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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.


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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

ANNOUNCEMENT (December 31, 2020)

Hi Everybody,
It is with great sadness that I announce the suspension of this column and “The Dr. Larry Show”. Since the first appearance in this space on September 14, 2013
of a column by this writer, my column has appeared in your in-box nearly every week — 421 times, over more than seven years. I have tried to find the sensible and common sense pathway through the events and trends of the times. The subject of that first column was “The Cry of the poor”, and I have always attempted to understand the burdens of the   underdog as well as the leaders. My work on the “wealth gap” and possible solutions has been perhaps the best example of my approach. While my commitment to the common, often forgotten, American remains strong, medical developments in recent days have required that I reduce my professional responsibilities and concentrate on more personal matters.
I will, however, still be heard on internet radio every Wednesday evening in a new format called, “The Resistance Hour with Dr. Larry and Tom”, in which my new partner and old friend Tom Donelson and I will discuss the news and trends of the day with our distinguished guests.
This program will air live or telephone 1.646.929.0130) Podcasts now available at
For more columns and other writings and appearances
Happy New Year, Everybody!

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!


© 2020 Richfield Press. All rights reserved.


“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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Socialist takeover of the US government – how?

Following up on last week’s column

By Larry Fedewa, Ph.D.

(Washington, DC -October  26, 2020) Last week’s column attempted to illustrate how a new feudalism can occur under the guise of a Socialist takeover of the government. The are many moving parts to this movement, and a number of the key elements are already in place. The trap is nearly ready to be sprung. The only obstacle in the new Republican Party of Donald J. Trump. This is why such frantic efforts are continually sustained to defeat him.

In order to more easily understand how this takeover will work, the key pieces of the puzzle will be presented here in a notebook format. (More detail can be seen in last week’s column, “How the new feudalism will happen” (See                    Keep Reading

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Will the unholy alliance prevail ?

By Larry Fedewa, Ph.D.
(Washington DC- October 19, 2020) The events of last week showed us how the new oligarchy will work. The tip-off was the censorship of the New York Post story about the corruption of the Biden family.
As this column presented the findings of the U.S. Senate Committees on the Judiciary and Homeland Security concerning the activities of Hunter Biden and his successful sale of his Vice President father’s influence on behalf of foreign countries for billions of dollars. The Post story presented in convincing detail a collaboration of the Senate Report.
The Tweeter note of this story was taken down by the Alphabet Corporation, which owns Google, and quickly followed by Facebook – both owned by billionaires who have signed on to the Biden campaign.
Social media, in the form of these two companies plus Microsoft, LinkedIn, and several others, have become the major source of new for much of the country and the world. For example, You Tube (also owned by Alphabet) is the primary source of news for 26% of the American population. That is more than any broadcast programming in America.
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1)   The basis
The basis of this attempt to take over the Government is the familiar problem of contemporary America, namely the wealth gap which now exists. In summary, the 80% of the country’s wealth will soon be controlled by 1% of the population.
The results of this disparity are potentially catastrophic to America because it means that the buying power of the middle class is fast disappearing in an economy which depends (68%) on consumer spending.
Secondly, it means that most of the population will depend on a few billionaires, who will employ most of these individuals.
Thirdly, all that has to be done is for these billionaires to band together in support of the politicians who are indebted to them for their financing and whose votes are therefore controlled by the oligarchs.
There are only three ways to rectify the wealth gap: the (rising water rises all ships – called the Reagan economy – which is also the Trump economy, which has never worked in re-distributing the wealth; give the extra money to the government through taxes, which then distributes it to the 68%, usually through welfare, thus turning independent citizens into an ever expanding welfare class, totally dependent on government.
The third way is a free market re-distribution of wealth. This is a recent movement which is based on a re-definition of capitalism, best exemplified by a new movement called Conscious Capitalism.
2) The National Security crisis which identified the players in this attempt to take over the country
This is the crisis concerning Hunter Biden and his successful sale of his father’s influence to foreign countries and individuals for billions of dollars.
This past week provided a treasure trove of emails and pictures from the younger Biden’s computer hard drive, which clearly identified the work which Hunter Biden was engaged in as well as evidence in his father’s complicit role in this corruption.
Since China was the biggest source of the Biden family take, it is clear that the Democrat nominee is unfit to serve as the Chief Executive of the United States. If true, he is a traitor to his country.
3)  The unholy alliance and how it works
The next act in this drama was the withdrawal of the New York Post tweet announcing its story on the Biden’s, soon followed by Facebook. This incident brought to light these firms and the immense power they have accumulated by abusing the federal law exempting them from libel laws.
This was the identification of the final players in the unholy alliance. The observation has been made that the takeover by the new oligarchs will be a soft coup d’ tat, this without violence or bloody revolution.
It will be done though automation. With the communications of the entire nation subject to the control of the billionaires, the people cannot communicate except though “Big Brother” as George Orwell predicted in his book 1984 (he may have been off in his timing, but his description of ordinary life was vey revealing).
So, this is the way it works: The billionaires (player #1) unite to supply and direct the press (player #2), use high technology to control all personal communications (player #3), buy a political party (player #4), fund all its candidates ( player #5) which in turn funds the Deep State (player #6) and BINGO! The Socialist America is born.
Most of this scenario has already taken place. The 2016 election was a trial run for the future. They believe the mistakes of 2016 have been analyzed and corrected, they believe. The only obstacle is Donald J. Trump. He should have been one of the oligarchs but instead chose to defy the entire alliance. So they tested their system by using the presss to neutralize him with a hate campaign, use of the bought House to impeach him based on the enlistment of the Deep State to provide false evidence.
They came within one Senate vote of succeeding.
But still he stands – between total power of the unholy alliance and secondary status. He had better beware – if he wins the pending election, He may be walking around with a target on his back.
4)  The fallout from the crisis.
a. The FBI held the Hunter Biden evidence for a whole year, including exculpatory evidence which would have proven that the president was innocent prima facie Leads to the probability that the Deep Sate is still active in the FBI.
b. The Justice Department has filed suite against Twitter and Facebook for obstructing justice (The grounds for the lawsuit are not yet public knowledge.)
The table is set by the unholy alliance to take over the country. All that is lacking is a Biden victory in the coming election. The only force standing in the way is Donald J. Trump.
Unless we stand with him.
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How a Biden presidency will change your life

Candidates Joseph Biden and Kalama Harris (Image Courtesy of AP)

The end of America’s Constitutional government

By Larry Fedewa, Ph.D.

(Washington DC, October 12, 2020) Everybody keeps saying, “This is the most important election in our lifetime, if not in American history.” Is this true? Why do we keep hearing this?

The answer to the question is, Yes. It is truly the most important election at least in our lifetime, perhaps in our history with the exception of the election of 1860, which ignited the Civil War.

The reason for this judgement, however, differs for each side of the debate. Biden supporters assert that President Trump is a failed president, whose continuation in office will threaten the future of America. They follow with a series of accusations which are expressed in the context of what an evil person he is, citing mostly statements or tweets he has made, whether actually or allegedly.

Unfortunately, however, it is rather more difficult to determine the actual positions of the Democrat ticket due to the discrepancy on certain issues between Candidate Biden’s shifting support on key questions, such as, fracking and fossil fuel policies, COVID, economic shut-down, packing the Supreme Court, Chinese military aggression, and other issues, as well as different views put forth by surrogates and the DNC.

All of this casts a shadow over Mr. Biden’s claim that he IS the Democrat Party today. However, there seems to be enough evidence to assert that the following outline is reasonably representative of their platform. The underlying issue, however, concerns the Constitution of the United States of America.

The theory of Constitutional Law which characterizes the liberal movement holds that the language of the Constitution itself was developed in the 18th century and should not be taken literally. Rather the Constitution represents the intentions of the Founders and should be adapted to modern problems and issues by following the “spirit” rather than the letter as written.

This approach allows the American judiciary  — at all levels – to rule according to current political trends. Thus, the actual wording of the Constitution is ignored, and issues are resolved on whatever basis a particular court finds appropriate. The following positions advocated by the Democrats in this election are to be understood in this context:

Supreme Court

To effect these changes in law would require Supreme Court approval, because they would overrule the Constitution and become the law of the land. In order for that to happen, the Court would have to be controlled by liberal justices, which it is not at present. Therefore, the Dems would pass a law expanding the number seats on the Court and then appoint known liberals to fill those seats. This is called “packing the Court”.

Electoral College

If elected, the Dems will seek to eliminate the Electoral College in favor of the majority of the popular vote. In effect, New York and California, as the most populous states, would control the federal government. Middle America would cease to exist as a political force in the nation.



The Second Amendment to the Constitution provides for the right of Americans to bear arms, i.e. to own weapons. This right would be overturned by the Democrat-controlled government.


Another restriction imposed by the Constitution is the prohibition of government interference with religion, i.e. freedom of religion. The Dems are of a mind to permit the federal government to  discriminate against citizens on the basis of religious beliefs. Two recent examples are the provision in the Affordable Care Act requiring all employers to provide birth control amenities to employees without regard to the religious beliefs of the employer. Another case in point is the accusation that Judges who belong to the Catholic Church are not fit for office, because of the official Catholic teaching that abortion is a sin.

Beyond Constitutional issues, there are several other planks in the Dems’ platform:


The most significant economic impact of the Democrat agenda is the additional taxes they will assess on the American people. Biden has declared that on his first day in office, he will rescind the Trump Tax, immediately increasing middle class taxes by several hundred dollars, to be followed by a major increase on companies and individuals with incomes and assets (passive income) totaling $300,000 or more. Presumably, this includes retirement funds and other investments which have positive yields.

Foreign policy

The biggest issue in foreign policy is the rapidly mounting evidence that Mr. Biden is guilty of major corruption through billions of dollars advanced from foreign sources, especially China and Russia, to his son, Hunter Biden, and other relatives. This makes him the “Manchurian Candidate”, i.e. an American President controlled by the Chinese Communist party.

Domestic policy – chief concerns in domestic policy are:

  1. Abortion — establishment of unlimited abortions at public expense, including the killing of 9th month fetuses for any reason.
  2. Law enforcement – support for defunding of police departments in favor of social workers.
  3. Energy – commitment to the elimination of fossil fuels by some deadline (varies from 2030 to 2050) with the accompanying loss of millions of jobs, loss of the competition with China – all without any satisfactory substitute technology and based on dubious science.
  4. Federal support of Black Lives Matter, Antifa and other Marxist organizations which were responsible for much of the violence, property destruction and murder in 2020.
  5. Immigration – re-opening of US border to unregulated immigration and government support for these immigrants through welfare, free medical care and education.
  6. Trade – reversion to former trade policies in which US firms paid high tariffs on exported goods and services and charged no tariffs on import from foreign manufacturers.
  7. Health care – re-institution of Obamacare with socialized medicine on the horizon, i.e. complete government control of health care, probably through expansion of Medicare.


 Summary – The Biden years would thus lead to complete government control of our lives, permanent economic stagnation, permanent low employment, continual expansion of welfare-dependent population, decline of American quality of life and world standing, and ultimately a world dominated by the Chinese Communist Party.


That is why 2020 is the most important election in American history.


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