State of the Union

Posts in category “environment”

Even If Hobby Lobby Wins, We Lose

Closing on Sundays doesn’t make up for the disembedding nature of big box stores.

Posted March 25th, 2014

A Long, Cold Lent: David Adams Richards’s Friends of Meager Fortune

A grim Canadian tale makes a polar vortex feel warm by comparison.

Posted January 22nd, 2014

Companies and Conservatives Prepare for Oncoming Carbon Taxes

As the New York Times reported yesterday, More than two dozen of …

Posted December 6th, 2013

The Anti-New Deal Legacy of the Pro-Density Movement

Joel Kotkin continues his battle against anti-sprawl activists: [The Equality of Opportunity …

Posted August 12th, 2013

Why Conservatism Cares About Cities

Should conservatives care about cities? The question cropped up yesterday as conservative …

Posted January 25th, 2013

Obama Should Green-Light Keystone Pipeline

In a recent column mocked by liberal bloggers, David Brooks earnestly suggested …

Posted January 24th, 2013

Crunchy Con Councilman

A newly-elected Democratic city councilman from Staunton, Virginia, concludes that his environmentalism …

Posted December 18th, 2012

Coal — Or: The Mitt Romney Pander Few Will Remember

Yuval Levin’s election postmortem reduced the Democratic party to “an incoherent amalgam …

Posted November 27th, 2012

Trying to Get A Straight Answer on California’s Carbon Caps

Rod Dreher posted today that he doubts there’s the political will for a major …

Posted November 14th, 2012

Infrastructure and the Future of the Economy

Last month, Walter Russell Mead published an op-ed in the Wall Street Journal criticizing …

Posted November 5th, 2012

The Politics of Sandy

Scott McConnell has pointed out how Michael Bloomberg has cited the damage …

Posted November 2nd, 2012

The Beauty of Dead Cities

I took a taxi ride late last night through Lower Manhattan, which …

Posted November 2nd, 2012

Mayor Mike’s Next Job

I have a feeling that Mayor Bloomberg’s endorsement may put Obama over …

Posted November 2nd, 2012

Nature’s God Takes New York

I had an easier time than many New Yorkers last night. I …

Posted October 30th, 2012

The War on Coal: Hitting Me Where I Used to Live

For most people, I imagine, a power plant is an eyesore, a …

Posted September 26th, 2012

Greenland Is (Almost) Burning

Earlier this year, I was playing golf with a guy, my partner …

Posted July 26th, 2012

Rocky Mountain Heat

Various reports on the out of control Colorado wildfire are being featured …

Posted June 27th, 2012