Apr 13th, 2011
1:35 pm
April 13th, 2011 | Uncategorized
OPINION | Presenting real climate solutions

I want to respond to a recent YDN editorial by Trevor Wagener, entitled “Finding real climate solutions.” In his piece, no solutions are found. None are offered, either, unless you consider “engineer things better” a solution. By offering this as a solution, Wagener then moves on to dismiss the premise that policy reform could be […]

Mar 29th, 2011
4:46 pm
March 29th, 2011 | Uncategorized
OPINION | To exhume or not?

There is a massive chunk of high-grade copper, gold, and molybdenum buried under the Alaskan Peninsula. Some people want to exhume and sell it. Other people find this prospect appalling. The contentious development of Alaska’s Pebble Mine recently moved debate from Juneau to Washington D.C. The permitting process is underway. A typical stalemate exists: proponents […]

Feb 17th, 2011
12:18 am
February 17th, 2011 | Uncategorized
OPINION | Walsh: Free speech?

Nikita Lalwani recently reported in this paper (1) that Yale ranked fifth in a list of worst colleges for free speech. The Greg Lukianoff article in the Huffington Post (2) referenced in Lalwani’s story described the University as “a repeat offender against freedom of expression in recent years.” Wednesday evening I attended the conversation between […]

Feb 7th, 2011
10:34 am
February 7th, 2011 | Uncategorized
OPINION | Walsh on Google art

Google’s working on a new project! An art project! If you didn’t read about it, Google is putting online ultra high-resolution images of paintings from collections around the world. They plan to launch with a well-sized gallery equivalent to about 17 museums. When you tire of the British Art Museum, then go online, see so […]

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