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Rule of Thumb for 2017: If You and I Care About It, It’s a Political Non-Starter

Since its inception coming up on eight years ago, 2GreenEnergy has attempted to sort out the issues that affect our civilization’s replacement of fossil fuels with renewables, and this, as we made clear at the start, encompasses the interactivity between






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What Constitutes Evil?

A frequent commenter notes that he believes Trump is evil, and that his supporters are as well.  Here’s a brief conversation on the subject: Craig: I wouldn’t say they’re evil, any more than I would say that about the Germans






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Is the Trump Administration Embracing Renewable Energy?

Gary Tulie sent me this piece in Cleantechnica, which posits that the Trump administration is becoming bullish on renewable energy (not a bad name for a book) and bearish on coal. I honestly don’t know what to make of this.






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At This Horrific Point in U.S. History, Too Many Bright Americans Are Toeing the Line

A friend who missed our 40-year reunion (at Trinity College in Hartford, CT) asked for my observations on the event.  I responded: Here’s something worth mentioning:






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President Trump Nominates One of My School Chums General Counsel to the U.S. Department of Energy

David Jonas was a year behind me (and several rungs ahead of me on the tennis ladder) when we attended the William Penn Charter School, an independent, K-12, Quaker institution in Philadelphia in the early 1970s. Now, President Trump has






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Dialogue with a Reader on Trump

Re: the Trump presidency and his possible removal from office, a reader asks: Good grief, do you guys ever give up? Will you spend the next 1000 days, eagerly awaiting the fulfillment of your fantasy? I realize you don’t like






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Some People Say Trump Can’t Be Removed–Regardless

A friend sent me this piece, suggesting that Trump is impervious to justice actions, and cannot be removed from office, regardless of what he’s done in the past or will do in the future.






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Where Trump Is Taking the Country; Where the Country Is Taking Trump

A commenter suggests that Trump may be sincere about a great number of issues, and that he’s willing to be persuaded by new points of view.  He concluded by asking what happened to the 2GE Alerts (newsletters).






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On the Term “Deplorables”

Not only was referring to Trump supporters as “deplorables” the most egregious political error in the history of humankind, it’s actually horrifically unfair. Imagine that you’re an under-educated and semi-skilled white guy, working long and hard hours in the “heartland,”






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More on Trump’s Impact on the U.S. Economy

In the discussion we have running here following my post “Trump’s Impact on the U.S. Economy Has Lots of Interesting Turns and Twists,” we get into the concept of ideology and what it means to be an ideologue.  Apparently, this






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