Danish Plan

It’s just like the sanctuary city movement, only with live ammunition

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Be careful what you wish for, because you might get it. Good and hard. Remember the sanctuary city movement, the strategy the Resistance (or the Democratic...

Boulder’s lifestyle depends on the use of fracking

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A couple of weeks ago the price of natural gas dropped below $2 per thousand cubic feet, the lowest it has been in more than a decade before rebounding somewhat. For that, the 99 percent — the 99 percent of Boulder residents who heat their homes with natural gas, ...

Biggest environmental disaster in U.S. history? Hogwash!

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In the course of reporting that BP had finally stopped the flow of oil in its Macondo well, a CNN reporter casually referred to the blowout as “the worst environmental disaster in U.S. history.” Obama said the same thing a couple of months ago. They are both full ...

The Democrats don’t get the Tea Party

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  It`s pretty much settled Democratic Party theology that the Tea Party movement consists of little more than racist, angry white male knuckle draggers. Inconveniently, the stereotype is wrong...

T.J. and gay marriage

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Dick Nixon and I were finishing off the Alice B. Toklas fudge when there was a knock on the door. It was Thomas Jefferson...

The Boulder County black hole

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As a matter of full disclosure, Paul Danish is currently running for County Commissioner. Should any other candidates for County Commissioner or current Commissioners...

When Palestine declares its independence

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Odds are that this week or next the Palestinians will unilaterally declare their independence. What happens next...

Boulder targets medical marijuana — and heads should roll

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Heads should roll. And for once, let us state whose: David Driskell, executive director of community planning and sustainability...

Could the plague bring reform to Congress?

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The latest China Plague (at least the fourth to originate in the People’s Republic since 1957) has set off discussion in Congress as to...

The dark horses of 2016

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The best advice I ever got about running for office came from Faye Johnson, a fierce Democratic warrior and former Boulder County Democratic Party chair. It consisted of exactly three words: “Make no assumptions...

The green whine over U.S. gas exports

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When Russia took over the Crimea at the start of the month, there were widespread calls in Congress and among the chattering classes (including from me) for the U.S. to fast-track the export of natural gas and oil to Europe in order to lessen Europe’s dependence on ...