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Thursday, November 18,2010

Who killed Proposition 19?

By Paul Danish
First, when it comes to ballot proposals generally, the tendency is to vote no. When voters are uncertain about what a ballot measure will do and they often are they usually conclude that the safest course of action is to maintain the status quo by voting no.
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Thursday, November 4,2010

Politics, like rust, never sleeps

By Paul Danish
Boulder Weekly deadlines are such that in order to write an analysis of Tuesdays election for todays paper, I would have had to hand it in two days before the polls opened. Analyzing why things happened two days before they actually happen is a tough gig.
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Thursday, October 21,2010

Soldier of Fortune's 35th anniversary

By Paul Danish
At the time I was a freshman reporter for the Colorado Daily. Brown, a CU alum who at age 29 was 11 years my senior, was back on campus to talk about the invasion (it didn't collapse for another day or two) and drum up support for the rebels. Then, as now, he gave a terrific interview.
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Thursday, October 7,2010

Reducing the budget

By Paul Danish
1) Repeal Obamacare. That will save, depending on the estimate, $1 trillion to $3 trillion over the next 10 years, or $100 billion to $300 billion a year. (Actual savings would be somewhat less, because some aspects of Obamacare, like the ban on refusing coverage for a prior condition, would survive any serious attempt at repeal.
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Thursday, September 23,2010

The devil and Lenin in Delaware

By Paul Danish
1. When it comes to youthful experimentation, which is more dangerous to yourself and to society: experimenting with witchcraft or experimenting with Marxism? (Hint: Over the past 100 years Marxists have killed about 100 million people. Witches cant hold a bell, book or candle to them.
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Thursday, September 9,2010

If you can count a crowd and keep your virtue

By Paul Danish
Our big story that fall was the Free Speech Movement on the University of Californias Berkeley campus.
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Thursday, August 26,2010

What to do about the mosque near Ground Zero

By Paul Danish
The fact that the mosque is intended to be a finger in Americas eye and a way of celebrating the successful attack on the World Trade Center by Islamists the original plan was to name the place Cordoba House (after the capital city of the Caliphate that ruled Spain after the Moslems conquered it) is beside the point.
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Thursday, August 12,2010

Biggest environmental disaster in U.S. history? Hogwash!

By Paul Danish
The Macondo blowout may be many things, but one thing it is not is the worst environmental disaster in U.S. history — not even close. Dozens — hundreds — of environmental disasters have done both far more and far longer lasting damage to the country’s environment than the Macondo blowout or any other oil spill.
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Thursday, July 29,2010

Think globally, mine locally

By Paul Danish
First some background. According to a story in last Sunday’s Camera, a new U.S. law requires companies to certify whether their products contain blood metals. Blood metals are just like blood diamonds but without the carbon. They’re metals that come from mines controlled by rebels in the Congo.
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Thursday, July 15,2010

How to stop illegal immigration

By Paul Danish
Get together a big army, pour over the border, crush all resistance, occupy the country from the Rio Grande to the Rio Usumacinta, and annex it to the United States. Make English the official language and teach it to everyone. Award NFL franchises to Mexico City, Guadalajara and Monterey.
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