From the Whittier Daily News:
As blistering summer heat envelops, if not us, then the eastern two-thirds of the nation, made worse by a vicious storm that knocked out power in the mid-Atlantic states, terrifying infernos roared across subdivisions in Colorado. Last summer, great fires raged in Russia and earlier this year a record number of killer tornadoes ripped across America's midsection. About the author: Kevin O'Leary, a former editorial page editor at this newspaper, is a political scientist at the Center for the Study of Democracy at UC Irvine.

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