George W. Bush, Former President of the United States of America: We are gathered in the cause of liberty at this unique moment. Great democracies face new and serious threats – yet seem to be losing confidence in their calling and competence. Economic, political and national security challenges proliferate, and they are made worse by the tendency to turn inward. The health of the democratic spirit itself is at issue. And the renewal of that spirit is the urgent task at hand. ... ... How do we begin to encourage a new, 21st century American consensus on behalf of democratic freedom and free markets? That’s the question I posed to scholars at the Bush Institute. Pete Wehner and Tom Melia have answered with their “The Spirit of Liberty: At Home, In The World,” a Call to Action paper.
Keeping the lights on at America's Nuclear Power Plants (Jeremy Carl, David Fedor, Hoover Institution) USofA27.Aug.2017
Jeremy Carl, David Fedor, Hoover Institution: "Retaining America’s leading role in commercial nuclear energy is vital to our national security. Our leading position as a nuclear power generator allows us to also lead in shaping the non-proliferation order that protects our security.”
SC utilities halt work on 2 NPs dimmiing prospects for nuclear (Steven Mufson, Washington Post) USofA31.Jul.2017
Steven Mufson, Washington Post: The long quest to revive America’s nuclear power industry suffered a crippling setback when two South Carolina utilities halted construction on a pair of reactors that were once expected to showcase a modern design for a new age of nuclear power built at the V.C. Summer Nuclear Station. The project has been plagued by billions of dollars of cost overuns, stagnant demand for electricity, competition from cheap natural gas plants ... ..., and the bankruptcy of Westinghouse Electric, the lead contractor and the designer of the AP1000 reactor that was supposed to be the foundation of a smarter, cheaper generation of nuclear power plants.
An American's three month bicycle tour through Europe in the 1950s (Elizabetth Cook Rostermundt) USofA17.Dec.2016
Elizabeth Cook Rostermundt's three month bicycle tour of Europe in the 1950s was an amazing discovery for a young American and an interesting view of history only about ten years after the most horrific war of all time, WW II. We post this story mainly because it points to recovery from massive war crimes and tremendous suffering and on to making a better world. It is the story of a young woman who was not close to the suffering as she enjoyed the beauty and people of Europe on the road to recovery.