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Biden’s Energy Knife Has Several Blades

Texas Turbine Field, 2021

Biden’s high gas prices are helping for Putin’s war

By Larry Fedewa, Ph.D.

(Washington D.C., June 30, 2022) From some observers’ view, the neat thing about the American President’s “kill the American fossil fuel industry” policy is that it cuts several ways.The most obvious is that the ever-rising prices of fossil fuels for our transportation, agriculture, and hospitality industries force Americans to get serious about alternative sources of energy.A

Also, but not least, is that fact that, with the US essentially out of the natural gas market, Russia is now able to finance its war on Ukraine with funds paid for its energy by foreign importers including the United States and its NATO allies – in spite of their official embargo.

A typical NATO scenario was played out during last week’s G7 meeting in Germany. On Wednesday French President Macron proudly announced a late-night agreement by the 27 members of the European Union that paves the way for petrol and diesel-powered cars to be banned from the EU market by 2035, among a host of measures to chart Europe’s course to zero carbon emissions.

Unfortunately, Mr. Macron also bore bad news which he “whispered” to President Biden apparently unaware of the close presence of the press. in front of Mr. Biden. The news was that oil production capacity of the United Arab Emirates was at capacity and Saudi Arabia nearly so. Apparently, Macron was appealing to Biden to resume America’s energy production.

So much for 2035!

While the Biden disciples are pleased with his success in strangling America’s energy output, many others are very critical of his policies. His attempts to blame the industry he is attempting to destroy for the inflation in gasoline prices ring increasingly hallow and self-serving in the minds of the public.

More and more people are beginning to understand that the foundation of our entire economy is fossil fuels – diesel for trucks, trains and ships, gasoline for automobiles, propane for farms, fertilizers for agriculture, and aviation kerosene for airplanes – to name some of the most common uses. No one is against the development and deployment of alternative fuels. As the technology develops so will the use of these elements. But not yet.

The controversial Heartland Institute reports some sobering facts about the US purchases of Russian energy in an analysis of United States Energy Administration data, to wit:

  • America sends Russia $74 Million per day for oil imports or $2.22 billion per month.
  • America imported 24 percent more oil from Russia in 2021 than in 2020.
  • 36 percent of Russia’s government budget comes from oil export revenue.

The bedrock dogma of Biden and his fellow travelers is the danger of Global Warming. This evolution of nature, they believe, threatens the entire planet and the survival of all who currently dwell on it. It would be like an Ice Age in reverse. Instead of arable land being lost under tons of ice, it would be lost under expanding oceans, burning heat and impossible conditions for human survival.

There are only two problems with this prediction: 1) no actions of human beings have been proven to affect the weather in any way; and 2) there is no evidence that there have been any changes in earth’s rotating weather patterns which have not been recorded in the past. Records show that over time the weather has entered into mildly distinct cycles. In other words, there is no science to prove that the bedrock dogma is anything more than a pipe dream.Of course, the true believers will dispute this conclusion, but objective, level-headed climatologists have long ago proven that these fantasies are matters of faith, not reason.

So, we come back to the USA in 2022. We are currently helping to finance Russia’s latest war of expansion, bound to be followed if successful, by more such battles in the pattern of Adolph Hitler in the 1930’s. Add China’s similar adventures in the Pacific theater and the scope of America’s danger begins to take shape.

If we don’t change our energy policies in time, we face the slow disintegration of the US economy, accompanied by defeat in a war in which we will have financed the enemy with our own money. 34333

That will be a future far worse than global warming — and far more likely.


© 2022 Richfield Press, LLC. All rights reserved


Father’s Day is here – for some…


Two generations without fathers in whole segments of our society have taught us a lot

By Larry Fedewa, Ph.D.

(Washington DC, June 9,2022) Cedarwood Stables is the name of the Fedewa horse farm. We have a small staff of horse lovers who care for our horses on a daily basis. They are mostly youngsters in their first job, as many consider careers in the equestrian industry as veterinarians, trainers, jockeys, or other specialties. For the most part they are high school seniors or college students on their summer break from school. This means that we experience a significant shuffle of personnel at the end of the school year (graduation) and the end of the summer. So, we usually drop an ad in the right places during the summer.

You can imagine my surprise when one of the respondents was a building contractor who came for an interview with his 12-year-old daughter. He explained that his daughter had expressed interest in horses, but he didn’t know anything about horses. So, when he saw our ad, he thought this job would be a great way to gain an understanding and familiarity with horses without having to make a financial investment. Since his daughter, Tatum, was too young to become an employee herself, he decided to take a minimum wage job with limited hours and learn how to work with horses while at the same time his daughter could learn right alongside him. I was very impressed by this father’s dedication to his daughter. I immediately accepted his offer and went on to watch his enthusiastic participation in our training sessions and the progress his little daughter made as she worked with Dad and horses.

This Dad gave the most generous gift to his child that was available to him. One could see his daughter’s self-confidence and sharp intelligence and all the evidence that she would continue to develop into a strong and loving woman.

No one needs to tell Tatum that fathers are needed.

Unfortunately, ‘There is a crisis in America,” according to the U. S. Census Bureau (2020 Report), “19.7 million children, more than 1 in 4, live without a father in the home. Consequently, there is a “father factor” in nearly all of the societal ills facing America today. Research shows when a child is raised in a father-absent home, he or she is affected in the following ways:

  • 4x greater risk of poverty
  • 7x more likely to become pregnant as a teen
  • More likely to have behavior problems, face abuse and neglect, 
  • More likely to  abuse drugs and alcohol
  • More likely to commit a crime and go to prison
  • 2x more likely to suffer obesity,
  • 2x more likely to drop out of school
  • 2x more likely to suffer infant mortality.”

Equally distressing is the adult population which have fatherless family backgrounds. They constitute many of the crowds which today threaten our society, from impaired health to impaired lives – the homeless, the imprisoned, the rioters, the ill, the suicides, and the shooters.

The economic impact of this breakdown of the family as an American institution is enormous. The first and foremost goal of every individual American and every institution as well as our secular religion is freedom – personal freedom and social freedom. There are two aspects to freedom: freedom from and freedom for. We work hard to attain a measure of freedom from illness, ignorance, oppression, and poverty, in order to achieve freedom for opportunities and ultimately some measure of happiness – or, as the Constitution puts it: “life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.”

How tragic it is, then, for so many of our children to grow to adulthood with all the handicaps of a broken family. They are burdened with enormous obstacles to a successful life through no fault of their own, through anti-social customs into which they were born, and which surround them as they seek to survive. Their tragedy also burdens the rest of us who suffer from the lack of their talents and efforts and who instead must support them with our own labor and earning power.

Father’s Day is meant to be a recognition of the value of each of our fathers to us as individuals and as members of a family. It is also the day to remember those to whom fatherhood is strange and unknown. It is a day to look at our own fatherhood, at our sons and daughters, and take stock of the job we are doing.

There is an increasing number of stories about how the recent “stay-at-home” experience presented an occasion for many fathers to forge new bonds with their children, using the time away from work to get more familiar with each of their children. Perhaps lessons were learned.

The most important lesson is that all children need attention. This is sometimes a difficult goal to achieve for a busy parent whose job requires the utmost effort and focus. The parent whose personal lifestyle demands his or her full attention for sports or parties or the like needs a change in priorities.

Parenting is perhaps the most important role in our life, certainly in terms of our legacy to the world in the person of each child whose care we were privileged to provide. Our influence as well as our genes will usually live on in the generations to follow. As a father, we taught our sons how to live. Like us, they may modify the values we practiced, but our example will always remain their standard – for better or worse. Men make up half of humanity. The beginning point for our daughters in their understanding of the men they will meet in their lives will always be the man who raised them – again for better or worse

A father casts a very long shadow – our job is to make that a good and happy shadow.

Happy Father’s Day!


© 2022 Richfield Press, LLC.  All rights reserved.


My Personal State of the Union: Short Term Dangerous, Long Term Positive

Hi Everybody,

I am pleased to announce that my “Resistance Hour” video podcast is now available each week on my website. We are working on making the live broadcast available also. Meanwhile here is a sample of the new broadcast:

This column concludes my series on the Biden presidency at least for now. This is my own “State of the Union”.


Currently Dismal but redemption is in sight

By Larry Fedewa, Ph.D.

(Washington DC, February 16, 2022) The current state of the Union is: “surrounded by actual and potential disasters”:

·       9.7% inflation (PPI),

·       southern border sins against humanity,

·       worst urban crime wave in history,

·       World War III threats in Europe, Middle East, and Taiwan Strait,

·       downgraded military readiness, and

·       perceived abuse of federal and state government powers related to COVID19 and K-12 education as well as

·       enemy infiltration of Higher Education

– to name the most obvious.

It is hard to believe that most of these situations have occurred because of actions taken in a single year by the current administration. So, one could say that the state of the union is rather dismal.

Yet there is hope. Keep Reading

Biden’s Tantrums leading the USA to War

Obsession with reversal of Trump policies proving disastrous

By Larry Fedewa, Ph.D.

(Washington DC, January 29, 2022) On 30 September 1938, British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain joined France and Italy in the Munich Agreement which pledged that these countries would not interfere with Germany’s annexation of the Sudeten section of Czechoslovakia, which was inhabited by ethnic Germans.

This treaty became known as the “Munich Betrayal” because it violated mutual defense treaties signed in 1924 and 1925 by France and Czechoslovakia. Subsequent events showed that this treaty simply allowed Adolph Hitler the additional time he needed to conquer Europe one victim at a time. Eventually, he turned on Britain as well. For those reasons, Neville Chamberlain’s name has become synonymous with “appeaser”, “coward” and “naïve”.

In 2022, Joseph Biden is facing a similar dilemma. Russia and China are both asserting the same claim that Hitler used as an excuse to begin his invasion of most of Europe, namely, the ethnic heritage of the target countries. To date, Biden, like Barack Obama, seems inclined to imitate Chamberlain rather than Churchill.

The irony is that Biden himself has created this dilemma. His predecessor had implemented a set of solutions aimed at avoiding the very problems Biden is now facing. Underlying all of these problems is the Bidens’ lack of understanding that many actions taken in governing the homeland have foreign policy consequences as well. Biden and his cohorts appear to be living in a little bubble. Keep Reading

The Biden Mystery

Hi Everybody,

It has been a while since I have sent you a column, but I am resuming my column on a periodic basis. The current trends in the American government are simply too important to leave unexamined.

I am still on the radio each week at 7-8 pm ET for “The Resistance Hour ” co-hosted with my colleague, Tom Donelson. Best heard via telephone at 1.646.929.0130.

For more columns and other writings and appearances (see below).


The growing mystery of the Bidden Administration: Who is the puppet master?

By Dr. Larry Fedewa (Washington D.C., August 30, 2021)
The withdrawal of all American troops from Afghanistan was the final move in the ghastly ballet featuring the surrender by the President of the United States of America to the victorious Taliban in the Afghan War, which we have been fighting for 20 years.
More and more Americans are wondering just who is actually directing the policies of this Administration. Many observers question the mental capacity of this President to launch so many varied Executive Orders in so many different areas as he has in the first eight months of his term.
Personally, I would never reach such a diagnosis about anyone whom I had never even met in person, and never examined, tested and validated both his physical and mental condition. And then, I would be bound to confidentiality. These TV-based, off-the-cuff, amateur proclamations of Joseph Biden’s condition are, in my estimation, spurious, worthless and harmful.
I do not need to impute to Mr. Biden mental or age-related deficiencies in order to arrive at an answer to the question of who is actually making the decisions of the Administration. I don’t really care. What I do know is that this President has done more harm to “the land that I love” in six months than any president in my lifetime.
Consider some highlights:
1.     He has surrendered Afghanistan to the Taliban under conditions that are beyond stupid, careless or impetuous. They are evil. The implications for America’s standing in the world are breathtakingly significant (e.g. How would you like to be Taiwan today?)
2.    He has virtually killed America’s energy industry, putting the USA at the mercy of Russia and OPEC, and reopened the troubles of the Middle East, not only for us but also for Israel and America’s Arab allies – this after the “impossible peace” had finally been achieved.
3.    By reversing the resignation from the Paris Accord, he has committed the USA to basically funding the world’s absurd attempt to regulate Nature’s climate cycles.
4.    His resumption of Obama’s Iran policies has re-ignited the rise of global terrorism on the Shia side of Islam and the resurgence of Al Qaeda in Afghanistan will revive from the dead the Sunni equivalent. Another attempted 9/11 is virtually assured.
5.    Finally (so far) perhaps the most insidious of all is the conditions at the southern border, with its inhumane living conditions, criminal trafficking, and expansion of drugs and criminals throughout the USA.
Whoever has used the power of elected office to execute such activities clearly hates our country and is attempting to transform it into something more like Nazi Germany or Soviet Russia than the America of our hopes and dreams. This is a multi-faceted, multi-layer attack. There are not likely to be so many fanatics in so many areas of expertise in a single political movement, Political movements tend to be concentrated on a few specific ideas.

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What the hell is going on?


Amy Coney Barrett sworn in by Chief Justice John Roberts as husband watches (2020)


Where is AG Barr? Where is the FBI?

By Larry Fedewa, Ph.D.

(Washington DC, December 6, 2020) Pardon us if we are a little confused regarding the current status of the 2020 election results. We have been saying all along that we are dedicated to following the rule of law. Now, however, we are watching all levels of the Judiciary —  who personify the law in the USA – rejecting what appears to many of us as highly suspicious behavior on the part of the vote counters. Some without even hearing the evidence of the plaintiff. These rejections are north of 60 cases, at all levels of the judiciary from Circuit courts to federal appellate courts.

What is going on? And where are the chief law enforcement organizations, the Justice Department and the FBI, who should be leading the investigations into allegations of monumental crimes of election fraud? Instead of leading the search for truth, they are nowhere to be found. Attorney General William Barr, thought to be a non-partisan pillar of integrity, ducks out of his responsibilities by saying that his department could find no crimes which would change the outcome of the election. This without citing any such investigatory efforts. Keep Reading

Giving Thanks in the midst of political strife. . .

“Patience: (noun):  the ability to bear provocation, annoyance, misfortune, or pain, without complaint, loss of temper, irritation, or the like; an ability or willingness to suppress restlessness or annoyance when confronted with delay” (Wikipedia).


By Larry Fedewa, Ph.D.

(Washington, DC, November 24, 2020) Here we are: The fate of the nation is at stake; we wait helplessly as the wheels of justice slowly begin to turn, triggering a breathlessness in our chests, and the waiting goes on. And then along comes Thanksgiving, exhorting us to give thanks!

“For what?” we think – “for the biggest mess since the presidential election of 1824, when the House elected John Quincy Adams instead of the more popular Andrew Jackson. You gotta be kidding!!”

We are totally dependent for a legitimate outcome on other people. I, personally, have not interviewed a single person who claims fraud or innocence, nor have 99% of the general population. We are totally dependent on the word of others, with no means of validating their claims. That is, of course, the responsibility of the Judiciary – the slowest process in politics.

So, with no other choice, we take another look at giving thanks. Surprisingly, there is a great deal of food for thought in that direction. First, we can give thanks for living in a country which allows such fundamental disputes to be decided peacefully. We can be thankful that there is in fact a chance for every citizen to express a choice for all the individuals who will exercise power over our lives, as well vote for that choice. We can be thankful that the nation cares enough about protecting the right to have each citizen’s vote be counted to go through a harrowing trial such as this year’s election results.

There are other life experiences also which merit our gratitude. High on this list is the fact that the American culture we live in so values personal freedom that it is the hallmark of our political identity. Americans will tolerate intrusions on their personal liberty — as the COVID lockdowns have recently demonstrated – but only so far, as the “recovery” has also proven. This is not a virtue won by anyone now living. but rather one which was formed and passed down to us by our elders. Our contribution is to adapt our freedom to contemporary conditions and to pass on an updated sense of our national treasure to those who come after us.

Yes, giving thanks is good for the soul (and the blood pressure!)

Happy Thanksgiving, everybody!


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“It ain’t over till it’s over!” (Yogi Berra)

Let the rule of law prevail

By Larry Fedewa, Ph.D.

(Washington DC, November 8, 2020) This is a difficult time for Trump supporters. The unofficial, unelected, arrogant news media took it upon themselves to declare Joe Biden the 46th president of the United States, thereby confusing a lot of people by giving them the impression that this election is over.

That is nor true. Nothing official has changed between noon and 6 pm on November 7, 2020. Until the recounts and investigations with their resulting lawsuits have been settled, THERE ARE NO WINNERS OF THE 2020 ELECTIONS. The nominal deadline for the official announcement of the winner is December 14, 2020, when all electors are due to cast their votes. But they will not do so if there are unresolved legal actions pending.

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