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Thursday, May 14,2015

Obama’s bizarre sales pitch for TPP

Sometimes you get offered “a deal you can’t refuse.” Then there’s the deal that Barack Obama has offered to congressional Democrats.

By Jim Hightower
For some bizarre reason, Obama is staking his presidential legacy on a trade scam called the Trans-Pacific Partnership. It’s a corporate wet dream that would let profiteering giants in Japan, Vietnam, Brunei and eight other Pacific nations sue to overturn our national, state and even local laws that they claim might pinch their profits.
Thursday, May 7,2015


By Dan Savage
Last summer, I reconnected with a high-school teacher I hadn’t seen for a year. We first met when I was 15, and I had nothing but respect for him and his intelligence. I also had a crush on him for the next four years. Fast-forward a year. He is sexting me and sending dick pics and wants to hook up.
Thursday, May 7,2015

Puerto Rico governor approves medical marijuana

By Leland Rucker
Another U.S. territory will allow medical marijuana for patients. Puerto Rican Gov. Alejandro Garcia Padilla signed an executive order this week that authorizes marijuana for certain medical uses under the control of the health department.
Thursday, May 7,2015

In case you missed it

To put Mayweather’s earnings in context, he made $3 million less on Saturday than the GDP of Kiribati, an island nation that once had vast reserves of sweet, sweet phosphate but ran out in 1979 and now only sells coconuts.
Thursday, May 7,2015


By Rob Brezsny
I approach it with the devotion of a monk and the rigor of a warrior. Does that mean I ignore difficulty and suffering and cruelty? Of course not. I’m trying to diminish the power of those problems, so I sure as hell better know a lot about them. On the other hand, my main focus is on redemption and exaltation.
Thursday, May 7,2015

The great forgotten Italian red

Amarone della Valpolicella is worth the hunt and price in Boulder County

By Matt Cortina
Far be it from me to dispute that. I don’t know how, and I’m scared to. But in that due bluster around nebbiolo and sangiovese, and their subsequent products, it’s hard to find on Boulder County menus what some of us hiding over in the corner consider Italy’s finest red: amarone della Valpolicella.
Thursday, May 7,2015

Trading up

How lifting the embargo will impact American and Cuban culinary worlds

By Grace Boyle
On Dec. 17, President Obama announced a monumental decision for Cuba and United States relations in a speech on Cuba policy changes from the White House. “We will end an outdated approach,” the president said, “that for decades has failed to advance our interests and instead we will begin to normalize relations between our two countries.”
Thursday, May 7,2015

Tidbites | Week of May 7, 2015

With 30 Boulder County-area breweries and cider-makers participating in the event, attendees will taste the newest and most exciting flavors the area has to offer. Seven of the participating breweries weren’t open a year ago, and eight of them are new to the event, which is run by the Colorado Beer Trail.
Thursday, May 7,2015

Taste in colors

Busaba in Louisville is vibrant Thai

By Matt Cortina
Each new plate arrived to the table as a twist of a kaleidoscope. When we drained the color from one, another arrived, swirling colors into a different combination and pattern. We remembered the food by its color, not by each dish, when we left Busaba in Louisville.
Thursday, May 7,2015

The new reality

‘Welcome to Me’ and TV

By Michael J. Casey
When Alice Klieg (Kristen Wiig) was 11, she was diagnosed manic-depressive, put on medication and grew up like most teenagers do. Yet, the events that shaped Alice’s upbringing, although not abnormal, stuck deeper in her mind than most.