Author Archives: Steve Maley

Notes on Genealogy: What do Martin van Buren and Hillary Clinton Have in Common?

So I’ve been working on my family tree on and off for about 20 years. My Dad had an interest and that got me started; an abundance of internet resources made research easy. At this point I know some information … Continue reading

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Unwoke Advice for Climate Change Kids

Students gather in Columbus Circle in New York for a student-led protest, part of many school climate strikes around the world, against a lack of action on climate issues and to raise awareness about climate change. (Justin Lane/EPA-EFE/Shutterstock, as published … Continue reading

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Senator Warren knows better than Presidents Nixon, Ford, Carter, Reagan, Bush I, Clinton, Bush II, and Obama

U.S. Presidents from Nixon through Obama repeated it like a mantra: “America needs to reduce our dependence on foreign oil.” Jimmy Carter called the energy crisis “the moral equivalent of war.” Even President Obama, no fan of oil and gas, … Continue reading

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Tell Me Again Why You’re an Anti-Fracker?

So, you embrace the “Progressive” energy agenda. You’re all in for the Green New Deal despite its fanciful call for quitting fossil fuels by 2030. You support renewable energy mandates. You protest fracking and new energy pipeline infrastructure. Carbon tax? … Continue reading

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.@Sen_JoeManchin for POTUS …

… or at least, for the Democratic nomination. A serious, centrist Democrat should be able to make a play for the blue collar Dems who put Donald Trump in office. Repudiation of the Green New Deal would not only differentiate … Continue reading

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Old-School King of the NFL, Part II

(A followup to this post, after having a few days to ruminate on it.) According to these guys, half of all NFL games are decided by 8 points or fewer. That means at least half of all games are potentially … Continue reading

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They’ve taken a game of inches and turned it into a game of millimeters.

I love football, but I’m old school. If it were up to me, games would still end in ties (after four quarters), quarterbacks would be treated as if they were football players, and there would be no instant replay. The game … Continue reading

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Fact-Checking @WashingtonPost’s Outrageous and Unsubstantiated Claim: ‘Taylor Energy’s Oil Spill Rivals BP’

Photo caption: An aerial image of an oil slick in the Gulf of Mexico, taken on April 28, 2018. (Oscar Garcia-Pineda) WaPo Headline: A 14-year-long oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico verges on becoming one of the worst in U.S. history … Continue reading

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I’ve found my Muse.

Terpsichore. My liberal-artsy friends may have learned that it rhymes with “hickory”, but in New Orleans it’s pronounced “TURP-si-kor”. Terpsichore is one of a series of streets in the Lower Garden District named for the Greek Muses. Terpsichore is the … Continue reading

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Everything I need to know about polls I learned in Junior High

It’s funny how some episodes from your past stick in your memory, while more significant ones don’t. In ninth grade, all students were asked to complete a written survey on the topic of alcohol and drugs. We were told that … Continue reading

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