Danish Plan

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...

Is Trump a fascist or just marinated?

Former Mexican Presidents Vicente Fox (2000-2006) and Felipe Calderon (2006-2012) say Donald Trump reminds them of Hitler. So does former New Jersey Governor Christie Todd...

How to unsettle settled science (and settled scientists)

Talk about getting hoist with your own petard. Australian climate scientists have succeeded in convincing the management of the country’s main research institution, The Commonwealth...

Trump encounters reality, eh?

Well, Mr. Trump, how’s that Canadian stuff working out for ya? Not so much, eh? When Donald Trump attempted to question whether Ted Cruz was a...

Cage match! Canada/New York edition

Cage match! Trump and Cruz are down in the mud and the blood and the beer, punching and kicking and clawing and generally trying to...
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