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Thursday, May 30,2013

Boulder’s sad siblings

By Paul Danish
When the scheme to establish a “sister city” relationship between Boulder and the Palestinian city of Nablus came to light 15 months ago, I wrote a column suggesting that wouldn’t be a good idea because Nablus, and the An Najah University located in Nablus, “were bubbling cesspools of anti-Americanism, anti-Semitism and jihad.”
Thursday, May 16,2013

Nixon comes back as a Democrat

By Paul Danish
Harvey and I were breaking out the Doritos when there was a knock on the door. It was Richard Nixon and a guy with a serious 5 o’clock shadow.
Thursday, May 2,2013

The sneak attack on Amendment 64

By Paul Danish
The drug war dead-enders and nanny-statists who want to recriminalize marijuana in Colorado think they have hit on a cunning new strategy to do the deed.
Thursday, April 18,2013

Big day in American history

By Paul Danish
April 19 is a big day in American history, maybe even the biggest. Doesn’t ring a bell, huh? Here’s a clue.
Thursday, April 4,2013

If you don’t like fracking, hope you like global warming

By Paul Danish
So you don’t like fracking, huh? Hope you like blood for oil.
Thursday, March 21,2013

Have we accidentally prevented another ice age?

By Paul Danish
Sometimes you learn the darnedest things if you read a news story all the way to the end.
Thursday, March 7,2013

A gentleman's C for the pot task force

By Paul Danish
I’ve been reading the recommendations of the Amendment 64 Implementation Task Force. They mostly remind me of Mark Twain’s description of Wagner’s music: “It’s better than it sounds.” But just barely.
Thursday, February 21,2013

Want to bring back the draft? Here's how.

By Paul Danish
A while back I offered some modest proposals for how a resurrected draft should be structured. Since Rep. Rangel is recycling his proposal, this is a good time to revisit them.
Thursday, February 7,2013

Why would anyone need a gun or an abortion?

By Paul Danish
A frequent refrain of gun control freaks is “Why does anyone need a gun?” Good question. I’ll get to it in a minute.
Thursday, January 24,2013

Cops in the schools, gun control and race

By Paul Danish
A week after the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., the National Rifle Association called for immediately assigning armed police officers to every school in the country. It also called on Congress to appropriate the money to pay for doing so.