<![CDATA[Boulder - Weekly - Danish Plan]]> <![CDATA[Have we accidentally prevented another ice age?]]> <![CDATA[Why would anyone need a gun or an abortion?]]> <![CDATA[Climate science — and why the world won't listen]]> <![CDATA[Total elapsed time: 80 seconds]]> <![CDATA[Boulder targets medical marijuana — and heads should roll ]]> <![CDATA[The eagle has landed — with extreme prejudice]]> <![CDATA[Ban fracking? Why stop there?]]> <![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[The intriguing David Walker]]> And now, the next president of the United States! David Walker! Huh? Yeah, you know, David Walker. The former comptroller general of the United States. The guy who has been traveling around the country for years saying sensible things about money. That David Walker.]]> <![CDATA[Reducing the budget]]> <![CDATA[Obama should talk to Douglas Bruce]]> OK, let us stipulate at the outset that Douglas Bruce is an irascible conservative - and that is an understatement of breathtaking proportions, sort of like calling Mao Zedong a Chinese agrarian reformer. And to say he is influential in Colorado politics is also wrong.]]> <![CDATA[Pot at the tea party]]> <![CDATA[The hills are alive with the sound of fracking]]> <![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[Municipal power is cheap in Longmont, but not Boulder]]> Come November, Boulder voters will be asked whether they want to throw the city’s franchise with Xcel Energy under the bus and set up a municipal electric utility in its place. Voters will also be asked to double the city’s carbon tax (to 0.99 cent from 0.49 cent), mostly to pay the lawyers who will be handling the Boulder-Xcel divorce.]]> <![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[T.J. and gay marriage]]> 'Radical?' T.J. said coldly. 'Of course it's radical! I am a radical! I am not just a radical; I am radicalism! I wrote the most radical document in American history. The second sentence of that document is the most radical sentence in human history. Allow me to quote it to you in its entirety:]]> <![CDATA[China building world’s tallest skyscraper — in record time]]> <![CDATA[The Galileo affair and settled science]]>