Max Schulz

Max Schulz is a writer in Texas.

Babe Ruth Day

 

On June 28, 1914, Gavrilo Princip burst from nowhere onto the international scene. His potshot at Archduke Franz Ferdinand on the streets of Sarajevo helped launch the Great War and everything else — industrial-scale slaughter, Soviet Communism, Hitler’s Third Reich — that would spring from it. Two weeks later, on the other side of the […]

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Bob Dylan Rocks

 

Interviewing Bob Dylan several years ago, Rolling Stone founder Jann Wenner kept badgering the legendary artist to admit that the world is going to seed and things look grim. Dylan demurred, asking Wenner just what he was getting at. “We seem to be hell-bent on destruction,” said Wenner, who then quizzed Dylan if he worried […]

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About Those Green Jobs…

 

In early October the federal government released its monthly employment statistics. The numbers were stunningly dismal. According to the Labor Department, the economy lost 263,000 jobs in September, and unemployment ratcheted up to nearly 10 percent. The jobs report included an additional bit of bad news: a revision of the numbers from March 2008 to […]

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Big Labor, Green Jobs

 

THE LAST FEW DECADES have not been kind to the folks who brought you the weekend. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, there are around 16 million Americans on union rolls today. That figure is fully two million fewer folks than were members of labor unions in 1983, an astounding stat considering there has […]

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Emptying Reservoirs in the Middle of a Drought

 

ANYONE DOUBTING THAT OUR nation’s environmental and economic policies can get seriously out of whack from time to time need only look to the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta. Located in California’s Central Valley, between the state’s capital city and Stockton, it is where the American, Mokelumne, Cosumnes, and Calaveras Rivers flow into the larger Sacramento […]

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The Color of Change Is Green

 

A mini-media controversy has erupted over conservative TV and radio show host Glenn Beck’s remarks that he thinks President Obama is racist. A black activist organization called Color of Change has led the charge for a boycott of Beck’s highly rated Fox News Channel program. This has led Beck to return fire at Color of […]

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Obama’s Nuclear Waste

 

President Obama claims he wants to transform America’s energy economy away from the fossil fuels that presently provide the lion’s share of our energy. He talks about investing tens of billions of dollars for renewable energy technology research and development and to create a “smart” electricity grid. He pushes for a costly cap-and-trade system, while […]

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Greenpeace Un-Moored

 

Who is Patrick Moore, and why do so many environmentalists hate him? Moore has been denounced as an “eco-Judas” and a shill for the timber and nuclear industries by prominent Canadian green activist David Suzuki. He is “a turncoat who supports many of the things we oppose,” according to a Greenpeace spokesman. He routinely is […]

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Bio-Fools

 

President Obama drew rave reviews for his unorthodox selection of Dr. Sanjay Gupta as the nation’s surgeon general. Not only is Dr. Gupta an accomplished neurosurgeon, but as CNN’s in-house doc he has also proven himself a bona fide celebrity. People magazine tagged him as one of 2003’s “Sexiest Men Alive,” and the swooning that […]

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Nuclear Recovery

 

(This review appears in the December 2008/January 2009 issue of The American Spectator.) Terrestrial Energy: How Nuclear Power Will Lead the Green Revolution and End America’s Energy Odyssey By William Tucker (Bartleby Press, 420 pages, $27.50) ONE CLEAR MEASURE OF of nuclear power’s rising fortunes is that both presidential candidates this year came out in […]

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