Danish Plan

The anti-Electoral College compact may come with a nasty surprise

The Colorado legislature approved a bill on Feb. 21 to cast Colorado’s electoral votes for president for the candidate who gets the most popular...

The Green New Deal and the mother of all Kinsley gaffes

A Kinsley Gaffe (named after former New Republic Editor Michael Kinsley) occurs when a politician tells the truth — some obvious truth he or she...

Fighting climate change like World War II

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez drew a lot of snickers a couple weeks ago when she said Millennials and Gen Z “thought the world is gonna end...

Trump and the shutdown: The return of the honey badger

Don’t be surprised if Trump gets himself a bust of Ulysses Grant to go with the bust of Andrew Jackson he keeps in the...

How to increase Colorado’s (and Arizona’s) water supply

Here are a few factoids to contemplate as we head into 2019: • In the past dozen years, Colorado’s population has grown by about 1...

An open letter to Michaela Mujica-Steiner

I read with interest your piece in the Dec. 13 Boulder Weekly (Re: “Déjà vu at U.N. climate talks”) about your visit to the United...

Macron and les deplorables

French President Emmanuel Macron returned to Paris from the G20 Summit, where he reaffirmed France’s commitment to the Paris Climate Accord, to discover a...

Governor Brown and ‘the new abnormal’

For some reason California’s outgoing Governor Jerry Brown started his Nov. 11 press conference on the state’s wildfires by calling them “the new abnormal.” Why...

The prince who read the instruction manual

The Washington press corps is shocked, shocked that Saudi Prince Mohammad bin Salman (aka MBS) may have ordered the assassination of Jamal Khashoggi, a...

Some nasty unintended consequences of Prop 112

Back in the early 1970s someone asked Colorado’s then-Senator Gordon Allott if he would favor moving the Rocky Flats Nuclear Weapons plant because it...

Dems should remember guys vote too

Following the Kavanaugh confirmation, a lot of progressive pundits and Washington swampies started wondering out loud if the newly energized Republican base would stay...

CU should expand in Louisville, not on South Boulder Creek

There’s a much better place for the University of Colorado Boulder to build its putative academic village than in the mined-out gravel pit at...
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