Editorials

Energy Companies Have Helped Texas, and the Nation, Recover from Harvey

January 25, 2018
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By Andrew Langer Hurricane Harvey dumped enough rain on Texas to fill the entire Chesapeake Bay. Widespread flooding caused an estimated $190 billion in damage, meaning Harvey could be the most expensive storm in American history. The hurricane hit the energy sector particularly hard. Over a dozen oil refineries along the Gulf Coast shut...

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Have We Hit Bottom Yet?

January 25, 2018
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In the early 1960s, there was an iconic TV commercial for the long-defunct National Airlines (which merged into Pan American in 1980) with the tagline, spoken by the pert blonde stewardess, “Is this any way to run an airline? You bet it is!” Soon enough, that tagline took on an ironic twist in popular...

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What Would Martin Luther King say About Trump?

January 20, 2018
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How ironic it is that President Donald Trump added even further to his ever-growing list of racist comments this past week as Americans were readying to observe Dr. Martin Luther King Day, which has added significance this year as this April will mark the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Dr. King in a...

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A Vision of Lynn’s Boundless Future

January 11, 2018
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The Inaugural Address of our newly elected Mayor, Thomas M. McGee, heralds a new era of optimism and progressiveness for the City of Lynn. “As mayor, I will not just imagine the new opportunities for Lynn,” said McGee. “I will reach out and take them. The future we want for our city will never...

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Have A Happy, Healthy, and Safe New Year

December 28, 2017
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The upcoming long weekend marks the start of the New Year — 2018.   The arrival of a new year marks a time for reflection, both as to the year that has passed and as to the year to come.   In the words of the poet Alfred Lord Tennyson:     Ring out...

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Enjoy the Holidays — Safely

December 22, 2017
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Christmas this year is part of a three-day weekend, which means that for many of us, we will be indulging in the “Christmas spirt” early and often. By no means do we wish to cast negative thoughts, but we would be remiss if we did not remind all of our readers to enjoy the...

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Enjoy the Holiday Season

December 22, 2017
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This is a wonderful time of the year, to paraphrase the song, with holiday music playing in the malls and on our car radios, resurrecting our earliest childhood memories — even for the younger set — of Christmases-past. We choose just the right tree, decorate it carefully with our family-heirloom ornaments, and when we...

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Happy Hanukkah

December 14, 2017
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We want to wish our many friends in the Jewish community a Happy Hanukkah. The celebration began Tuesday night and continues for eight days. On each night of Hanukkah, a special blessing is said during the lighting of the candles on the menorah. Other traditions associated with the “Jewish Festival of Lights” include the...

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America as We Know It Is Over

December 11, 2017
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It is difficult to understate the impact upon the future of our country of the Republican tax bill proposals that have been passed by the House and Senate and await a reconciliation between the two versions for a final vote by both.   The most complex piece of tax legislation to be enacted in...

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Energy Lessons from the Recent Hurricanes

December 1, 2017
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By Merrill Matthews Hurricanes Harvey and Irma killed dozens of Americans and caused tens of billions of dollars in property damage. But there’s one silver lining. The storms taught us three invaluable lessons about the U.S. energy market. We need more refineries scattered around the country. Harvey decimated the Gulf Coast, which accounts for...

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