When Nixon opened the door to China

There’s no doubt that President Richard Nixon’s visit to China in 1972 was one of the significant historical events of the late 20th century. It was an incredible occasion, considering that Nixon was the leader of the free world and Mao Zedong was the leader of the largest communist country.

March 5, 2015

Special interests slow an electrified future

Sooner is vastly better than later when reducing greenhouse gas emissions. In order to significantly and quickly curtail those emissions, we need to rapidly electrify transportation and decarbonize the production of electricity, while significantly expanding our electricity-generating capabilities to meet the needs created by electrified transportation. This group of tasks requires disciplined thought, a coherent legal framework and expert execution.

March 5, 2015

Face-to-face networking is still the key to connections

I asked my commercial insurance agent, John Cantrell, to give me a synopsis of his networking strategies. John has been a friend, client and vendor for years. Here are two important facts about John:

March 4, 2015

Media manufactures racism at high school game

Political correctness is a pathological disorder.

March 4, 2015

Family updates about life in Ukraine

Recent news from Eastern Ukraine seems hopeful. Some sort of agreement has, apparently, been reached in that tortuous fight. It will be some time before we know for certain what it will mean for the Ukrainian people who, in the early 1990s. believed they had escaped the clutches of a despotic Russian regime.

March 3, 2015

Bleeding stops on one Schwarzenegger blunder

California has bled many millions of dollars because of the myriad blunders by former Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, who probably should have remained a muscleman actor and never ventured into politics.

March 3, 2015

The ideal travel camera

Each year or two there’s one new camera that stands out as special, particularly in the compact-to-pocket-size category. In 2012 it was the Sony RX100 that created a big sensation for packaging a large sensor into a tiny pocketable camera. At $699, it was considerably more expensive than other pocket cameras, but because its image quality set a new standard for pocket cameras, it became a huge success. Now there’s a new camera that’s even better.

March 2, 2015

Chargers: What can we afford to lose?

Apparently football causes brain damage — especially among politicians. At least that is the way it looks whenever the discussion of public subsidies for professional football team owners begins.

March 2, 2015
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