Author Archives: CriticalDan

Falling Out of Love with Cape Wind?

Some time ago a friend turned me on to the energycollective.com, a thoughtful, interesting blog on energy ad climate issues written primarily by subject matter experts (scientists, engineers, etc) in the renewable energy field, mostly from a non-political advocacy perspective. It is a good resource for people who occasionally like to get a sense of what is going on…

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Pelosi for President!

Proposed: In 2020, the Democratic party will seriously consider nominating Nancy Pelosi for President of the United States. (Set aside the fact that in 2020 Mrs. Pelosi will be eighty years old and humor me, okay?) Most voters would scoff at that notion. Sure Pelosi has her fans. But to the vast majority of the mainstream American electorate Pelosi is…

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Bad Green and Good Green

It happened again. Saturday evening I wandered into our living room, flipped on the light switch – and stopped dead in my tracks. Instantly I knew what had happened. It wasn’t just the quality of the light – which was (is) terrible and insufficient on first ignition to illuminate the room. The light was making a sound. And not a…

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So long, Mr. Speaker

I received the photo in the mail a few weeks after it was taken, back in 1996 when I was a just-out-of-college staffer at the 1996 Republican National Convention in San Diego. Out there on the left coast, three hours behind DC time, my colleagues and I sometimes felt a little bit detached from the momentous goings-on under the still…

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Breaking News From the Schoolyard (New Hampshire)!

The top two articles on Bostonherald.com right now are: (1) “Mitt Romney ripped over ‘pink slip’ remark,” and (2) “Romney sparks furor with ‘fire’ remark.” Meanwhile, a JUST IN banner across the top of the page screams, “Mitt Romney scrambles after ‘fire’ comment.” Sure this is the Herald, and the Herald (though I love it dearly) tends toward the dramatic,…

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