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Trump’s kooky climate change calculus: Opinion Media mentions / OpEds

President Donald Trump’s decision on Thursday to pull out of the Paris Agreement on climate change—an agreement supported by nearly every other nation in the world—is perhaps the kookiest policy calculation of his young presidency. Here’s why it matters. Environmental The...

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Taking to the Roadways Media mentions / OpEds

Low oil and gas prices have encouraged those in the US to drive more and do so in style. Meanwhile, OPEC (the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries) and several non-OPEC (NOPEC) nations are efforting to increase those prices. Will they succeed? Memorial Day signals...

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Trump faces a climate change conundrum Media mentions / OpEds

Does climate change exist, or is it as President Trump has insisted, a hoax perpetrated by the Chinese? You do the math. In recorded history, the 16 warmest years have occurred in this century, last year being the hottest. Any questions?...

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Trump’s Firing Hit His Legislative Agenda OpEds

President Donald Trump’s legislative agenda received a serious and significant self-inflicted wound when he fired FBI Director James Comey. For those holding out hope the Administration would pull it together this year and pass tax reform and at least begin to...

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Consumer Corner / Media mentions / TV

The White House is proposing comprehensive tax reforms said to simplify the federal tax code through cutting rates and eliminating deductions. Critics found the plan fell short on how the measures would be paid for, saying it will primarily benefit the...

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Day Tripper Trump? Media mentions / OpEds / Politics and Prose

As we approach the end of President Donald Trump’s first 100 days in office (Saturday, April 29th), it’s time to assess the progress he has made. During an October speech in Gettysburg, then-candidate Trump thought the 100-day benchmark was appropriate and...

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