liberals and his consequent campaign based [...]

By |2011-11-10T14:19:44-05:00November 10th, 2011|Healthcare|0 Comments

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