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Unhinged greens laud Che as ‘humanitarian’

(By Simon Lomax, ’76 Contributor) It’s no secret that many U.S. environmental groups have become more strident and ideological during the Obama presidency. But you may be surprised just how extreme they have become.

The most powerful weapon to fight poverty

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

Energy prices may tip Colorado women’s vote

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

Research reveals who’s really anti-science

The eminent historian Paul Johnson begins his acclaimed book “Modern Times” by describing Albert Einstein’s quest at the beginning of the last century for an all-encompassing general theory of relativity and the three specific tests

Some Earth Day boos and cheers

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

Fracking and the Urban-Rural Conflict

(’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

Weld County: ground zero in the anti-fracking battle

In the last election, four Colorado cities voted to ban hydraulic fracking: Boulder, Broomfield, Loveland, and Fort Collins. Anti-fracking proponents promise to take their campaign statewide. Self-described ‘fractivist’ Shawn Davis stated “This is not an

Frack to the future

Back in the late 1970’s, in the era of gas lines, when some of my friends would get up early to sell doughnuts to those waiting in line, Bob Hope was in a TV commercial