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Thursday, July 30,2015

Council is listening, but to whom?

By Joel Dyer
At this point, I actually feel a bit sorry for the members of Boulder’s City Council. In the last few months they have managed to anger just about everyone for one reason or another. Whether its development or rightsizing, municipalization miscues, nutty decisions on historical preservation or their continued support for the city’s discriminatory policies aimed at pushing the homeless out of sight, pretty much everyone has expressed some level of displeasure with this crew. And while the community’s grumblings spring from a variety of issues, the central complaint is nearly always the same: “this Council just doesn’t listen.”
Thursday, July 30,2015

Israelis split on Iran deal

By Dave Anderson
Bill Clinton, when he was running for re-election as President in 1996, declared, “We remain the world’s indispensable nation to advance prosperity, peace and freedom and to keep our children safe from the dangers of terror and weapons of mass destruction.” His second-term secretary of state Madeleine Albright repeated the phrase “indispensable nation” so much that many people thought she originated the phrase.
Thursday, July 30,2015

Proud “Partners” corporatize our parks

By Jim Hightower
First in line was Coca-Cola. In 2010, the multibillion-dollar colossus became a “Proud Partner” with NPS by making a mere $2.5 million taxdeductible donation. In return, Coke got exclusive rights to use park logos in its ads — and it also was allowed to veto an NPS plan to ban sales of bottled water in the Grand Canyon park.
Thursday, July 23,2015

(IN CASE YOU MISSED IT)

An irreverent and not always accurate view of the world

On the heels of the debut of their right-sizing program, where a handful of two-lane roads throughout the city were reduced to one lane roads with a shared turn lane for cars and big bike lanes for cyclists, the City on Saturday tried out their new commuting program: right-tubing.
Thursday, July 23,2015

Rep. Singer talks edibles, banking and lawmakers

By Leland Rucker
In part one of my interview with Rep. Jonathan Singer last week, he talked about changes the Colorado legislature made to Amendment 64 during the 2015 session. He figures lawmakers will be revising cannabis laws for a long time to come. “These are some of the million tweaks we will be making because we are a growing society,” said Singer, the representative for House District 11. “I ran three liquor bills this year. We’ve had legal liquor in the state for almost a century, and we’re still perfecting it.”
Thursday, July 23,2015

SAVAGE LOVE

By Dan Savage
My wife and I have been together for more than 10 years, practicing some kind of nonmonogamy for more than seven. We tried different things — open, dating others, FWBs — but after a bi threesome with another guy a year ago, we knew that was our thing.
Thursday, July 23,2015

Astrology

By Rob Brezsny
They are always out in the forests, traveling and rambling. In accordance with astrological omens, I suggest that you draw inspiration from the Russians’ example in the coming days. As often and as long as you can, put yourself in locations where the sky is overhead.
Thursday, July 23,2015

Sharing is caring

Or is it? Boulder’s happy hour scene shuns shareable cocktail trend

By Noel Phillips
For better or worse, we live in a culture of sharing. We share our photos, our statuses, our relationship highs and lows, favorite recipes, workouts, selfies, DIY projects and even our meals. The rise of the Internet tapped into our innately social mindset, lit a fuse under it and exploded it across our screens for all to see. It’s no surprise the sharing mentality would eventually permeate our lives offline, as well.
Thursday, July 23,2015

Celebrate food times, come on

There exists an entire holiday for your favorite food

By Renee Moen
George Bernard Shaw once said, “There is no sincerer love than the love of food.” No truer words were ever spoken. Food is needed to keep humans moving, functioning. Food may also be craved, savored and enjoyed. Americans love their food. From cooking contests to eating contests, there is no end to talking, reading or discussing food options. There are days, weeks and months devoted to specific food items.
Thursday, July 23,2015

Tidbites | Week of July 23, 2015

The main event of Leftapalooza is the Mile High Tribute Band Competition, which pits the nation’s best cover bands against one another for the right to play a show at the Fox Theatre. This year features bands covering the likes of Journey, the Allman Brothers, Styx, the B-52s, Pink Floyd, the Grateful Dead and more.
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