Category Archives: United States

Candidate Selection

It seems to me…. “Nobody understood better than Mr. Lincoln the obvious truth that in politics it does not suffice merely to nominate candidates. Something must also be done to elect them.” ~ John George Nicolay[1]. Primaries are no longer … Continue reading

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Economic Challenges

It seems to me…. “We could solve all our problems if only we were the efficient, rational human beings of standard economic theory and had politicians willing to think in the long-term interest of their people rather than their own.” … Continue reading

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A Lunar Repeat

It seems to me…. “It is time to kickstart a new U.S. space transportation industry and time to spread that industry into space itself, leveraging our space station legacy to ignite imaginations and entrepreneurship so that we can move farther … Continue reading

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Time To End Ideological Rancor

It seems to me…. “The American people deserve truthfulness, not more political campaigning. The American people deserve a responsible government that seeks to address their needs, not more ideological dogma.” ~ Jose Serrano[1]. We now are once again at the … Continue reading

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U.S.-China Relations

It seems to me…. “China and the U.S. need each other very badly. Yes, we should argue about some things, but it’s not an ‘us versus them’, it’s an ‘us and them’ type scenario.” ~ Bill Gates[1]. U.S. foreign policy … Continue reading

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The Increase In Intolerance

It seems to me…. “The biggest challenge or biggest crisis knocking on the doors of humankind is fear and intolerance.” ~ Kailash Satyarthi[1]. Another mass shooting. While this time it was in Christchurch, New Zealand, rather than here in the … Continue reading

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Coping With Environmental Change

It seems to me…. “Climate change is the environmental challenge of this generation, and it is imperative that we act before it’s too late.” ~ John Delaney[1]. The old adage that “everyone” talks about the weather but no one does … Continue reading

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