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Much ado about nothing

(By Branden Yeates, '76 Contributor) If you thought this year's January the 26th wasn't especially notable, think again: it's actually one of the more important dates for American environmentalism in the last decade. On January 26th, 2006, ten

The Democrats’ Pope Problem

(By Donald Devine, '76 Contributor) Sure, the mainstream media has spent its time highlighting Francis’ Republican snares — on immigration, the environment, the death penalty, and market economics. But Republicans were at least consoled by

The next genocide?

(By Phil Mitchell, '76 Contributor) Professor Timothy Snyder of Yale University adds new apocalypticism to the old in his op-ed in the New York Times. Today we think of the holocaust as “some dark apex

Pantsed at the circus

Our president is the poster child of modern elite academic thought. In that world of secularism and relativism, reality is socially constructed by language. They believe that man is the creator of reality and that

Global warming alarmists’ free speech problem

(’76 Contributor) As if on cue, settled-science believer Auden Schendler delivered a punishing retort in The Aspen Times to my recent column “Inconvenient Truths Denied By Climate Faithful” (Sept. 11, Commentary).

Kerry goes biblical on global warming

Last Wednesday, at a ceremony to appoint Texas lawyer Shaarik Zafar to be special representative to Muslim communities, Secretary of State John Kerry said it was the United States’ Biblical “responsibility” to “confront climate change,” including

The political climate needs a change

Food stamps have never been more popular, economic growth is in the doldrums, average household income remains in a slump, the work force is still shrinking, a third of everyone between 18 and 34 is

Skiing down the slippery slope of climate change

More than 100 ski areas in the United States signed a Climate Declaration last year, demanding federal government action to avert “catastrophic” human-induced climate change. Instead of cooling the planet, such an approach is likely

Four questions for Sachs & the warming worriers

(CCU Faculty) Jeffrey Sachs is one of the world’s leading public intellectuals with his special chair at Columbia University’s Earth Institute and his years of leading the U.N. Millennium Project. So I was a bit