Danish Plan

The first marathon

When Michael Phelps won his 13th individual Olympic gold medal last Thursday night, he eclipsed a 2,168-year-old record for the largest number of individual...

The Boulder County black hole

As a matter of full disclosure, Paul Danish is currently running for County Commissioner. Should any other candidates for County Commissioner or current Commissioners...

First, they came for the ice cream

H. L. Mencken, the great 20th century iconoclast, defined “Puritanism” as “the haunting fear that someone, somewhere may be happy.” Boulder is chock-full of puritans...

When it comes to sustainability, roads are more important than compost

As a matter of full disclosure, Paul Danish is currently running for County Commissioner. Should any other candidates for County Commissioner or current Commissioners...

The great flatulence of 2016

The Idea Fairy and I were nibbling on a new batch of edibles when there was a knock on the door. It was Saul Alinsky. “Saul,...

Underground open space

Inconvenient truth alert. It turns out that the Boulder County property owner with the most oil and gas wells on her land is none other...

The Donald better start feeling the Bern

Here’s a curious little detail about this year’s presidential race that’s been hiding in plain sight in the polls since January and ignored by...

Goodbye to the five-year ‘timeout’

In what must be the most predictable court decision of the decade, the Colorado Supreme Court last week struck down Longmont’s ban on fracking...

Forget Nablus and mediation — there’s a better choice for sister...

About 20 or 30 years ago, some local peace and justice activists decided to resolve the conflict over abortion by bringing representatives of the...

The Donald (a whining loser) and the caucuses

Donald Trump is howling like a stuck pig over getting his ass kicked by the Cruz campaign last weekend, which won all 34 of...

Boulder, Uber, Google and traffic

I have a modest proposal for dealing with Boulder’s traffic mess: outsource the problem to Google and Uber. Boulder’s traffic mess is bad; the worst...

Rules for Radicals and The Donald

You’ve probably heard about Saul Alinsky’s “Rules for Radicals.” Ever wonder what they were? Alinsky, who died in 1972, is sometimes seen as the father...
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