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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.
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.