The most powerful weapon to fight poverty

By |October 22nd, 2014|

My grandmother passed away a decade ago. Yet I can still remember her warm smile. She and most of my dad’s side of the family lived in a small village in East China. I first visited her back in 1983. By then, China had started limited economic reform for three years. People’s living standards had improved, but life in a village was still very hard. […]

Energy prices may tip Colorado women's vote

By |October 14th, 2014|

As a single mom budgeting for energy costs, my blood pressure just went up a little higher. The Farmer’s Almanac recently released its latest prediction: This winter will be colder, and the 2015 summer will be hotter. That means higher energy costs in my family budget. […]

When inexpensive energy is deemed a bigger threat than terrorist commanders

By |June 18th, 2014|

The longer he’s president, the fewer the checks and balances to which Barack Obama considers himself constrained. […]

Some Earth Day boos and cheers

By |April 26th, 2014|

We’re celebrating Earth Day this week, and maybe that’s what the White House hoped people would think it was doing when it earlier delayed construction of the job-creating, energy-boosting, science-endorsed, Keystone XL pipeline. It was more nearly a means of bringing in bribes. A real way to celebrate would be to cheer on fracking, an environmental as well as an economic blessing. […]

The folly of blocking natural-gas exports

By |April 2nd, 2014|

The boom in American natural-gas production during the past several years, and the consequent crash of domestic natural-gas prices, has caused many to call for the liberation of U.S. natural-gas exports. […]

Fracking and the Urban-Rural Conflict

By |February 14th, 2014|

(’76 Contributor) President Barack Obama has promised to make economic inequality the central issue in congressional elections this year. Similarly, urban-centric activists in Colorado have launched […]