Where Have You Been or Why Hunt?

My postings of late have been slow.  Essentially, since early October I have been out in the field with and without the dogs.  This...

The Competency Case Against Chris Christie

The central challenge of Governor Christie's first term was unemployment.   Below is a chart of New Jersey's relative performance on unemployment compared to...

How to Pass Bipartisan Gun Control

This essay is the first in a series of pieces on how to pass effective gun control in a bipartisan manner. Option 1 - Elect...

Lessons From the Boulder Flood

What lessons did I learn beyond the 24 news cycle portrayal of catastrophe, rescue, human tragedy, uplifting community, political photo-ops, disaster relief, and oblivion? Lesson...

Learning on the River

This summer I  spent weeks fishing on various rivers in Colorado and Wyoming.  You meet a different kind of entrepreneur on the river.  When...

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...

Pew Center on Gun Control – The Missed Table

I am working on a gun control piece with an accompanying videoblog.  It is taking longer than I would prefer, but it will be...

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