'Current Affairs' Archive

Letter to a ‘Constitutionalist’

April 16th, 2011 / Current Affairs / 11 comments

The following is excerpted from messages I exchanged with an acquaintance who calls herself a 'Constitutionalist:' When I hear "Constitutionalist," it ...

How are Energy and Water Related?

April 9th, 2011 / Current Affairs, Energy Transition, Science / 18 comments

The Energy Philosopher Episode 2: All thermal power plants require generous amounts of water, and become less efficient in hot weather. ...

The Energy Philosopher

March 29th, 2011 / Current Affairs, Energy Transition / 23 comments

I've started a new YouTube channel called The Energy Philosopher where I'll be posting short video segments discussing ...

Death of the Light Bulb, Protectionism, Immigration

October 7th, 2010 / Current Affairs, Newswire / 29 comments

LED Lighting Guide: The Death of the Light Bulb The incandescent lamp should be called the "heat bulb" not light bulb, since it is capable of a maximum 10% efficiency, ...

Democracy Doesn’t Work In Impoverished Nations

September 16th, 2009 / Books, Current Affairs, Newswire / 24 comments

America's got to end its deadly devotion to democracy via Christian Science Monitor Democracy is a messy business, even in wealthy countries. One look at the Tea Party demonstrations proves ...

Are They Really Trying To Ban Divorce?

September 14th, 2009 / Current Affairs, Humor, Newswire, Religion / 8 comments

Apparently emboldened by the success of Prop. 8, it seems California religious nutters are now gathering signatures to put an initiative to ban divorce on the ballot in 2010. I still can't ...

Limbaugh Can Dish It Out…

May 11th, 2009 / Celebrities, Current Affairs, Newswire / 6 comments

The right is in a holy froth because President Obama laughed at a joke by Wanda Sykes saying she hoped Rush Limbaugh's kidneys would fail. Drudge immediately picked up the ...