Pay Attention to a Warning from Newt Gingrich

Newt Gingrich can throw out more ideas in a week than many politicians do in a lifetime.  However, everyone -- but particularly our leaders in Washington -- should pay attention to his op-ed piece published last week in the Washington Post. Like all others in Washington, DC, and surrounding Maryland and Virginia suburbs, the Gingrichs were trapped without power for several days caused by a massive summer storm throughout the region.  Without power, the comforts of home become worthless. You sit in the sweltering heat, realizing you are living in a box that, without electricity, is a trap. You pray for the "juice" to return before your groceries go bad. You either make do in the heat or find refuge with friends who have electricity. I write this now because of my concern for national security and our power grid, which are susceptible to doomsday-level damage if hit by an electromagnetic pulse (EMP) strike or a major solar storm. While an EMP event from a nuclear attack is a...(Read Full Post)