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Earth, Freedom and Fossil Fuels

April 22nd, 2013
Tim DeChristopher is a free man. Somehow, putting an exclamation point after that sentence seems redundant. Because DeChristopher has always been free. It?s just that the federal government locked him up for two years because as an act of conscience… more »

Decision Time for the Environment

February 27th, 2013
Pity the poor president, the February 17 New York Times headline suggested. He must choose between alienating environmentalists or alienating Canada, one of the nation?s chief allies, when he decides whether or not to allow the Keystone Pipeline to… more »

Mitt, Oil and the Middle Class

October 27th, 2012
The first time I visited the Mountain West was shortly after 9/11 when my partner and I made a long-planned visit to Yellowstone National Park. The golden leaves of the aspens and the cottonwoods were so radiant against the mountainside that I wanted to… more »

Mourning Sally Ride

July 29th, 2012
Ever since I read in astronaut Sally Ride?s obituary that she had been in a committed relationship with Tam O?Shaunessy for twenty-seven years, I?ve wondered how O?Shaunessy must feel now. I don?t know how Ride set up her estate, but… more »

The Limits of Genius

May 13th, 2012
For weeks now, I?ve been metaphorically lugging Steve Jobs around with me. I bought Walter Isaacson?s biography shortly after Jobs died, but I got side-tracked by the controversy over hazardous working conditions at the plants in China where Apple… more »