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Wednesday, November 25,2015


By Paul Danish
The confab is called the Conference of Parties 21 (or COP21), the parties being the 195 nations who have signed on to the UN Framework on Climate Change adopted at an international conference in Rio de Janeiro in 1992. The agreement came into “full force” (whatever that means) in 1994.
Thursday, November 12,2015

Obama’s silly Keystone Pipeline veto

By Paul Danish
Notice that the IHS estimate of 2020 oil sands production is based on new supply “from existing projects” — projects that are on-going despite the plunge in global oil prices. In other words, low oil prices aren’t going to stop the growth in oil sands output, any more than cancelling Keystone XL is.
Thursday, October 29,2015

Inconvenient truths about “affordable” housing and Ballot Question 300

By Paul Danish
3. Apart from demand and supply, Boulder housing is going to be more expensive than comparable housing elsewhere in the metro Denver area for at least two other reasons. The first is location, location, location; if you want to live within walking distance of the Rocky Mountains instead of the Rocky Mountain Arsenal, you’re going to pay a premium.
Thursday, October 15,2015

Ben Carson and the ink-stained knaves

By Paul Danish
“Why are we so busy trying to give those away for the sake of political correctness?” he continued. “When you give away your identity, you give away your soul. And you know, in the book of Proverbs it says, ‘Without a vision, the people perish.’ (Prov 29:18) We can’t give away who we are, and what we stand for, and what our vision is.
Thursday, October 1,2015

The gathering storm

By Paul Danish
The opponents of Ballot Measures 300 and 301 (the Livable Boulder initiatives), which would allow residents of neighborhoods to vote on zoning changes that affect their neighborhoods (Measure 300) and require new growth to pay its own way (Measure 301) respectively, have raised more than $70,000.
Thursday, September 17,2015

Why the chattering classes don’t get Trump

By Paul Danish
Movement conservatives — they’re the ones who take conservative ideology seriously — are at a loss to explain why Trump, who has supported as many left-wing political causes as right-wing ones over the years and who they suspect raises the banner of...
Thursday, September 3,2015

Longmont fracking suit: What if Longmont wins?

By Paul Danish
The suit doesn’t get to the broader question of whether the ban is constitutional under the Fifth and 14th Amendments of the U.S.
Thursday, August 20,2015

The list and who’s off it — first cut

By Paul Danish
I don’t for a second doubt that any of the 22 candidates currently running for President — 17 Republicans and five Democrats — could run the country if they happened to get elected. This isn’t because they are political geniuses. It’s because the genius of the Constitution is that it created a government that doesn’t need a genius to run it.
Thursday, August 6,2015

Bulworth and the Honey Badger

By Paul Danish
California who long ago sold out to special interests generally and the insurance industry in particular, and whose career, marriage and re-election campaign are falling apart. Bulworth decides to end his life, but he wants to leave a legacy for his daughter.
Thursday, July 23,2015

For whom the road tolls

By Paul Danish
Everyone in Boulder with access to a car, truck or bus has probably done it, and most have done it dozens of times. For many residents, the view from the top of Davidson Mesa was their first view of Boulder. It’s a picture in virtually everyone’s mental photo album.