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June 22, 2022

California Can Achieve Carbon Neutrality with Expanded Use of Biofuels; CARB’s Scoping Plan Shows Us How

While it is not a quick read, the California Air Resources Board’s (CARB) 255-page draft 2022 Scoping Plan is a must read for all Californians who want to understand CARB’s long-term strategy to slow and…

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June 22, 2022

Why I Support Lanhee Chen for Controller of California

In this month’s primary elections, Democrats in both Northern and Southern California spoke out against the status quo. San Franciscans fed up with rising crime recalled their District Attorney, who had made progressive prosecutorial discretion…

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June 21, 2022

What Obama Means To Us Now

I was born in Birmingham, Alabama, and grew up near the city in the 1960s, the prime years of the Civil Rights Movement. I have memories of the bombing of the Sixteen Street Baptist Church…

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June 19, 2022

Vaccines, Equity, and Kids: Another Chance to Put Children First

For much of the COVID-19 pandemic, life-saving vaccines were not available for children and adolescents. But now children five and older are receiving vaccinations, and starting this week, those as young as six months will…

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June 17, 2022

Biden’s Trade Policy is Sound; This is Coming From a Conservative

Today’s administration has weathered lots of flack over the economy and a host of other issues, but, as one with a 25+ year career helping the U.S. access foreign markets, aided by being an appointee…

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June 15, 2022

Congress should amend 85/15 Law to Support Veterans and Colleges

Veterans are encountering potential delays in using their education benefits and colleges are coping with confusing pending policy changes by the government around a law known as 85/15. The 85/15 law was created decades ago…

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June 13, 2022

Taking Sides in the Economic War to Isolate Russia

The world has lined up to take sides in the Russian invasion of Ukraine and the bulk of the world is on the side of Ukraine’s fight to preserve their nation. It is instructive to…

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June 10, 2022

If the Power Company is a Monopoly, Then Electric “Competition” is a Scam

In my role as Executive Director of Power for Tomorrow, I advocate for sensibly regulated electric systems where a statewide government agency, known as a Public Utility Commission, sets electricity rates and oversees the local…

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June 8, 2022

I’m an Electrical Engineer, it’s Obvious Why Some Americans are Worried about Summer Blackouts

Now and then, being a professionally licensed electrical engineer helps me better understand the issues being debated in the national news. Such is the case today, where whole regions of the country are worried about…

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June 7, 2022

Why Were Lumber Prices So High, But Now Declining?

Before the baby food shortages, skyrocketing gas prices, and low inventories of new and used vehicles — the issue of the day was high lumber prices. No doubt, lumber prices have been at record levels…

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June 5, 2022

Biden Has Handled Ukraine Exceptionally, Democrats Should Talk About It

The greatest national security challenge to the U.S. since the September 11th attacks is unquestionably the Russian war against Ukraine and it is a useful reminder that the world is a dangerous place. In some…