Small town America · The Unwinding of America · Trump

Coal mining and survival in Appalachia

This post is a review of an article in this week’s New Yorker Magazine titled “The Future of Coal Country”, by Eliza Griswold.  Here is a link to the original article.  All quotations in this post are from that article. The New Yorker article is mainly about Veronica Coptis, a local from Greene County, Pennsylvania…… Continue reading Coal mining and survival in Appalachia

Climate · Global Warming · Trump

Trump’s climate-change sociopathy

This post is a summary of an article titled “Trump’s climate-change sociopathy” by Jeffrey D. Sachs.  It appeared in Project Syndicate.  Here is a link to the complete article.  All quotations in this post are from Sachs’ article. Jeffrey D. Sachs is Professor of Sustainable Development and Professor of Health Policy and Management at Columbia…… Continue reading Trump’s climate-change sociopathy

The Unwinding of America · Trump · US Politics

America’s Broken Democracy

This is a review of the Project Syndicate article America’s Broken Democracy by Jeffrey D Sachs. Jeffrey D. Sachs, Professor of Sustainable Development and Professor of Health Policy and Management at Columbia University, is Director of Columbia’s Center for Sustainable Development and of the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network. His books include The End of…… Continue reading America’s Broken Democracy

Climate · Trump

Donald Trump’s Historic Mistake

This post is about an article in Project Syndicate titled Donald Trump’s Historic Mistake.  It was published June 1, 2017. Before I get into this article, I want to briefly tell you how good Project Syndicate, the site where the article appears, is. Project Syndicate is an international site that features what are probably the world’s best articles…… Continue reading Donald Trump’s Historic Mistake

Climate · Global Warming · Trump

Trump is rebuked around the world for withdrawing the US from the Paris climate accords.

On Thursday afternoon Donald Trump, speaking from the Rose Garden at the White House,  withdrew the US from the Paris climate-change accord.   And this morning, Friday morning, the news is full of US and world leaders and many top journalists rebuking Trump for the serious mistake he has just made. A roundup of some of the most…… Continue reading Trump is rebuked around the world for withdrawing the US from the Paris climate accords.