Opinion

The dark side of patriotism

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Vigorous support for one’s country.” That is the simple definition of “patriotism” according to the dictionary. What sticks out to me is how patriotism,...

There is something rotten in the Republic of Boulder — and...

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After 25 years of acclaimed atmospheric research at the University of Colorado, Dr. Detlev Helmig was summarily fired in April. The firing...

The Cannonball River slobs

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The activists protesting the Dakota Access Pipeline call themselves “Water Protectors,” but there’s a more evocative one-syllable Anglo-Saxonism that better describes them. Slobs. Now that the...

From the owners of Boulder Weekly

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Read the digital edition of Boulder Weekly here. As the owners of Boulder Weekly, we wanted to reach...

Big money is playing Boulder during elections

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It’s May 2014 at an annual event called Boulder Startup Week. The topic is entrepreneurs and politics. Congressman Jared Polis (D) has a taunting...

The Cutter incident: A cautionary tale for Operation Warp Speed

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The Trump administration is calling its push for a coronavirus vaccine “Operation Warp Speed.” If you don’t find the name cringe-worthy, you’re...

About those primary endorsements

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I don’t think I’ve ever had so many people ask me if Boulder Weekly is going to endorse in the primaries as I have this...

For now, Blue Book analysis of Prop DD is all wet

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Here we go again. Every election cycle we get to peruse the Legislative Council’s Blue Book, which is supposed to guide us...

‘Being There,’ the remake; starring Donald Trump

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You’re not crazy and it only feels like déjà vu. The truth is, that nagging feeling you’ve seen this show before isn’t wrong. You...

Castro’s Cuba: The good and the bad

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When Fidel Castro died, conservatives told us that he was a uniquely horrible dictator. These are the same people who have defended U.S. support...

Tales from Rocky Flats, and why it should stay off-limits

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It’s not often that I find myself endorsing anything that the Rocky Mountain Peace and Justice Center has its fingerprints on, but I agree...

Boulder homeless issues

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The beauty of Boulder, nestled in the Foothills and dominated by the Flatirons, is a metro area gem that attracts a great number of...