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.

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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Obama’s Travels

News Flash to B.H. Obama: you are no longer President. You are an ordinary citizen! Citizen Obama should follow the lead of former President George H. Bush and other US Presidents before him. But, no, he is paddling around the … Continue reading

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Poison Time

When driving through the countryside this week on my way to Marion, I came across a sight I hate to see. It was an agriculture tank spray rig with 16 foot booms extended over rows of soy beans. The multiple … Continue reading

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Open Letter to A.G. Jeff Sessions

A.G. Sessions: I feel compelled to write to you. It has become clear Deputy AG Rod Rosenstein is a serious liability rather than an asset. From “fly-over” country he appears to be a mole, political hack, or just stupid. He … Continue reading

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