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The dark side of patriotism

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NSA’s domestic spying program: Beware the wolf

This is not an easy column to write in a calm voice or free of profanity, but I’ll give it my best shot. That said, please feel free to toss in all the mental expletives you want as you read along. I’m sure you’ll know just where to put them...

Failure to extend drilling moratorium sparks talk of recall election for...

If the emails crossing my screen these days are to be believed, then last week’s vote by the Boulder County commissioners to allow the county’s moratorium on oil and gas drilling to expire is shaping up to be the Lexington/Concord of the great fracking showdown...

Hiding behind the flag

Last year, while attending city council meetings in Longmont, where the town’s new oil and gas regs were being debated, one particular family in attendance caught my attention. This family included a couple of kids, never missed a meeting and, to put it mildly, was ...

The bad news: Hickenlooper is not delusional

Colorado’s Republi … Democratic Gov. John Hickenlooper was in Boulder a few days back speaking at the FrackingSENSE lecture series that the University of Colorado puts on. As is the norm for the governor these days, he spent a fair amount of time bemoaning his ...

What’s wrong with this picture?

Two pro-gun-rights billboards have recently gone up in Greeley and they’re causing quite a stir, as in you can read about them in The Washington Post kind of stir. But why have a couple of political signs sparked so much controversy and who is paying for them...

Colorado ‘promotes’ natural-gas catastrophe that now threatens Colorado River

Parachute Creek is now officially contaminated with cancer-causing benzene and heaven knows what else. A carcinogenic stew is now making its way quickly down the creek and presumably into the Colorado River a mere four miles away from the source of the contamination...

‘Monsanto Protection Act’ is more sinister than it appears

As we recently reported, a last-minute rider was slipped into HR 933, the 240-page spending bill signed by President Barack Obama on March 26. The bill was designed as an emergency measure to prevent a government shutdown, but as it turned out, it also made a pretty ...

Hickenlooper’s drinking problem

There’s more than one way to lie. You can knowingly offer up false information as truth, or you can offer up little pieces of a story while leaving out other parts of the tale in order to convey a false impression without actually stating an inaccurate fact...

The new era of conspiracy thinking

When it comes to the emotional issue of gun control, Harry Truman had it right when he said, “The only thing new in this world is the history that you don’t know...

A 1,000-week conversation

It’s hard for me to believe that Boulder Weekly has gone to press a thousand times. It’s also hard for me to believe that I was here for the very first issue nearly 20 years ago. Granted I did take a 14-year hiatus away from the paper between 1997 and 2011, but I was...

Defining the real ‘goons’ in Boulder’s fracking debate

Well, it’s time for another meeting with Boulder County commissioners as they try to move ahead with rewriting the oil and gas regulations that govern our backyards...

Boulder County commissioners: Can you hear us now?

First, let me say that I really appreciate the efforts that Boulder County Commissioners Will Toor, Deb Gardner and Cindy Domenico are making to help improve our county’s antiquated oil and gas regulations. I don’t envy them as they work their way through this ...
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