<![CDATA[Boulder - Weekly - Danish Plan]]> <![CDATA[A modest proposal to begin updating our national symbols]]> <![CDATA[Want to bring back the draft? Here's how.]]> <![CDATA[Open letter to the members of the 112th Congress]]> For the past 38 years we've been telling you we want to be free of foreign oil and the international cartel that produces most of it and fixes its price. And for the past 38 years you've been saying you were going to do something about it. And for the past 38 years American oil imports have been going up, and OPEC has done pretty much as it's pleased.]]> <![CDATA[Copenhagen was a success -- for the Chinese]]> <![CDATA[Obama’s clueless view of ISIL]]> <![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[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[Funding social security without raising taxes]]> This year’s budget battles have at least produced two points of clarity: 1) The federal government will go broke unless it cuts Social Security and Medicare or finds more revenue to pay for them. 2) Taxes aren’t going to be raised to pay for Social Security, Medicare, or anything else anytime soon, and “anytime soon” means between now and the next ice age (which, thanks to global warming, has been indefinitely delayed).]]> <![CDATA[No blood for oil? Thank a fracking oilman.]]> <![CDATA[For whom the road tolls]]> <![CDATA[A costly inconvenient truth]]> <![CDATA[War on fracking]]> Hands down easiest prediction for 2012: Boulder’s hyper-active activists will take time out from their busy schedule of sabotaging American food production to sabotage American oil and gas production.]]> <![CDATA[The hills are alive with the sound of fracking]]> <![CDATA[China building world’s tallest skyscraper — in record time]]> <![CDATA[Shakespeare, like youth, is wasted on the young. Or is it?]]> <![CDATA[Ban GMOs? First show us the victims]]> <![CDATA[Putin and anti-fracking activism]]> <![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[Obama, Putin and pigeon chess]]> <![CDATA[If you can count a crowd and keep your virtue %uFFFD]]>