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Thursday, October 1,2015

The gathering storm

By Paul Danish
The opponents of Ballot Measures 300 and 301 (the Livable Boulder initiatives), which would allow residents of neighborhoods to vote on zoning changes that affect their neighborhoods (Measure 300) and require new growth to pay its own way (Measure 301) respectively, have raised more than $70,000.
Thursday, September 17,2015

Why the chattering classes don’t get Trump

By Paul Danish
Movement conservatives — they’re the ones who take conservative ideology seriously — are at a loss to explain why Trump, who has supported as many left-wing political causes as right-wing ones over the years and who they suspect raises the banner of...
Thursday, September 3,2015

Longmont fracking suit: What if Longmont wins?

By Paul Danish
The suit doesn’t get to the broader question of whether the ban is constitutional under the Fifth and 14th Amendments of the U.S.
Thursday, August 20,2015

The list and who’s off it — first cut

By Paul Danish
I don’t for a second doubt that any of the 22 candidates currently running for President — 17 Republicans and five Democrats — could run the country if they happened to get elected. This isn’t because they are political geniuses. It’s because the genius of the Constitution is that it created a government that doesn’t need a genius to run it.
Thursday, August 6,2015

Bulworth and the Honey Badger

By Paul Danish
California who long ago sold out to special interests generally and the insurance industry in particular, and whose career, marriage and re-election campaign are falling apart. Bulworth decides to end his life, but he wants to leave a legacy for his daughter.
Thursday, July 23,2015

For whom the road tolls

By Paul Danish
Everyone in Boulder with access to a car, truck or bus has probably done it, and most have done it dozens of times. For many residents, the view from the top of Davidson Mesa was their first view of Boulder. It’s a picture in virtually everyone’s mental photo album.
Thursday, July 9,2015

Thoughts on the Fourth of July

By Paul Danish
I’ve always felt that attempts by America’s nanny-statists to ban fireworks — in the name of safety and protecting the children, of course, the real last refuges of scoundrels — qualified as a little atrocity.
Thursday, June 25,2015

Shakespeare, like youth, is wasted on the young. Or is it?

By Paul Danish
“I am not supposed to dislike Shakespeare. But I do. And not only do I dislike Shakespeare because of my own personal disinterest in reading stories written in an early form of the English Language that I cannot always easily navigate, but also...
Thursday, June 11,2015

2016 and the demographics of social issues

By Paul Danish
The poll found that for the first time since Gallup began asking the question in 1999, the number of Americans who self-identified as “social liberals” equaled the number of self-identified as “social conservatives;” each group weighed in at 31 percent.
Thursday, May 28,2015

Obama’s silly speech

By Paul Danish
At a time when Islamic militants are rampaging all over the Middle East, in no small part due to Obama’s incompetent military and foreign policy decisionmaking, and in the same week that the cities of Ramadi in Iraq and Palmyra in Syria fell to...