The Archie Bunkers of Settled Science

Melanie SturmEnvironment & Energy

As if on cue, settled-science believer Auden Schendler delivered a punishing retort in the Aspen Times to my recent column, “Inconvenient Truths Denied By Climate Faithful.” Archie Bunker-like in frustration, Schendler wants me to stifle myself. If I … Read More

Joan Rivers’ Life Lessons — Can We Talk?

Melanie SturmMeaning of Life

God knows Joan Rivers had much to atone for every Yom Kippur, considering her trenchant wit, off-color jokes, and celebrity takedowns—though sidesplitting. Never deferential to fame and status, Rivers claimed, “I succeeded by saying what … Read More

Inconvenient Truths Denied By Climate Faithful

Melanie SturmEnvironment & Energy

At the tumultuous summer’s close, when throat-slashing, genocidal jihadists and economic malaise dominated headlines and our psyches, Hillary Clinton announced her preoccupation. “Climate change is the most consequential, urgent, sweeping collection of challenges we face,” … Read More

The Truth About Lying’s Consequences

Melanie SturmAmerican Politics

“You can’t handle the truth!” Jack Nicholson shouted at Tom Cruise during the climactic court-martial scene in the movie “A Few Good Men.” Caught in a lie that exposed his “above-the-law” mentality, Nicholson’s character, Col. … Read More