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Thursday News: Chinese Probe on Far Side of the Moon; Bolsonaro...

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by Lowell Here are a few national and Virginia news headlines, political and otherwise, for Thursday, January 3. Far side of the moon: China's Chang'e...

Wednesday News: Congress Back with No end to Shutdown in Sight;...

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by Lowell Here are a few national and Virginia news headlines, political and otherwise, for Wednesday, January 2. Regarding Willard "Mitt" Romney's op-ed, as former...

Monday News: Brazil Lurches to Far Right; “President Trump, you are...

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by Lowell Here are a few national and Virginia news headlines, political and otherwise, for Monday, October 29.  Far-right candidate Jair Bolsonaro wins presidential election...

Sunday News: “The Pittsburgh Suspect’s Internet of Hate”; Trump “Riling Up...

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by Lowell Here are a few national and Virginia news headlines, political and otherwise, for Sunday, October 28.  Brazil's Bolsonaro poised to win presidency in...

Saturday News: Obama Demolishes Trump; “Trump’s Party Is the Petri Dish...

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by Lowell Here are a few national and Virginia news headlines, political and otherwise, for Saturday, October 27.  Trump rejects calls to temper rhetoric: 'I...

Sunday News: “The Supreme Court’s legitimacy crisis is here”; “Supreme Court...

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by Lowell Here are a few national and Virginia news headlines, political and otherwise, for Sunday, October 7. Brazilians vote in tense presidential race led...

Obama and energy – the lack of a real policy

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It is a Saturday morning.   The school year is now official 3/4 complete.  Normally I would write something about school, about students, about teaching.  But this morning I read Derrick Jackson's column in the Boston Globe, It's still oil and nuclear power for Obama, and found my mind occupied by thoughts flowing from reading it.  The subtitle read "US sits idly by as other nations heavily invest in renewable power" and that perhaps explains why my mind is so occupied.

Others here are far more knowledgeable than am I on energy issues.  People like A Siegel, Jerome a Paris and Meteor Blades have been on this topic since before the first Yearly Kos convention in Las Vegas in 2006.  

This is an issue as important as any we face.   It certainly connects with my concerns about public education.

So this morning I find myself impelled to bring attention to Jackson's op ed, to explore the related issues, and if possible to make an argument as broadly as possible about why an appropriate national energy policy is of immediate and critical necessity.