Guest Columns

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...

ColoradoCare: You can handle the truth

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The current healthcare system has all the hallmarks of an abusive relationship. Well, it’s what we know. Maybe it’ll change. It would be hard...

Will the City of Boulder suppress our right to vote?

Can you imagine if President Trump or the Attorney General tried to change the election rules in the middle of an election...

For whom the benefits accrue

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Boulder has a long history of nurturing a “paying forward” culture where we adopt policies and programs that seek to ensure future generations are...

The pageantry of oil and gas bill 181

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 “We can put the oil and gas wars to bed.” — K.C. Becker, Speaker of the Colorado House of Representatives

Colorado’s scripted environmentalism is an impostor for the real thing

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By 2011, when my family came face to face with fracking, Colorado was already 40,000 wells into “responsible oil and gas...

I wish I could vote in Boulder’s muni election

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I’m not lucky enough to get to vote in the wonderful City of Boulder. But if I were, I know that I’d be voting...

Colorado deserves better — I’m voting no on Prop DD

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In an era of money-hungry government, this election cycle seeks to move us further down a path asking taxpayers to give more,...

To protect open space from fracking, join us for an Earth...

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In early 2012 I participated in my first act of nonviolent direct action when the Boulder Earth Guardians and I shut down a Commissioners’...

Sustainability should not be legally impossible

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I write today on behalf of the Boulder Democratic Socialists of America (DSA). This is our statement of solidarity with frontline communities worldwide, and in...

Should you be afraid of the fascists in your community?

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I get accused of “being over-the-top” and using hyperbole by conservative friends and acquaintances with increasing frequency. This is caused, in...

Racism: The root cause of violence

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It is difficult to say anything that provides sufficient comfort to the victims of police or other violence regardless of the race of the...