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The March for Science and the missing protest sign

Whatever else last weekend’s marches for science accomplished, they produced some of the best protest signs in years. (My favorite for sheer comedic creativity...

Could anti-frackers derail renewable energy?

I learned a new word this week, the mere mention of which may cause the heads of anti-frackers to blow up all over Boulder County. The...

Is this the end of Boulder as we know it? Yep

Former Boulder City Councilman Steve Pomerance had an op-ed piece in the Daily Camera last Sunday that appeared under the headline “Is this the...

The man who sold Mars

The most interesting man in the world isn’t the guy selling beer for Dos Equis. It’s Elon Musk. A couple months ago Musk, the founder...

The Cannonball River slobs

The activists protesting the Dakota Access Pipeline call themselves “Water Protectors,” but there’s a more evocative one-syllable Anglo-Saxonism that better describes them. Slobs. Now that the...

The Oroville Dam: A cautionary tale from 1969

Curt Gentry was no Nostradamus or Edgar Cayce, but he made a prediction in 1969 that would have done either of them proud —...

Will Trump be the new Lincoln?

Donald Trump may go down in history as the next Abraham Lincoln. No, really. And all because of California. California is seriously thinking about doing...

Civil disobedience in Lafayette and North Dakota

The latest bright idea to emerge from Boulder County’s intrepid anti-frackers is to get the City of Lafayette to legalize “non-violent” civil disobedience and...

The Donald is about to enter the oil patch

Prediction: If you want to know where the Trump administration is headed, start by reviewing what’s been going on in the oil patch for...

Boulder’s latest green dreams

The Boulder City Council has formally adopted a series of climate targets that, among other things, call for Boulder getting 100 percent of its...

Some facts about GMO crops Jones and Gardner tried to hide

The County Commissioners’ March 17 decision to ban GMOs from Boulder County open space was rigged. Commissioners Elise Jones and Deb Gardner had their...

Nixon explains why Trump won

The Idea Fairy and I were kicking back after the election when suddenly the door flew open and a shadowy figure emerged through the...
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