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The DNC's not over at Scholars & Rogues

August 29, 2008

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I know, I know, you’re probably all DNCed out by now, what with all our coverage and the traditional media coverage. But we had something like ten correspondents around the DNC all week, and some of them have been so busy covering events that they’ve barely had a chance to actually report on what they […]

Imagination – the Green Constitutional Congress, part 3

August 28, 2008

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While awareness and externalities were memes in the Green Constitutional Congress, they weren’t the only ones. For that matter, neither was the most important one. Bruce Mau made that abundantly clear with his repetition of a single phrase in every question he asked by way of introduction to the panelists’ monologues: “Can we imagine…” Imagination […]

Sen. Ken Salazar on Alberto Gonzales

August 28, 2008

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Think back a few years to when Judge Alberto Gonzales was being considered for Attorney General. Colorado’s then freshman senator, Ken Salazar, escorted Gonzales into the Senate for the first day of his confirmation hearing. And Salazar ultimately voted to confirm Gonzales. As a result, the Justice department went through years of upheaval. U.S. attorneys […]

Denver is missing something – the homeless

August 28, 2008

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I was walking up the 16th Street Mall this morning when I got stopped by a man offering me a small newspaper called the Denver Voice. It’s a paper written in large part by the homeless, about the homeless, and sold on the streets of Denver by the homeless. For a suggested donation of $1.00, […]

4-5-7-6-4

August 27, 2008

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Four. Five. Seven. Six. Four. These five numbers represent the total number of recognizable press in each of the five different energy and/or global heating panels I’ve attended over the last three days of the DNC. Supposedly it’s a big deal that DNC08 is the greenest convention in history. There’s been some small amount of […]

BREAKING: Tent State march was unplanned

August 27, 2008

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Sam Smith, S&R correspondent on the scene of the Tent State march from the Denver Colosseum to the DNC, has had the opportunity to talk with some of the Tent State marchers along the route, and he reports that the march was unplanned. Several people talked about, Rage Against the Machine talked about marching during […]

Externalities – The Green Constitutional Congress, part 2

August 27, 2008

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Externalities is a term I first heard in my undergraduate economics classes nearly 20 years ago, and its used to describe the parts of a system that are ignored by the users of that system. In the context of electricity generation, the water required for the boilers and for cooling were once considered an externality […]