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Scott Martelle

Scott Martelle spent more than 30 years in newsrooms before moving to opinion writing. He has covered presidential elections, books and publishing, and countless other topics in a career given mostly to general assignment reporting. Martelle is the author of several history books, and previously worked as a journalist in Western New York and Detroit, where he honed an interest in labor issues. A native of Maine, he lives with his wife in Irvine, where they raised their two sons.
Manafort's plea deal shows Mueller is deaf to the Trump noise machine

Paul Manafort's plea reassures that while the political machinery in Washington is in shambles, the courts and special prosecutor Robert S. Mueller III’s team are holding firm.

Fittingly, Trump finds a way to loose more methane on the globe

The Environmental Protection Agency reportedly is planning to scrap Obama-era rules (of course) requiring oil and gas drillers to monitor and repair methane leaks the arise during drilling operations. It's a foolhardy step putting energy profits ahead of a sustainable Earth.

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