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Thursday, July 16,2015

Storied history

Republicans should look back for advice

By Dave Anderson
After the racial terrorist massacre in Charleston, many Americans found out about the neo-Confederate movement that inspired Dylann Roof. Neo-Confederates aren’t generally fringe characters like Roof, but rather some of the most respectable, well-educated and well-off folks around — professors, clergymen, prominent politicians and community leaders. The Republican Party in the South is thoroughly enmeshed with neo-Confederates at the highest level.
Thursday, July 16,2015

Canary of the West

By Joel Dyer
Out here in the West, the sage-grouse is our canary and its well-documented demise is a warning that we better act fast if our beloved way of life is to avoid the same fate.
Thursday, July 16,2015

A non-corporate, non-fat cat presidential campaign

By Jim Hightower
Republican politicos say that taking unlimited sums of campaign cash from corporations and billionaires is the American way, claiming that money is “free” speech. Democrats disagree, but say they can’t unilaterally disarm, so they join the ever-escalating arms race for fat cat money.
Thursday, July 9,2015

Double Standard

The five percent rules for amending city charters and the state constitution vary considerably

By Angela K. Evans
With the upcoming November election, there has been some controversy surrounding the number of petition signatures required to put a charter amendment on the ballot in the City of Boulder. This is sparked, in part, by two proposed amendments by Livable Boulder, a local citizen’s group concerned with the issues of development and growth.
Thursday, July 9,2015

In case you missed it

A group of folks who apparently like Florida Republican senator and presidential hopeful Marco Rubio have put together a $16 million fund to run advertising in support of Rubio.
Thursday, July 9,2015

It’s time to let Boulder cannabis businesses succeed

By Leland Rucker
Having lived here nearly half tated strict timelines for rulemaking. Take the city’s coupon ban. This my life, I frequent local But a close look at the city rules on makes no sense whatsoever. Currently, businesses and want them marijuana is confusing at best.
Thursday, July 9,2015

Savage Love

By Dan Savage
In a former life, I was a staunch Republican and voted for antigay ballot initiatives. Then, after a bad divorce 18 years ago, I moved to another state and fell in with an artistic crowd. Over the years, I became close friends with people with vastly different life experiences, and I’ve developed an entirely new attitude toward gay rights.
Thursday, July 9,2015

ASTROLOGY

By Rob Brezsny
Now is an excellent time to meditate on these riddles. One of my Aries readers, Mickki Langston, has some stellar tips to inspire you: 1. One of your greatest assets is your relentless sense of purpose. Treasure it. Stay connected to it. Draw on it daily. 2.
Thursday, July 9,2015

Celebrate a local favorite

JUL-IPA Festival highlights bold beers

By Kristen Kuchar
Hop lovers rejoice; there is a festival highlighting those bitter, intense beers you know and love. Boulder’s JUL-IPA brings together more than 30 breweries, both locally and nationally based, to pour India Pale Ales for your drinking pleasure.
Thursday, July 9,2015

A spot on the shelf

The competitive craft brewing scene in Colorado prepares for more challenges

By Tiffany Lutke
Colorado craft-beer drinkers have choices. Our local liquor store shelves are lined with craft offerings, and we’re likely to live within a few miles of a local brewery. As the Colorado craft-beer culture continues to thrive, like any booming industry, issues can arise.
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