Entries by Tom Doran

Infrastructure Fractured Facts

A recent Detroit Free Press editorial, “Michigan becoming an infrastructure backwater” echoes the infrastructure bashing we so often hear these days. We’re not maintaining our once robust infrastructure, or so the argument goes. Such calls to action demand a response, and not the hearty endorsement you’re likely to hear from the public and infrastructure contractors. […]

America’s Deep Divisions in 2016

We’re deeply divided in 2016. Many think we should be guided by Judeo-Christian principles, and many think we should be guided by secular ideologies and whatever the majority desires. Many believe that fetuses in the womb should have rights, and many think they shouldn’t have any rights. Many believe that marriage is a covenant between […]

What 40 Years In The Environmental Trenches Has Taught Me

The environmental narrative we’re fed goes like this: toxic chemicals are lurking in our drinking water and streams, habitats are being destroyed, our air is laden with dangerous pollutants, things keep getting worse. We should be very worried. After 40 years working on environmental projects—not at think tanks, policy institutions, ivory towers, or in government […]