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As a science writer in the 1970s, I first learned about climate change when interviewing researchers concerned about carbon dioxide building up in the atmosphere. Based on their studies, the researchers believed the gas could trap the sun’s rays and overheat the Earth. (see full story through below link)
Republicans continue to deny climate science even as record breaking storms are leaving a trail of death and destruction. Joni Ashbrook’s column in today’s Bastrop Advertiser points out the failure of recent Republican administrations to acknowledge and address the cause of both increased storm activity and intensity.
My writer friend Brad in Oklahoma has an idea for a book about President Donald Trump. Not a nonfiction tell-all. More like a Tom Clancy spy novel. Read full article at link below: http://www.statesman.com/news/local/commentary-russia-scandal-trump-ineptness-mean-putin-winning/6olQwbr5m1cUxHQ1ESK88N/
Bill McCann returns from a trip to Ireland with insight into how the United States is now seen by our friends and allies abroad.
Joni Ashbrook is a guest columnist for the Bastrop Advertiser. Follow link to full story –
A few days ago, you might have enjoyed the day off from work with a family barbecue or maybe you got a great deal on a mattress. Unfortunately, the meaning of Memorial Day has been lost to most of us, myself included. Memorial Day honors those who died fighting in a war. The day is intended to remind us of the sacrifice so many men and women gave to protect our freedoms here. Continue reading
Letter: America is not a business
Congratulations and Thanks are in order for local Democrat Bill McCann for his recent article on “bathroom bills” and the fake transgender crisis. Good job, Bill!
In case you missed the article in Thursday’s Bastrop Advertiser edition, it is re-published below.
CONSERVATIVES PLAY TRANSGENDER CON GAME
The conservative con is on again.
This time it’s about bathrooms. Actually, it’s not really about bathrooms. It’s about conservative extremists creating a fake crisis over transgender people using public bathrooms in order to pass laws to discriminate against citizens who are lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender… Continue to full article
Local Democrat, Bill McCann, was recently published in the Bastrop Advertiser on the Paris Climate Change Agreement!
…Despite overwhelming evidence that humans are responsible for climate change by burning fossil fuels, the energy giants, backed by their minions in Congress, have done a good PR job of creating doubt. The PR effort is similar to what the cigarette companies did for decades to dispute the health hazards of smoking…
Local Democrat, Bill McCann was published this week in the Bastrop Advertiser for speaking truth to power and drawing attention to the alleged criminal activity from Texas’ Attorney General.
Attorney General Paxton needs to act like state’s top lawyer
There is an unseemly odor wafting through Austin. It’s coming straight from the office of Attorney General Ken Paxton. So far the stench has largely been ignored by Republican leaders and by the tea party Texans who helped elect him.
Signs of problems were there before Paxton took office. When running for Attorney General in 2014, he was fined $1,000 by the Texas State Securities Board for soliciting investment clients without being registered, as state law requires.
In August 2015, seven months after he took office, Paxton was indicted by a grand jury in Collin County on two criminal counts of securities fraud and one count of failure to register as a securities agent.
… Read full article here.