Politics

Ford’s Heavyweight Beltway Swamp Creatures

The Department of Energy’s sweetheart $9.2 billion loan to Ford Motor Co. to finance the company’s EV projects in Tennessee and Kentucky had a bad odor to it. Thankfully, Wyoming Republican Senator John Barrasso agrees, and a letter he wrote to Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm helped connect the dots.

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San Francisco’s Inequitable Concierge Police

Today marks the three-year anniversary of San Francisco Mayor London Breed’s media celebrated decision to reduce the city’s law enforcement budget by $120 million and redirect the funds to better serve the city’s African American community. Now some city officials want to bring back a security protection initiative from the lawless days of the Gold Rush that likely only the affluent can afford.

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Joe Biden’s Colossal Electric Vehicles Debacle

If Americans understood the billions of their taxpayer dollars the Biden Administration is squandering pursuing its failed EV policies, they might finally demand the competent political and corporate leadership that’s so desperately needed. The linked story is my attempt to generate some necessary collective anger.

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Mayor Pete’s and Scott Kirby’s Woeful Leadership

Americans willing to accept Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg and United CEO Scott Kirby remaining in their jobs must embrace the years of airline travel misery that awaits them.

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WOOD: THE BUD LIGHT OF GRAND RAPIDS TV

Grand Rapids, MI, has long had an outsized influence on America. It is my hope the city’s residents will make a national example of their NBC affiliate and boycott the station until anchor Michele DeSelms apologizes for unfairly dissing them as hate mongers who support gay discrimination.

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America: Where Democracy Shines for Rich Folks

Some thoughts on why Democracy in the U.S. shines brighter for the one percent; how Ford Motor Co. can leverage its legal prowess; and beware of the fire dangers of a Ford truck and a Jaguar electric SUV parked alongside each other.

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The Night the Lights Go Out in America

Americans have developed an expectation that when they flip a light switch, the lights come on. Thanks to Biden Administration policies and legislation in various states, Americans had best prepare themselves for repeated periods of blackouts.

On the reliable energy front, China’s citizens are being served much better.

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Hillary Clinton Undermined America’s Democracy

A critical revelation in the 305-page report issued by special prosecutor John Durham this week was that those who shouted the loudest Donald Trump was a major threat to America’s Democracy were the ones Americans should most fear.

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America’s Unsustainable Wealth Disparity

Some thoughts on America’s growing wealth disparity, why the reported looming bankruptcy of Envision Healthcare merits consideration for the return of guillotines, and the NHTSA’s demand for the recall of 67 million airbags manufactured by Tennessee-based ARC Automotive is potentially a very, very, big deal.

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