Don C. Brunell

Abundant natural gas is giant step toward energy independence | Don Brunell

Abundant natural gas is giant step toward energy independence | Don Brunell

In the last half century, Americans yearned for energy independence. We were tired of being held captive by foreign governments—some of which continue to be hostile toward the United States and our way of life.

Abundant natural gas is giant step toward energy independence | Don Brunell
Searching for the words that unite us | Don Brunell

Searching for the words that unite us | Don Brunell

Two days before last year’s presidential election, Frank Luntz walked away from a CBS 60 Minutes focus group leaving people uncontrollably screaming at one another. He couldn’t stop it. Nobody could.

Searching for the words that unite us | Don Brunell
Refocusing climate debate to practical solutions

Refocusing climate debate to practical solutions

Debating whether it was wrong for President Trump to pull the United States out of the Paris climate accord negotiations is never ending.

Refocusing climate debate to practical solutions
Texan is flush with transportation cash

Texan is flush with transportation cash

In the last decade, there has been a highway construction boom in Texas. On the other hand, lawmakers in Olympia still scramble to fund road maintenance.

Texan is flush with transportation cash
Time to ax Amtrak passenger service to Chicago

Time to ax Amtrak passenger service to Chicago

Last month, a Wall Street Journal editorial hit the nail on the head recommending Amtrak focus its limited funds on shorter more heavily traveled routes between Washington, D.C., and Boston.

Time to ax Amtrak passenger service to Chicago
Customer satisfaction is one job

Customer satisfaction is one job

It may take United Airlines years to overcome the public relations nightmare of a doctor being dragged off an overbooked flight by Chicago police. That one incident not only sparked costly litigation, but could well impact the company’s bottom line and expansion plans.

Customer satisfaction is one job
Lessons learned from demise of Northwest aluminum industry | Don Brunell

Lessons learned from demise of Northwest aluminum industry | Don Brunell

Driving east along SR 14 these days, you see water pouring out of Columbia River dams. It is already a high water year with much of the runoff from our heavy mountain snowpack yet to come.

Lessons learned from demise of Northwest aluminum industry | Don Brunell