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  • Notice to Readers from Rob Natelson

    Notice to Readers from Rob Natelson0

    • February 10, 2022

    Salon.com issued a defamatory article it has refused to correct.

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  • Don’t Get Used to the Recent Drop in Gas Prices

    Don’t Get Used to the Recent Drop in Gas Prices0

    • September 29, 2022

    Despite Governor Polis’s last minute hand-wringing, the EPA has announced that expensive new gasoline requirements will absolutely be coming to the Denver Metro area. According to the Colorado Sun: The Environmental Protection Agency can’t let Colorado off the hook for imposing more expensive reformulated gas to fight ozone pollution beginning in 2024, the agency said in

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  • Don’t Let Anyone Tell You Nuclear Takes Too Long to Build

    Don’t Let Anyone Tell You Nuclear Takes Too Long to Build0

    • September 28, 2022

    I’ve extolled the virtues of nuclear energy for its reliability, clean emissions, efficient land use, “just transition” potential, and energy security upside on several occasions. I’ve even documented why many of the fears surrounding nuclear and aversion to its deployment are often irrational and misguided. But one of the legitimate, good-faith critiques of nuclear is

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  • The Tax and Regulate Reality Behind Governor Polis’s Libertarian Image

    The Tax and Regulate Reality Behind Governor Polis’s Libertarian Image0

    • September 26, 2022

    To what extent is Jared Polis a pro-liberty or libertarian governor? Here we can take “libertarian” broadly to mean support for free markets and personal liberties. There is no precise measure of the “libertarianness” of Polis’s various policies and actions that might yield some overall objective score. Some of his policies and actions are pro-liberty,

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  • Sky High Gas Bills Coming This Winter

    Sky High Gas Bills Coming This Winter0

    • September 23, 2022

    Last week I wrote about the costs and consequences of underrating natural gas infrastructure, which are currently most pronounced in New England this winter in the form of exorbitant bills and inadequate supply. But it turns out Colorado, while being in better shape than our northeastern counterparts, is not immune to the disruptions roiling the

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  • Understanding the Constitution: Originalism was not invented by partisan Republicans

    Understanding the Constitution: Originalism was not invented by partisan Republicans0

    • September 23, 2022

    In constitutional law, the methods applied by “progressives” are the new, partisan inventions. Originalism is the standard bequeathed by the ages.

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  • Smart Thermostats Are Looking Like Dumb Policy

    Smart Thermostats Are Looking Like Dumb Policy0

    • September 21, 2022

    Earlier this month Xcel Energy made national headlines when it locked out 22,000 customers in Colorado from adjusting their thermostats as temperatures rose into the 90s. Those affected were customers who had signed up for the Colorado AC Rewards program, which allows the company to adjust the temperature setting on internet-connected “smart thermostats.” In exchange

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