Katrina and the Oil Spill

June 13th, 2010

By Tom Carter Hurricane Katrina and the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico are very different kinds of disasters.  However, there’s one glaring similarity — both showed that government can’t do everything.  Sometimes it can’t do very much at all.  At best it’s reactive, especially in the face of large-scale natural disasters.  At worst […]


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Hollywood to the Rescue

June 9th, 2010

By Tom Carter Any time there’s a disaster with lots of cameras around and a chance to promote ultra-leftist ideas, we can expect the Hollywood elites to show up saying and doing stupid things.  They were out in force for Hurricane Katrina, and a number of them showed up for the Haiti earthquake, but they […]


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Al Underwater

June 6th, 2010

By Larry Ennis The great BP oil spill that is destroying the Gulf Coast brought back some old memories. When I was a young man one of my heroes was a gentleman named Al Hanson. Al, his wife Norma, and their daughter Jeanie were our neighbors. We lived in a small suburb of Avalon, California. Avalon […]


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Smoke or Fire?

June 1st, 2010

By Larry Ennis Sometimes it’s almost scary how things suddenly fall into place. Of course a lot of these magic moments depend on your perspective and may not be all that enlightening to others. One such moment occurred recently when a discussion came about here on Opinion Forum about a piece by Dr. Jim Taylor […]


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The True Evil of the Oil Companies

May 9th, 2010

By Brianna Aubin On the recommendation of a Jacobs Technology employee I met at a space conference in 2008, I read Jared Diamond’s Collapse a couple of years ago.  Since I’d already read his book Guns, Germs, and Steel independently of this engineer’s recommendation and found it a fascinating read, it didn’t really take much […]


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