Opinion

Dispensaries, unite!

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(Re: “Dex doesn’t know cannabis,” Dec. 17.) This is very...

Who wants to die for Karzai?

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With some notable exceptions and a great deal of grumbling in...

Another lump of coal

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NCAR is going to build a giant new supercomputer, the better to study climate change, which is cool. Indeed, the project has already provided one profound, if wickedly ironic, insight into the problem...

Danish omits climate facts

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(Re: “Climategate,” Danish Plan, Dec. 3.) That Paul Danish finds “corrupt science” in the “Climategate” e-mails says less about how science is actually done and more about his own willingness to distort and omit facts...

Credit-rating finaglers freed by meek Congress

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America has the wrong approach for dealing with thieves. Rather than “looking backwards” at their misdeeds and “punishing” them, we merely need to ask that they not misbehave in the future, then monitor their behavior...

‘Illegal aliens’ crush the U.S.

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(Re: “No man’s land,” cover story, Dec. 3.) Your article on students who are illegal aliens (no, I’m not going to use the euphemism “undocumented immigrants”) was another example of one-sided, emotional coverage of this issue without an objective analysis of the ...

FEC hacks kill another ethics reform

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The Federal Election Commission might as well be re-named the Federal Execution Commission, for it repeatedly and ruthlessly takes election reforms down a dark hallway in its building and executes them...

Mind games for the holidays

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Is any season...

Climategate: Forget Denmark, something is rotten with CRU science

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Those who have been reading this column for awhile know that my views on global warming are a bit askew of the traditional fault lines on the subject...

Legalize marijuana

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I’m writing about Robert Sharpe’s thoughtful letter, “Jail is not a pot deterrent” (Letters, Nov. 26). According to a recent Rasmussen poll, 44 percent of adults believe that pot is just as dangerous as, or more dangerous than, alcohol (http://tinyurl.com/lqmqqz). ...

Hiding worker injuries from OSHA

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It's painful enough to be injured on the job, but it adds insult to injury when your employer strives to keep your pain a secret from safety authorities...

Jail is not a pot deterrent

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(Re: “Medical association: Reconsider pot," In Case You Missed It, Nov. 19.) While I’m thrilled that the American Medical Association has finally urged the federal government to rethink its prohibitionist stance on medical marijuana, I can’t help but wonder about ...