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Thursday, August 27,2015

Universal health care for Colorado

By Dave Anderson
Colorado may become the first state to establish a universal health care system in the U.S. In July, the Secretary of State certified a proposed initiative for the 2016 ballot that would create a universal cooperative plan called ColoradoCare. They have to collect 99,000 valid signatures by October 16 (they are planning to get 120,000).
Thursday, August 27,2015


By Tom H. Hastings
Todd Matthew Williams was just 51. He suffered from congestive heart failure — at least that’s what we guessed. Despite a life of work — six years in the U.S.
Thursday, August 13,2015

Socialism in the US?

By Dave Anderson
Barack Obama makes jokes every year at the White House Correspondents’ Association dinner about the rightwing accusations that he is a socialist, a Muslim and foreignborn. This year, he mentioned Senator Bernie Sanders running for president. “I like Bernie. Bernie’s an interesting guy,” Obama said. “Apparently, some folks want to see a pot-smoking socialist in the White House. We could get a third Obama term after all.”
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 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 9,2015

Polis’ TPP stance insults critics, including his peers

By Ken Bonetti
Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders or Colorado’s own Reps. DeGette and Perlmutter. Perhaps those obfuscators include international trade economists and Nobel laureates Paul Krugman and Joseph Stiglitz.
Thursday, July 2,2015

Smeared again

By Steve Hendricks
If the mayor of a fishing village decried shark attacks, and the headline in the next day’s paper read, “Mayor opposes fish,” you might think the paper had it in for him. That’s about where Bernie Sanders, the Vermont senator running for president, stood with the press after his rally last weekend in Denver, which drew a formidable 5,000 people.
Thursday, July 2,2015

Best environmentalist candidate, Bernie Sanders

By Dave Anderson
Many enviros are thrilled that Bernie Sanders is running for president, according to Bill McKibben, the author/ activist who has been called “probably the nation’s leading environmentalist” by The Boston Globe. McKibben explained: “(Sanders is) a stand-up guy...
Thursday, June 25,2015

We want to protect and keep the middle class in Boulder

By Livable Boulder
As Livable Boulder moves forward in getting 4,500 signatures to put its two initiatives on the ballot, we would like to point out to the community that one of our main goals is to protect and keep the middle class in Boulder. The two initiatives are called “Development Pays its Way” and “Neighborhoods’ Right to Vote.
Thursday, June 18,2015

The pecking disorder: Social Justice Warriors gone wild

By Cathy Young
The ordeal of Northwestern University film professor Laura Kipnis, hauled before a campus gender equity tribunal for publishing a critique of academia’s current obsession with sexual misconduct, has brought the backlash against ‘political correctness’ to reliably left-of-center venues such as Vox.