Author Archives: Kent Blacklidge Ph.D.

About Kent Blacklidge Ph.D.

As part of a newspaper family who owned a 34,000 daily newspaper in the heart of the Midwest, I have a passion for a strong “Fourth Estate”, the press. Without a diligent and assertive free press, the power would be taken from the people. People have the absolute right to know. After earning a degree in Industrial Management from the Krannert School of Management at Purdue, I spent over 20 years in newspaper management with several as publisher. I am also holder of three graduate science degrees including a Ph.D.. I have a passionate interest in science and the environment. I have little tolerance for ignorance and stupidity.

Big Stink from the Swamp

Stink, stink, stink, stink, stink, stink, stink and more stink! Robert Mueller, Rod Rosenstein, Peter Strzok, Bruce Ohr, Aaron Solenski, Andrew McCabe, James Comey, Lisa Page, Andrew Weissmann, Susan Rice, Loretta Lynch, Cheryl Mills, Huma Abadin, Smantha Powers, Sally Yates, … Continue reading

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DACA Hysteria

Many, including CEO’s of large corporations, just don’t get it. DACA was an illegal executive order promulgated by then President Barack Obama when he could not get Congress to act. It was never legal and Obama knew it. He said … Continue reading

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Charlottesville Revisited

The shame, mayhem, injuries, and death in Charlottesville belong squarely in the laps of Governor Terry McAuliffe, Mayor Michael Signer, and Police Chief Al S. Thomas Jr.. They, collectively, are guilty of dereliction of duty. They did not protect the … Continue reading

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Final Silence

[I am working on an idea for a book. The idea has been hanging in my mind for years now. What is below is a Forward I have written for possible use. I thought I would share it in case … Continue reading

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GOP Do Nothing

The Republicans in Congress are a disgrace, especially in the failed Senate. The folks in “fly-over” country are getting damned mad at the lack of action on President Donald Trump’s agenda. Take health insurance: the Republicans had seven years to … Continue reading

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Kokomo Population

The Kokomo Tribune July 27th page one headline: “Brainstorming ways to boost population”. I read that and thought, “Why?”. The article said we are in for tough days ahead if our population does not grow. It said we are making … Continue reading

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Sixth Mass Extinction

[Reprint of article by Dr. Paul R Ehrlich; 11 July 2017] It’s simple. It’s us. The more people there are, the more habitats we destroy. Human civilization can only survive if the population begins to shrink. One should not need … Continue reading

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