Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Earth Day 2009: Related Posts


In honor of Earth Day, I have two new posts on Suite101. First, learn about three ways you can help reduce energy demand (and save money). Also, there has been a debate recently about Obama's plan for a cap-and-trade system to reduce carbon emissions. Some have proposed a carbon tax as an alternative. Learn about the difference and see my position, Cap-and-Trade Versus Carbon Tax.

Here are some of my favorite previous posts on the environment and energy conservation.
  1. Faux Environmentalism
  2. Faux Environmentalism, Part II
  3. Abandon Daylight Savings to Conserve Energy

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Suite 101: Continuity in the Obama Administration


Is the Obama presidency one of change or continuity?  In a previous post I predicted before the election that, "Liberals would likely be surprised, and upset, at how conservative an Obama presidency would be."  It looks as though this prediction has come true in three areas--faith-based initiatives, gun control, and education.  I explain why in a post for Suite101.com, Continuity in the Obama Administration.

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Suite 101: 3 Posts on US Government Basics

  1. The Differences Between the House and Senate
  2. Who Leads Political Parties?
  3. The Difference Between the Deficit and the Debt

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

I.O.U.S.A.

The following is a shortened version of the documentary I.O.U.S.A. It explains some of the problems with our current budget deficits, national debt, and entitlement spending. It was filmed with the support of the Concord Coalition. The full documentary is available on DVD.

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Suite101: Writing with Clarity and Precision

Clarity and precision are necessary components of a good academic essay.  Visit my Suite101 post for my advice on how to do this well.  You will also find some useful links on writing there.

Are there any websites that you go to for writing advice?  Let me know in the comments.