Danish Plan

Reports of the death of the oil industry are greatly exaggerated

A year ago, a lot of green- washed Luddites were wondering out loud about whether the global collapse of oil prices would accomplish what...

Turn Syria’s refugees into a liberation army

Never let a serious crisis go to waste,” Obama’s pal Rahm Emmanuel once famously remarked, adding that what he meant by that was “it’s an opportunity to do things you think you could not do before...

What one Republican would do about climate change

Kelly Sims Gallagher, director of the Center for International Environment & Resource Policy at Tuft University’s Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, recently told Public Radio International that if the Republicans don’t like President Obama’s approach to curbing ...

COPOUT 21

The United Nations is going to hold a big climate conference in Paris starting next Monday (and droning on until December 11) during which the world is really gonna get a handle on this global warming thing, by golly...

Obama’s silly Keystone Pipeline veto

The main beneficiary of President Obama’s decision to veto construction of the Keystone XL Pipeline is neither the climate, nor the environment, nor even the knee-jerk Greens who have been conducting their delusional vendetta against it...

Inconvenient truths about “affordable” housing and Ballot Question 300

Whatever else Ballot Questions 300 and 301 end up accomplishing, they have already succeeded in awakening the social consciences of most of the developers, builders, realtors and bankers in Boulder...

Ben Carson and the ink-stained knaves

Ben Carson spent last week — to paraphrase Kipling — hearing his words twisted by knaves to make a trap for fools...

The gathering storm

The ballots go out on October 12. That’s when the shitstorm begins...

Why the chattering classes don’t get Trump

America’s political and journalistic establishments still can’t figure out the Trump phenomenon...

Longmont fracking suit: What if Longmont wins?

Longmont’s ban on fracking, which was struck down by a district judge earlier this year, appears headed for the Colorado Supreme Court...

The list and who’s off it — first cut

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 ...

Bulworth and the Honey Badger

Donald Trump’s presidential campaign is a case of life following art. The art in this case is the 1998 movie Bulworth. The film is an over-the-top political comedy starring Warren Beatty as Jay Billington Bulworth, a liberal Democratic U.S. Senator from California ...
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