Category Archives: Communities @ The Washington Times

December 13

EPA planning to significantly reduce inspections and enforcement against worst polluters

The EPA is planning to significantly reduce the number of inspections and enforcement actions against polluters, saying too much enforcement mat discourage investments in innovation. Read my article in Communities @ The Washington Times: EPA planning to reduce inspections and enforcement for the next five years. Read EPA’s Proposal: here Comment before January 3, 2014, everyone […]

December 10

poll: Satanists petition to build monument on Oklahoma state capitol grounds

  Satanists petition to build monument on Oklahoma state capitol grounds.

December 06

EPA caves in to the petroleum industry, could cost taxpayers

EPA is proposing to reduce ethanol volumes mandated for transportation fuel in 2014. EPA caves to the petroleum industry, could cost taxpayers.

November 27

Want to increase your chances of seeing Comet ISON?

Check out this morning’s article with 10 suggestions on how best to get a glimpse of the “Comet of the Century”

November 23

I was tweeted by Shatner!

I was checking my Twitter feed today and realized that the amazing William Shatner tweeted my Comet ISON article! Thank you, Captain Kirk, you made my day! Who is up for some comet watching tonight? — William Shatner (@WilliamShatner) November 17, 2013 How cool is that?

November 16

So I’m kind of feeling like the eHarmony guy

When he says that it’s nice to get a love letter from time to time… It is really nice to get a rave review when you are least expecting it, and especially when it is from someone you really admire. dubbed my article about a nasty little scuffle between residents and cyclists in Alexandra, […]

Germany recognizes a third gender for intersex children

  As Germany becomes the first European country to recognize intersex indivuduals, many activists complain that the law does not go far enough and that does not address the real problems that the intersex community faces.  Read my piece at WTC: Germany recognizes a third gender for intersex children.    

July 24

8 reasons mosquitoes prefer some people over others

WASHINGTON, July 19, 2013 – For years scientists and researchers have been trying to explain why some people seem to get bitten by mosquitoes more often than others. Male mosquitoes do not feed on blood, but females need the protein in blood to produce eggs. “One in 10 people are highly attractive to mosquitoes,” says Jerry Butler, Ph.D., […]

July 20

Big Brother 15: Do we need to have a talk about the open racism?

WASHINGTON, July 18, 2013 – The racist, homophobic, and sexist atmosphere in CBS’s “Big Brother” house this season has led to two cast members losing their jobs. Even though the cast members are unaware of the general focus on race in the past week, their words and actions may be indicative of a conversation we all […]

July 19

On abortion, does Maryland have the right idea?

WASHINGTON, July 15, 2013 – The Texas abortion confrontation is emblematic of similar political battles taking place in over 29 states where new laws are forcing several abortion clinics to shut down. In light of the recent trial of Dr. Kermit Gosnell and other similar scandals, pro-life advocates claim that more stringent abortion laws are necessary […]