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The Cost of Chaos: Trump, Tillerson, Pompeo Now Have the State Department They Wanted

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Fracking May be Safe; Companies Fracking are Criminally Negligent

From the best regional journalists in the USA — High Country News. [A great article, written OK . . . . but the issue itself is really important . . . ] Energy & Industry When your neighborhood goes boom … Continue reading

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Government 101 — Now and Then

Professor Werner Moss, the patrician head of the Government Department at William & Mary in 1960, didn’t teach it exactly the same way to both Kincey and I, but as an observation, I think he would agree with Rat. But … Continue reading

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Ellie Mannette — THE Steel Pan Man — 1927-2018

On this, the date of the annual Carnival in Brooklyn, an appropriate time to celebrate the accomplishments of the great steel pan designer and promoter, Ellie Mannette, and his Mannette Musical Instruments. of Morgantown, West Virginia. Ellie of course was … Continue reading

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Reviews of Two Hard-Headed Critiques of Modern American Society

This first from the Sunday — NY Times Book Review: Nonfiction Meet the ‘Change Agents’ Who Are Enabling Inequality Inside view at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, last year.CreditCreditMichel Euler/Associated Press Review by Joseph E. Stiglitz                                                                 Aug. 20, … Continue reading

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When I Wasn’t Paying Attention . . . .

This Associated Press dispatch by Ellen Knickmeyer (from the National Post) discusses another major underlying government-wide policy change that the Trump Administration thinks it will get away with. This policy says that energy efficiency, and specifically limiting petroleum product use … Continue reading

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Bedtime Story for Kids

The Russian objective is to make the truth seem unknowable.

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