<![CDATA[Boulder - Weekly - Danish Plan]]> <![CDATA[Roger Sherman and the 210,328 complications]]> I can think of a lot of complications that ought to be taken into account when considering whether marijuana should be legalized — 210,328 complications, for openers. That’s the number of Coloradans that have been arrested for possession of marijuana since 1986.]]> <![CDATA[Obama, Putin and pigeon chess]]> <![CDATA[Climate science — and why the world won't listen]]> <![CDATA[The Zetas and the Surfriders]]> Of the big four, water is hands down the most vital. If deprived of water, human beings will be on the fast track to the river Styx within three days, which alone is sufficient to make water the most vital urban service. Moreover, without water, a city's sewage service will collapse and its ability to fight fires will be degraded to close to zero.]]> <![CDATA[Real tax reform means everyone pays something]]> <![CDATA[Stopping massacres: What won't work and what will]]> What can be done to keep whackos like Jared Loughner from trying to assassinate congressmen, senators and presidents? It’s easier to say what won’t work.]]> <![CDATA[Is Nablus Boulder’s weird sister?]]> According to a story in last Sunday’s Camera, a group has emerged that wants to establish a sister city relationship between Boulder and the Palestinian city of Nablus. Lovely city, Nablus. On Sept. 11, 2001, as 3,000 people were being cremated in jet fuel or ground into bits of bloody hamburger by the collapsing towers of the World Trade Center, the residents of Nablus were staging a howling, horn-honking, ululating celebration of the attacks and passing out trays of tea and sweets to the celebrants.]]> <![CDATA[Nixon’s negative campaigns]]> Harvey and I were chowing down on an excellent plate of Alice B. Toklas fudge when there was a knock on the door. It was Richard Nixon.]]> <![CDATA[Climate change: U.N. takes on wrong problem — again]]> The United Nations is holding a global climate conference in Durban, South Africa, this week and next for the purpose of breathing new life into the Kyoto Protocol or, short of that, forging some other international agreement to cut global greenhouse gas emissions.]]> <![CDATA[Pot at the tea party]]> <![CDATA[Ban GMOs? First show us the victims]]> <![CDATA[Dad’s insecticides and Proposition 105]]> <![CDATA[No blood for oil? Thank a fracking oilman.]]> <![CDATA[Barack and the Choom Gang]]> According to a new Rasmussen poll of likely voters, 56 percent of those surveyed favor legalizing marijuana and regulating it like alcohol. That might turn into something of a problem for the current president of the United States, who according to a new biography was a serious stoner in his high school days.]]> <![CDATA[Pot legalization day in Colorado more orderly than Black Friday]]> <![CDATA[My persons of the year]]> <![CDATA[Soldier of Fortune's 35th anniversary]]> <![CDATA[The flood of the century? Not exactly]]> In Boulder, they say it was a 100-year flood. Uh, not exactly.]]> <![CDATA[Think globally and frack locally]]> <![CDATA[What should we do with Edward Snowden?]]>