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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.
Thursday, June 18,2015

Polis responds to his critics on trade authority

By Congressman Jared Polis
While Congress prepares to finalize action one way or the other on President Obama’s authority to negotiate trade agreements with other countries, there continues to be no shortage of “facts,” figures, and talking points. Unfortunately, much of this information is wrong.
Thursday, June 18,2015

Who will look after you someday?

By Dave Anderson
America has more senior citizens today than at any time in history. Ai-jen Poo provides some startling statistics in her new book The Age of Dignity: Preparing for the Elder Boom in A Changing America: “Every eight seconds an American turns sixty-five; that’s more than ten thousand people per day, almost 4 million per year.... The 5 million Americans older than eighty-five, our country’s fastestgrowing demographic, will number 11.5 million by 2035. Because of advances in health care and technology, people are living longer than ever, often into their nineties or breaking one-hundred.”
Thursday, June 11,2015

New federal emissions rules would choke U.S. economy

By Drew Johnson
The EPA recently proposed new regulations that would dramatically lower ozone emission standards. Under the new standards, as many as 100 state and national parks would fail the test. And the compliance costs for public authorities and private businesses will number in the hundreds of billions of dollars.
Thursday, June 4,2015

Whitewashing Vietnam?

By Dave Anderson
Recently, the Pentagon announced it was launching a multi-million dollar decade-long 50th anniversary “commemoration” of the Vietnam war in “partnership” with more than 10,000 corporations and local groups which are to sponsor hometown events. Its website presents a fairy tale of “honor” and “valor.
Thursday, June 4,2015

The bombing of Judi Bari

By BariNews
May 24, 2015, marked the 25th anniversary of the 1990 bombing of logging reform activist Judi Bari. The bombing remains an unsolved crime. Here is a brief recap of the historical and political context of the bombing and attempted framing of Judi Bari by the FBI and Oakland Police.
Thursday, May 28,2015

Congressman Pinocchio

By Sam Schabacker and Mike Roque
Congressman Polis’ nose is growing by the day. The web of mistruths, halftruths and outright fabrications he is using to justify his support for fast tracking the Trans- Pacific Partnership (TPP) — a secretive trade deal that would expand fracking, destroy jobs and erode local democracy — is astounding.
Thursday, May 21,2015

The socialist Democrat

By Dave Anderson
It was a shock. Canada’s democratic socialist party, The New Democrats (NDP), won a resounding victory this month in Alberta, the country’s most rightwing province where the Progressive Conservatives have ruled for over four decades. The NDP promised to increase corporate taxes, social spending as well as oil and gas royalties.