Randy Udall, energy poet

"\"TweetShareShareThey found Randy Udall yesterday — he had been hiking alone on a remote trail up in Wyoming’s Wind River Range, a place he knew well. Poles were still in hand, the Denver Post reports. “Randy left this Earth...

Population argument bombs

"\"TweetShareShareThe Denver Post did a sort of quasi book-review\\\/reax piece today to Weekly Standard writer Jonathan Last’s What to Expect When No One’s Expecting: America’s Coming Demographic Disaster. Cute, but no panacea...

Gun Appreciation Day, annotated

"\"TweetShareShareI received an email from the #GunAppreciationDay people today. I figured I\\u2019d annotate it. My comments follow the **. Help us fund advertsing and spread the word far and wide… On Drudge, FOX News and Facebook Gun...

Proud gun owner

"\"TweetShareShareThe #NRA, in the wake of the Sandy Hook massacre of children and elementary school teachers and staff, has its friends out in full force. One thing I\\u2019ve heard in several media interviews now is \\u201cproud gun...

Global warming, empty bellies

"\"TweetShareShareA few months ago, Micah Williams, TEDxMileHigh’s newest (and only full-time) employee, asked if I might write a blog post about climate change. I said “sure,” and then I thought about what I could say about...

Richard Mourdock and God’s intent

"TweetShareShareIndiana Senate Candidate Richard Mourdock lit up the media\u00a0yesterday\u00a0with the following comment: The only exception I have to have an abortion is in the case of the life of the mother. I struggled with it myself for a lon...

Oil Shale Decision Right On

"TweetShareShareThe U.S. Department of Interior’s\u00a0decision to limit land leases on oil shale \u2014 a euphemism for rock mixed with kerogen with the energy content of french fries \u2014 was wise. I wrote up a story pitch after the Bush...

Imaging Earth, 2012 vs. 1972

"\"TweetShareShareNASA has released a phenomenal image: Taken by the the Suomi NPP spacecraft on January 4. Ball Aerospace built the NPP spacecraft; the instrument, the snappily named\\u00a0Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS), is...