Uncensored

Anti-abortion activists like Roeder akin to Christian terrorists

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It’s a good thing that a Witchita, Kan., jury found Scott...

Let nipples roam free

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Boulder City Council members Macon Cowles and Lisa Morzel...

Howard Zinn, the people’s historian

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On Jan. 27, America lost Howard Zinn. A World War II bombardier, a historian, an author and professor, Zinn challenged the way Americans look at their nation and themselves with the publication of his 1980 book A People’s History of the United States. Though right-...

Giving birth in chains

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  I first learned about the shackling of inmates in labor back in 1999 after Amnesty International did its study of the issue and made its findings public. What I read in that report, titled “Not Part of My Sentence: Violations of the Human Rights of Women in ...

Tim Leifield raised awareness about HIV/AIDS in Boulder County

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I met Tim Leifield in the late summer of 2006 at a table in front of CaffeSolé. In the midst of doing interviews for what became a five-part seriesabout the history of HIV/AIDS in Boulder County, I wanted to get hisperspective as the first director of Boulder County ...

We can do better

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  It`s easy to look at Jeremiah Sosa’s short life and conclude that he never had a chance. After all, he was born to two parents who are in prison. His mother, Georgina Alaniz, 25, gave birth while serving a sentence for robbery, forgery and escape. After holding ...

Rape, lies are now OK in Oklahoma

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Oklahoma lawmakers must loathe women. On Tuesday, April 27, the Oklahoma State Legislature overwhelmingly voted to override vetoes of two anti-abortion measures, one that essentially legalizes the sexual violation of any woman seeking an abortion and another that...

Human weeds

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Sleep," a journalist friend of mine used to say, “is for the weak.” That’s what the residents of Boulder seem to believe. While readily conceding their own weakness as they crawl into their comfy beds each night, they spare nary a thought for the dozens of men ...

White guilt

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Irecently received a fan letter from a reader who pleaded with me to write a novel featuring a multiracial couple. The woman who wrote the letter argued strongly that I shouldn’t let my own prejudices get in the way of crafting a love story about two people of ...

City Council’s bad decorum

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Boulder City Council members seem to be confused. They seem convinced that dealing with the public at their public meetings has become difficult and that new rules are required to keep the hoi polloi from making a mockery of civil government. In truth, it’s City ...

Tyler Clementi died for your sins

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Dharun Ravi got to college to find out his roommate, Tyler Clementi, 18, was gay and quickly shared that fact with the Twitterverse. Clearly, he felt that Clementi’s sexuality was a significant enough issue to merit posting online. And he didn’t stop there...

Buck’s misogyny

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Five years ago, Ken Buck, district attorney for Weld County, declined to prosecute a rape case. His reasons for doing so ought to concern every woman in Colorado regardless of political party.The case, brought to light by Progress Now, involved a young woman who was ...