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Passing the TPP: Not so fast

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A rebellion is breaking out in the Democratic Party, but it’s not like the 1960s when the party was torn apart over the Vietnam War and civil rights for blacks. In those days, Democrats were united in support of the New Deal/Great Society approach to economics. Today...

Stand up for Walmart workers

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Courageous Walmart workers have been striking and committing civil disobedience around the country...

High-tech gifts for the holidays

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Those readers who can remember technology 10, 15 or 20 years ago might be relieved to see this list. We finally made it, people: Technology is finally living up to the promise of making things easier and more fun. No more are video cameras expensive, awkward, shaky ...

Grappling with preserving the past, for the future

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I had to write about a subject that is near and dear to my heart again, and I never quite know how to handle it...

It’s time to open the vault on Kennedy

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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 ...

Xcel’s claims on creating a municipal electric utility are wrong

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Xcel Energy contends that there is “simply no advantage to forming a utility in the way that Boulder is attempting.” This unsupported statement gives me pause and compels me to set the record straight...

Limit corporate welfare

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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 (...

Oil/gas rep: Anti-fracking groups are well-funded, too

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A spokesperson for the oil and gas industry is claiming that local anti-fracking groups benefit from just as much financial support as the industry when it comes to campaigning on the upcoming oil and gas ballot measures in Boulder and Lafayette...

Election Guide 2013: No on Boulder Ballot Question 310

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City of Boulder Ballot Question No. 310City debt limitations...

Election Guide 2013: Rice for Thompson School District R2-J

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Thompson School District R2-JDirector District ANames appear as they do on the sample ballot. Endorsement is in bold...

Election Guide 2013: Marchman for Thompson School District R2-J

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Thompson School District R2-JDirector District B...