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Thursday, March 7,2013

If the NRA has its way on gun control ...

By Paul Dougan
It’s a weekday at the Follis household, and 12-year-old non-identical twins Button and Pout are headed downstairs — getting ready for school. This morning, the girls are being “difficult.”
Thursday, February 28,2013

Cooperating on health care

By Dave Anderson
Sen. Irene Aguilar (D-Denver) wants to use that provision to establish a Colorado Health Care Cooperative. Under this plan, Coloradans would form their own self-insurance pool to pay for the cost of medical care. Every resident of the state would be member-owners.
Thursday, February 14,2013

The secret history of Boulder's socialist book store

By Dave Anderson
That’s why it is so painful that Boulder’s “explicitly socialist” Left Hand Books is closing on April 15. I was involved in the group that created it, and its roots run all the way back to activism in the 1970s.
Thursday, January 17,2013

Remembering the real dream

By Dave Anderson
Every January on Martin Luther King Day, people across the political spectrum claim King as one of their own. Few remember that he had become a pariah in mainstream politics in his last days.
Thursday, January 10,2013

Danish is wrong on guns

By Andrew O'Connor
In his op-ed “Repeal the 2nd Amendment? How about the First?” (Dec. 27), Paul Danish erroneously tries to equate my call to repeal the Second Amendment with censorship and then disingenuously suggests that if the Second Amendment is repealed then the First Amendment might as well be repealed.
Thursday, January 3,2013

The politics — and money — behind our energy blend

By Dave Anderson
Renewable energy could power a large electric grid 99.9 percent of the time by 2030 at costs akin to today’s electricity expenses, according to a new study by the University of Delaware and Delaware Technical Community College.
Thursday, December 20,2012

Tycoons and their taxes

By Dave Anderson
Corporate fat cats are prowling the halls of Congress and scratching up all the furniture. These tycoons are peddling the old line that if they get tax cuts and subsidies, they will create jobs for us. That hasn’t worked yet.
Thursday, November 29,2012

A fracking credibility gap

By Cliff Willmeng
On Nov. 6, the city charter of Longmont banned fracking from its city limits. In doing so, Longmont overcame the influence of corporations powerful enough to have the full public blessing of presidential candidates, our governor and most local politicians to one degree or another.
Wednesday, November 21,2012

Washington must prioritize jobs, not cuts

By Dave Anderson
This is a dangerous time. In Washington, the country’s Richie Riches are stirring up a panic about a so-called “fiscal cliff.” If they succeed, we’ll get a “grand bargain” that will give them millions in corporate welfare while America’s meager “social safety net” is destroyed. This will be called “shared sacrifice.”
Thursday, November 15,2012

University of Colorado response to Buffs football scholarship article

By Bronson Hilliard
Regarding “Backdoor Buff Bucks” (cover story, Nov. 8), I would like to set the record straight on a few points, some of which may have been miscommunicated to the Weekly by me as CU-Boulder spokesperson.