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Category Archives: Politics

One Way to Reintroduce Wolves? Listen to the Voters.

When reintroducing wolves, where should you put them? A new study conducted by Colorado Parks and Wildlife suggests a simple solution: track the vote. The plan: Reintroduce wolves in areas where voters support them. Why wolves matter: Restoring wolf populations is a proven, cost-effective way to ensure deer and elk populations remain healthy, make forests more […]

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Quadball and Ultimate Might Be the Most Trans-Inclusive Sports

In June, several athletic governing bodies—including Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI), which oversees international cycling competitions, and the International Swimming Federation—tightened restrictions on transgender athletes, saying such policies will create a more fair and level playing field. Other sports have since followed suit.  Meanwhile, two quirky but fiercely competitive sports—quadball and Ultimate—are taking a different approach: […]

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No, Herschel Walker, We Don’t “Have Enough Trees Around Here”

Paging the Lorax—Georgia GOP Senate nominee Herschel Walker apparently has an ax to grind with trees. On Sunday, Walker criticized President Biden’s Inflation Reduction Act to a crowd gathered in Sandy Springs, near Atlanta, and said that his beef was with the bill’s emphasis on greenery. “They [Democrats] continue to try to fool you that […]

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What Should Happen to Drivers Who Kill Cyclists?

On April 16, 2016, Danielle Davis stepped off an overnight flight from San Diego to New York City with her mother, Lana. The morning before, Danielle’s older sister, Lauren, had been killed by a driver while riding her bike to her job at the Pratt Institute, an art and design school in Brooklyn. She had […]

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Do You Have What It Takes to Win the Lauren and Jayson Boebert Boil Over Decathlon?

In the tradition of George Jones, the Palins, and all those people J.D. Vance wrote about, Lauren Boebert—the Trump-loving, gun-packing firebrand from western Colorado—and her husband, Jayson, can get a little too rowdy on the home front. According to the Denver Post, the Boebert family allegedly has a track record of intimidating neighbors in their […]

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What the FBI Found in Trump’s Mar-a-Lago Gear Shed

Who knew that, like many a mountain town adventure bro, the 45th president maintains a dedicated, climate-controlled space where he stores his favorite gear, apparel, fitness equipment, and outdoor memorabilia? Well, we all do now, since federal agents busted its door down during their August 8 raid on Mar-a-Lago. Housed in a free-standing structure situated […]

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Manchin Signs on to Biden’s Climate Agenda. But There’s a Catch.

On Thursday, Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), reached an agreement with Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) to support an array of spending priorities that the Biden Administration put forward. Dubbed the Inflation Reduction Act, it includes $369 billion in new money to address climate change—the largest investment in emissions reduction ever. But to get Manchin’s […]

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Our Running Coach Analyzes Senator Josh Hawley’s January 6 Sprint

At a Capitol Hill hearing last night, the January 6th committee prompted a dramatic audience reaction when they played video of Senator Josh Hawley (R-Missouri) fleeing insurrectionists.  As a running coach, I had a similarly visceral reaction. His form! His apparel! His complete and utter lack of regard for democratic norms!  Let’s break it down.  […]

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The Federal Interagency Council on Outdoor Recreation Will Improve Your Access to Public Land

The Biden Administration announced today, July 21, the reestablishment of the Federal Interagency Council on Outdoor Recreation (FICOR). The move will make it easier for more people from more diverse backgrounds to recreate on federally managed public land, and will help the outdoor recreation industry continue to grow. Here’s how.  “Federal agencies don’t have a […]

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Key West Doesn’t Want Your Big Cruise Ships

Two years ago, when the pandemic hit and the world went into lockdown, the cruise industry was devastated by COVID-19 outbreaks, as some ships were stranded for weeks offshore with sick passengers. Almost overnight, the industry, with millions of workers and customers, was shut down, the boats dropping off the face of the earth like […]

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