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 By Don C. Brunell    Opinion 

Diversity in America's military

Diversity in the ranks has been the lifeline of our all-volunteer military, but it wasn’t always that way. As we celebrate Veterans Day, we ought to be thankful for all of the men... — Updated 11/19/2020

 By Don C. Brunell    Opinion

President uses rare order to break China's hammerlock on critical metals

To the average American, China’s control of the world production, processing technology and stockpile of critical metals is not their concern. However, to our military and... — Updated 11/5/2020

 By Don C. Brunell    Opinion

Coronavirus stimulates RV sales and rentals

Interestingly, while restaurants and airlines continue to be clobbered by the coronavirus, recreational vehicle (RV) sales and rentals are taking off. People have switched their... — Updated 10/15/2020

 By Don C. Brunell    Opinion

Virus compounds recycling calamity

What happens in China, doesn’t always stay in China. We learned that a couple of years ago when the Chinese stopped buying massive volumes of the world’s used paper, plastics... — Updated 9/28/2020

 By Don C. Brunell    Opinion

Time again to revisit forest management

Not only is the world in the grasp of the COVID-19 pandemic, but America’s western wildlands are burning up as well. Gov. Gavin Newsom told reporters California has a dual... — Updated 9/22/2020

 By Don C. Brunell    Opinion

Better forest management could fix problems

Not only is the world in the grasp of the COVID-19 pandemic, but America’s western wildlands are burning up, as well. California Gov. Gavin Newsom told reporters his state has a... — Updated 9/14/2020

 By Don C. Brunell    Opinion

Colder weather could further chill restaurant recovery

Sunny summer weather helped restaurant owners and workers recover after they were broadsided by the coronavirus pandemic last March. However, as fall morphs into winter and diners... — Updated 9/1/2020

 By Don C. Brunell    Opinion

New nuclear needs solution inclusion

Our environmental quality strategy must be encompassing and not just focus on climate change. If Americans are to receive all of their electricity without coal and natural gas by... — Updated 8/25/2020

 By Don C. Brunell    Opinion

Good news would make 'Scoop' Jackson happy

That actually happened in the course of the last month. The result would undoubtedly please the legendary U.S. Senator Henry ”Scoop” Jackson (D-WA) – the master problem solver... — Updated 8/17/2020

 By Don C. Brunell    Opinion

Like Poland, America needs change

On July 4, 1975, America proudly celebrated its Bicentennial as the world’s greatest nation while Poland was a suppressed Soviet satellite state. Poles had no right to free... — Updated 7/10/2020

 By Don C. Brunell    Opinion

Washington must change to stay on top

In early June, the financial website WalletHub released its rankings of “Best and Worse State Economies” and Washington led the field of 51 as best by a healthy margin.... — Updated 7/1/2020

 By Don C. Brunell    Opinion

Business, coronavirus must co-exist

By now, it is apparent that, barring a miracle, a cure for COVID-19 will not happen soon; however, to make it a condition of removing the economic lockdown would be a catastrophic m... — Updated 5/21/2020

 By Don C. Brunell    Opinion

Truckers keeping stores open during quarantine

As we get deeper into the COVID-19 pandemic, we are finding more Americans to thank. Until recently, truckers have been behind the scenes just doing their jobs, but join the list... — Updated 4/23/2020

 By Don C. Brunell    Opinion

Guest Column

If you think the run on toilet paper is just an American thing, think again. On March 10, Business Insider (BI) reported: “The spread of the coronavirus has brought with it... — Updated 3/19/2020

 By Don C. Brunell    Opinion

The Colorado River water problems are worsening

Last week, we visited the Grand Canyon National Park in northern Arizona. It is part of our National Parks “bucket list.” The trip was a real eye-opener. The Canyon is... — Updated 2/27/2020


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