Tom Power

Commentary - August 12th, 2013
9:30 am
Tue August 13, 2013

Teaching and Learning in a Digital Information Age

Teaching and learning are under multiple pressures to make heavier use of the Internet’s vast capability to provide access to information and almost instantaneous communication to and from the most remote of locations.

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Commentary - July 29th, 2013
9:40 am
Tue July 30, 2013

“Fuel Treatments” of Our Forests: Does It Protect Us from Wildfire?

The drama and distress of wildfire season is upon us again: Fires sweeping towards homes, families hurriedly evacuating their homes; the constant buzz of fire retardant bombers, water-carrying helicopters, and spotter planes; and exhausted fire-fighters struggling up hill to try to contain a fire while other firefighters stand guard at our homes.

            This drama and distress always raises the question of whether there is something we could have done or should be doing that would better protect us against wildfires.

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Commentary - July 1, 2013
9:57 am
Wed July 3, 2013

Obama’s Climate Change Impact Test for the Keystone Pipeline

Both the proponents and opponents of the Keystone Pipeline were encouraged by President Obama’s recent statement that he would approve that pipeline as long as it did not “exacerbate” greenhouse gas emissions.

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Commentary June 3, 2013
9:53 am
Tue June 4, 2013

The Right to Bear Arms Against the Government

One of the interesting under-currents in the great American gun debate goes well beyond the right to self-defense against attacks on our person, family, or home. Instead it focuses on the need for the population to be significantly armed so that it can effectively rebel against a government that has become authoritarian and threatens our basic democratic rights and liberties.

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Commentary aired May 20, 2013
2:57 pm
Fri May 24, 2013

Government and the Decline in Violence

One source of the split among Americans on the issue of gun control has its roots in fundamentally different judgments about the legitimacy, trustworthiness, and reliability of government.

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