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Thursday, February 27,2014

Potholes in the road to privatization

By Dave Anderson
Studies show that privatization tends to cost more and provide lower quality services than the government.
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Thursday, February 13,2014

Seeger’s true politics

By Dave Anderson
Folk singer Pete Seeger, who died at age 94 last month, provided a soundtrack for every progressive crusade of our time. Many obituaries have called him a “Stalinist,” but the label is somewhat misleading
Thursday, January 30,2014

Killing Amendment 2

Defeating bigotry at the ballot box

By Dave Anderson
Within days, Colorado would be the “Hate State,” and a national boycott followed. Many thousands of protesters marched in the Denver streets and held candlelight vigils at the state Capitol as well as city halls across the state. Gov. Roy Romer and Denver Mayor Wellington Webb, both opponents of the amendment, joined the protest.
Thursday, January 16,2014

Democrats playing too nice with the GOP

By Dave Anderson
“Raise a ruckus,” Robert Reich — economist and leader of Common Cause — told Colorado Democrats. He stressed that economic insecurity is widespread and unemployment stays high.
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Thursday, January 2,2014

ALEC’s attack on renewables arrives in Colorado

By Dave Anderson
America’s solar industry supplies less than 1 percent of the electricity in the U.S. but has experienced explosive growth. Unfortunately, there’s growing opposition from the utilities. A recent study by utilities think tank the Edison Electric Institute candidly says solar power is a future threat to the utilities.
Thursday, December 19,2013

Pension cuts serve the rich

Pension and health care benefits of retired public employees are under attack

By Dave Anderson
“When you cut someone’s wages, at least that person can say, ‘I’m not working for you.’ By cutting retiree pensions, this is literally reaching into their bank account and stealing from them after the fact.” --Ross Eisenbrey of the Economic Policy Institute.
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Thursday, December 5,2013

Passing the TPP: Not so fast

By Dave Anderson
There isn’t any significant split over foreign policy or social issues. Now Democrats are divided over economics.
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Wednesday, November 27,2013

Stand up for Walmart workers

By Dave Anderson
Courageous Walmart workers have been striking and committing civil disobedience around the country.
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Thursday, November 7,2013

It's time to open the vault on Kennedy

By Dave Anderson
President John Kennedy was killed 50 years ago. There is still considerable controversy about who did it. The release of 4 million pages of long-secret documents since Oliver Stone’s movie JFK clarified some disputes but raised new questions. Many thousands of pages are still secret.
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Thursday, October 24,2013

Limit corporate welfare

By Dave Anderson
Tea party politicians are denounced for their dangerous antics, but their doomsday warnings about profligate government spending are the conventional wisdom of the so-called “moderates” of big business, the mainstream media and too many politicians of both parties (including Colorado Sens. Bennet and Udall and Rep. Jared Polis).
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