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Black October: The Murder of Turk Scott

In 1973, the movie, “Magnum Force,” came out. It was a huge hit with the public. It featured Clint Eastwood as the iconic San Francisco cop, “Dirty Harry.” The flick’s theme dealt with “vigilante justice.” It involved a group of […]

Black October: The Murder of Turk Scott

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In 1973, the movie, “Magnum Force,” came out. It was a huge hit with the public. It featured Clint Eastwood as the iconic San Francisco cop, “Dirty Harry.” The flick’s theme dealt with “vigilante justice.” It involved a group of […]

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How to Save Energy in America

Extracted from That Should Still Be Us: How Thomas Friedman’s Flat World Myths are Keeping Us Flat on Our Backs by Martin Sieff.   Our use of oil is wasteful and stupid.

Exposing the Fantasies of Green Energy

(Extracted fromThat Should Still Be Us by Martin Sieff - Available from amazon.com) President George W. Bush spent his eight years in office investing $13 billion in the development of

‘Roots of Steel’ a gripping story of Bethlehem Steel in Sparrows Point

"You are a little harder when you come out of a steel mill than when you went in." - Austin McLelland,  a Sparrows Point  retiree,  who was one of 45

Honest work: A look at the role of our work and our employers in our lives

In The Working Life: The Promise and Betrayal of Modern Work (2001), Joanne Ciulla takes readers on a journey through history to explore the nature and meaning of work,

‘A New Kind of Science’ is a decade old

Stephen Wolfram is celebrating the tenth anniversary of A New Kind of Science this year – but is anyone else? Science promised nothing less than a revolution in the way

In praise of introverts

I’ve never been a fan of “self-help” and “how-to-be-happy” books. It’s not just that when I’ve looked at them they’ve struck me as glib and overly “feel-good.” It’s also

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