by | Apr 25, 2019

Sacramento Is it better to have been a cow who, after spending a few years in a pasture or a feedlot, gets sent to a slaughterhouse — or to have never been a cow at all? Animal-rights activists and ethicists…

by | Apr 17, 2019

Oh my. Two of contemporary society’s most prominent anti-human utopian movements — radical environmentalism and materialistic transhumanism — appear on the verge of a bitter showdown. When you think about it, that makes sense. Both movements see themselves as the…

by | Mar 18, 2019

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has made fighting the supposedly damaging effects of anthropogenic climate change — Global Warming — her cause célèbre. Under the guise of “environmental justice,” Cortez’s Green New Deal called for a sweeping program of infrastructure reform to make…

by | Feb 14, 2019

Remember when the notion of Obamacare passing was laughable, unthinkable? And here we are, years later, in a system with runaway costs and increased taxes in the form of inflated insurance payments. The Green New Deal gets lots of laughs…

by | Dec 20, 2018

In August, 1910, a huge fire burned three million acres (destroying whole towns and taking 87 lives) in Washington state, Idaho, Montana, and adjacent Canada. This has come down to us as “The Big Burn,” the title of a 2009…

by | Dec 3, 2018

A new report from the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) claims humans have killed more than half the all the wildlife in the world since 1970. The report attracted media mass attention, though if you read the entire 145-page essay, it…

by | Nov 16, 2018

Last week’s elections changed a lot of things. Trump no longer has the support of both chambers of Congress. Leader McConnell will now be fighting for bills to move further right than left. And, of course the fight over recyclable…

by | Oct 26, 2018

Imagine a 6,350-acre parcel close to your home filled with rows and rows of 1.8 million solar panels and the largest solar power farm of its kind east of the Rocky Mountains. Imagine wondering what effect that massive farm would…

by | Oct 24, 2018

Seattle Here is my promise to you: By 2050, I pledge to be carbon-neutral. You’re welcome.  Your messages of thanks can be sent to me via email or Twitter. Some may scoff at this vague and distant pledge. They might…

by | Sep 26, 2018

Have we become a society of people who want to regulate others, but not ourselves? We laugh at those who object to some policy that seemed perfectly OK, when they thought it only applied to others. We make fun of…

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