The Death of Common Sense

This late spring and early summer I spent some time in rural Nebraska and Wyoming.  What is so striking is not the overwhelming dislike...

FrackingSense Update March 19, 2012

Last night's FrackingSense at CU and the Center for the American West was less inspiring.  An engaging Colorado political scientist at Colorado State University,...

Fracking Sense – Science Before Policy

One of the bizarre developments of modern politics is the tendency of the two political parties charged with developing and implementing policy to abandon...

Minimum Wage – That Is Your Growth Plan?

I really do admire and respect the President, but raising the minimum wage as a growth strategy does not line up with memories of...

Boomtown North Dakota: An Introduction

Monday morning I rolled out of the driveway at 4:30 am in the Suburban bound for North Dakota.  The dogs settled down into their...

Conservation in Action on North Platte

Because of careful management the North Platte remains a great fishery and Wyoming covered in game.  Teddy Roosevelt would be proud.  Without strong conservation...

Why I Am Optimistic

              For those of you who follow my Twitter feed (@jumbojd), you saw this last week, “In field...

Can Do, Not Screw You

This is the time of year where I spend time in rural America.  One of the unforeseen benefits of hunting for birds is you are...

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