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For my column on American and world history, read Bruce’s History Lessons.  For my mostly conservative take on current politics and public policy read Thinking Out Loud.  For historic quotes read Quote of the Week.

Quote of the Week

“Fights over the environment are one-tenth science and nine-tenths politics.” – delegate to the U.N. Conference on Human Environment 

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Thinking Out Loud: This is How It’s Supposed to Work!

The House vote on the American Health Care Act (AHCA), the Republican plan to “repeal and replace” Obamacare, has been postponed because the AHCA was put together too quickly, without ensuring buy-in from enough members of the House to get it passed.

But keep in mind that the AHCA was created...Read More »


The Exxon Valdez Springs a Leak

This week (March 24) in 1989 the Exxon Valdez, an oil supertanker owned by the Exxon Oil Company, was heading for Long Beach, California, when it hit a reef in Prince William Sound off the Alaskan coast, spilling 11 million gallons of crude oil into the Sound’s waters.

It was the...Read More »


Quote of the Week

“The principal goal of education in the schools should be creating men and women who are capable of doing new things, not simply repeating what other generations have done; men and women who are creative, inventive and discoverers, who can be critical and verify, not just accept, everything they are...Read More »


Thinking Out Loud: Impeach The Donald!

Granted, Republicans talked of impeaching President Obama, but not after his first month in office.  President Trump barely knows his way around the White House and already Democrats are talking about impeaching him, or invoking the 25th Amendment to replace him.

Rep. Jackie Speier (D-CA.) said on CNN, “He [Trump] needs...Read More »