Danish Plan

The Cannonball River slobs

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The activists protesting the Dakota Access Pipeline call themselves “Water Protectors,” but there’s a more evocative one-syllable Anglo-Saxonism that better describes them. Slobs. Now that the...

Tales from Rocky Flats, and why it should stay off-limits

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It’s not often that I find myself endorsing anything that the Rocky Mountain Peace and Justice Center has its fingerprints on, but I agree...

Some nasty unintended consequences of Prop 112

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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...

Old and in the way at age 50

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Boulder geezers — and we’re talking about anyone over age 50 here — you’re through! Done! Fini! Kaput! Finito! Old and in the way! And not...

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

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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...

Nixon’s take on Bolton and Bernie

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The Idea Fairy and me were polishing off our latest plate of edibles when there was a knock on the door. It...

Russia’s war on GMOs

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According to a story in the Des Moines Register and reports elsewhere, it seems that a lot of the world’s anti-GMO propaganda is being...

Quarterbacking the gummy bear trick

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Kevin Sabet, the creep who once described himself as “the quarterback” of the anti-marijuana legalization movement, is the kind of guy who gives a...

The coming lithium wars: what we know

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We all know that we have only a mere 11 years to save the planet from the global warming apocalypse. We know...

Was America ever great? You bet it was! And it still...

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Maybe Trump derangement syndrome made them do it. Or maybe they’re just part of the Democrats’ slime-America-first caucus. Whatever...

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

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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...

The rigged Rodale Institute deal

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Shortly after the Boulder County Commissioners voted to ban GMO crops from Boulder County Open Space (in March 2016), it occurred to them that...