An open letter to Senator Todd Young regarding declassifying documents related to the Russia investigation

9/18/2018 Dear Senator Young, As a distinguished graduate of the US Naval Academy, a former Naval intelligence officer with a top secret clearance, and a former leader of the VMU-2 intelligence department, I want to know what you think about Trump’s broad and indiscriminate declassification of information related to the Russia probe. If you can, … More An open letter to Senator Todd Young regarding declassifying documents related to the Russia investigation

The Military-Industrial Complex at age 57: A bomb made in Pennsylvania obliterates a school bus in Yemen.

It’s been nearly a month since an August 9th airstrike by the Saudi coalition destroyed a school bus in Northern Yemen. Over 40 children were killed in the attack by a bomb made in America. Initially, the Saudi’s claimed the bombing in the Saada province had targeted missile launchers, but they have since acknowledged the strike … More The Military-Industrial Complex at age 57: A bomb made in Pennsylvania obliterates a school bus in Yemen.

EPA deregulation accelerates the demise of our species. Or, killing humanity is just dumb.

August 31, 2018: “The results show that insects will cause significantly increased grain loss across many regions of a warmer world.”[1] July 26, 2018: “Trump administration to freeze Obama-era fuel standards for cars, light trucks”[2] These two, recent headlines caught my attention and reinforced to me that humans are failing to put the climate change … More EPA deregulation accelerates the demise of our species. Or, killing humanity is just dumb.

Representative Susan Brooks: Campaign finance in Indiana’s 5th congressional district

Spoiler Alert- Brooks (R): $1,705,504 Thornton (D): $29,042 Axios published an article on August 28, “Most campaign contributions come from outside candidates’ districts,”[1] that has an interactive map showing the source of campaign contributions for US Senate and House candidates. The data for the map is from the Federal Election Commission (FEC) data repository.[2] The map is a … More Representative Susan Brooks: Campaign finance in Indiana’s 5th congressional district

Attention, US Senators and Representatives: “When majesty falls to folly. Reserve thy state.”

Let it fall rather, though the fork invade The region of my heart. Be Kent unmannerly When Lear is mad. What wouldst thou do, old man? Think’st thou that duty shall have dread to speak When power to flattery bows? To plainness honor’s bound When majesty falls to folly. Reserve thy state. When William Shakespeare … More Attention, US Senators and Representatives: “When majesty falls to folly. Reserve thy state.”

An open letter to Senator Todd Young -Preserve John McCain’s America

To Senator Todd Young, United States Senator from Indiana: You are a Senator of the United States of America with the power to shape the country’s future. You can’t do that by being subservient to the executive branch or to Mitch McConnell or to lobbyists. How sad it would be for you to look back … More An open letter to Senator Todd Young -Preserve John McCain’s America

Algae blooms in Florida are a manifestation of a much larger problem.

Algae blooms are not unique to Florida. While nutrient pollution potentiates blooms in all 50 states[i] and in countries around the world, one could argue that, at some point, differences in degree become differences in kind. Florida – a difference in kind? There are some unique circumstances in Florida that may support that argument. Lake … More Algae blooms in Florida are a manifestation of a much larger problem.