It means “utterly astonished; astounded,” and it’s the perfect descriptor for my reaction to the announcement that I was chosen Meeker’s Citizen of the Year for 2019. It’s taken me several days to wrap my […]
RBC | Last winter in these pages I reviewed consensus studies predicting impending dire consequences of climate change (IPCC Special Report, 2018; Fourth National Climate Assessment, 2018). Now the biologists have weighed in with a […]
Admitting error or fault is never easy or comfortable, no matter how old you are or how often you get to do it, but it’s part of becoming a responsible, trustworthy adult. It’s “character-building,” as […]
RBC | Most people have no clue how a newspaper comes together, just that it appears magically each week for their enjoyment (or ire, depending.) As the editorial designer, one of the biggest questions I […]
RBC I The proverbial straw that broke the camel’s back is an illustration of what can happen when you feel overwhelmed. Each straw by itself is irrelevant. Yet, the cumulative weight of enough straw can […]
By Diane Mitsch Bush Special to the Herald Times RBC | Many economists, tax analysts, nonpartisan organizations like the Joint Committee on Taxation, and former officials from both Republican and Democratic administrations agree that the […]
RBC I Geologists at the University of Cincinnati just wrapped up a three-year investigation of hydraulic fracturing and its impact on local water supplies. The result? There’s no evidence—zero, zilch, nada—that fracking contaminates drinking water. […]
RBC I At the heart of age-old disagreements about who should own and manage public lands in Western states—the federal government, states, or local communities—is one key document: the U.S. Constitution.