As Russia cuts off Odesa and Ukraine’s wheat export capacity, U.S. failed to produce any more wheat in 2022

By Robert Romano After Russia halted a deal to allow Ukraine to export wheat from certain locations on the Black Sea, and has resumed bombing of Odesa, Ukraine’s ability to export grain is once again being degraded—an outcome entirely predictable from the onset of Russia’s invasion of […]


President Biden already broke his campaign promises for union workers. Will Republicans take notice?

By Rick Manning There’s a policy issue that’s activated thousands of union workers across the Philadelphia region and beyond, and it could create a real problem for President Biden. With the 2024 election quickly approaching, the question now becomes, will any Republicans take notice? The Renewable Fuel […]


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Global hunger keeps rocketing up with no end to war in Ukraine in sight, U.S. still expanding farmland conservation reserve program

By Robert Romano 258 million people were at increased risk for starvation in 2022, according to the United Nations’ (UN) “Global Report on Food Crises 2023,” up from 193 million in 2021, a 33.6 percent increase, as Russia’s invasion of Ukraine continues to disrupt global food production and distribution as prices skyrocketed. According […]


Federal regulations already call for pre-departure inspections of trains carrying hazardous materials

By Robert Romano New legislation, S. 576 , by Senators Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) and J.D. Vance (R-Ohio) would require that freight trains be inspected prior to departure after the National Safety Transportation Board in a preliminary report found a faulty wheel bearing caused a train derailment in East Palestine, Ohio in February, spilling […]


My Orwellian eco-‘friendly’ thermostat was overstating the temperature in my home by 8-10 degrees Fahrenheit. And I’m not alone. Check your thermostats.

By Robert Romano If you’re a married man you’ve probably occasionally heard your wife complain that she was cold and that the heat needed to be turned up during the winter. Given differences in biology between men and women, it might be easy to dismiss such concerns. […]


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Did Biden’s removal of 251 million barrels of oil from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve impact prices at all? Or was it just a drop in the bucket?

By Robert Romano Since taking office, President Joe Biden has released more than 251 million barrels of oil from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve over about a 12-month period, at about a pace of 1.45 million barrels a day on average, according to data compiled by the U.S. Energy Information Administration . That is a 39 percent decrease […]


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