Jill Richardson

02/19/2017 - 2:00pm

    In case you were wondering what Republicans have planned for the environment, it’s now clear.

    Some of the ideas aren’t new — like mining and logging our national forests. Or giving the green light to controversial oil pipelines like the Dakota Access Pipeline, which threatens the...

08/30/2016 - 8:00pm

    For a few brief months, it looked like America might take a step closer to sanity. And then came the news: the Obama administration will not loosen federal restrictions on marijuana after all.

    Before delving...

08/15/2016 - 11:00am

    I just got back from hiking 95 miles in the Sierras. (Yes, just like that Reese Witherspoon movie Wild, only far fewer miles.)

    I returned from my trip with something eating at me. Backpackers are supposed to...

08/07/2016 - 8:00pm

    In order for solar power to compete with other forms of energy, the conventional thinking goes, it needs to become way cheaper.

    Installing rooftop solar panels can be prohibitively expensive, after all, and...

08/01/2016 - 8:00pm

    The debates leading up to the election this year will no doubt invoke the “American value” of capitalism. But what, exactly, does that mean? And what should it mean?

    I’m no economist, but I...

07/28/2016 - 7:00pm

    I was sitting on a bus one summer, chatting with a man behind me who’d worked all over the world in the U.S. foreign service. Like many conversations today, ours turned eventually to the many problems with our country.

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