Guest Columns

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...

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, fund 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’...

Race is a thread that connects all mass shootings

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When a gunman opened fire in the Table Mesa King Soopers on Monday, March 22, prematurely ending the lives of 10 people, his bullets...

Rachel Carson and Rocky Flats

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In 2018, The Library of America published Rachel Carson: Silent Spring and Other Writings on the Environment. Carson is famous for bringing to the...

Inside the Trojan horse

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In an era of political deception it can be difficult to separate the genuine from the phony. One tried and true strategy to weed...

Has the business community co-opted Boulder’s non-profits?

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New commercial development in Boulder helps finance Affordable Housing (AH) through a charge called a linkage fee for each square foot of development. At...

Boulder County residents demand a fracking ban

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Boulder County, known for its scenic vistas, abundant open space, as well as its efforts to fight climate change, is threatened by 140 oil...

Highly recommended: ‘Planet of the Humans’

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With twice the current population, will there be left any wilderness areas, remote and quiet places, habitat for song birds, water fowl and other...

The Polis administration plays pretend on fracking

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As children, we liked to pretend to be adults, usually our parents, but sometimes great athletes and screen idols. My dad was a railroader. My...

Community rights versus environmental destruction: Time to turn the page

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In the fall of 2013, a group of community members fighting to ban fracking in Lafayette met with our local State Representative, Mike Foote....