State of the Union

Posts in category “environment”

Save Smallpox, Not Pandas

San Diego can give up its hopes of producing a sister panda …

Posted May 12th, 2014

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