Opinion

A right to know what’s in your dinner

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One of the most important elections being held on Nov. 6 doesn’t even have a Democrat, Republican, Green, Libertarian or other partisan on the ballot...

Wall Street gets giddy over the urge to merge

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Uh-oh. You always have to worry when you hear that there’s a new “air of giddiness on Wall Street...

The dark horses of 2016

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The best advice I ever got about running for office came from Faye Johnson, a fierce Democratic warrior and former Boulder County Democratic Party chair. It consisted of exactly three words: “Make no assumptions...

Letters | An uphill oil/gas battle

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It is refreshing to know that there are still newspapers that will expose what governments and corporations do not want exposed. I applaud the Boulder Weekly for their May 2 article “Longmont-area farmer struggles to access evidence for oil and gas fine hearing.” I ...

The big score in this year’s Super Bowl

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For me, the most significant statistic coming out of this year’s Super Bowl was not the 31-25 score in the Green Bay Packers’ hard-fought victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers. Nor was it the $1.3 billion cost of the new, monstrously huge football palace built by ...

Insider tips profit biggest hedge funds

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The high-rollers who run Wall Street’s top hedge funds essentially gamble with other people’s money, betting billions of dollars on such stuff as whether XYZ Corporation’s third-quarter profits will be one point lower than forecast. Doing this, they assert, is ...

Real tax reform means everyone pays something

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Chances are the tax increases, cuts and fiddles President Obama proposed during the State of the Union speech Tuesday night are DOA in the Republican-controlled Congress. And chances are the tax cuts, increases and fiddles the Republicans will propose shortly are ...

A meek media

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Let us now assess the state of the free press in this land of ... well, of press freedom. The assessment? Pathetic. Not because of some government clampdown, but because of increasing press pusillanimity...

Let us build bridges

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At times of increased tension, both ISIL and racists in the West are taking a similar path to polarize the public. I’d propose an alternative approach to avoid a bleak future with limited civil liberties...

Letters | Put DA story in perspective

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In response to the article in both the Daily Camera and the Longmont Times-Call regarding the district attorney’s request for $1.7 million to remodel and upgrade the office, it may be helpful to put the district attorney’s remodel request in perspective and consider ...

The mobsters of Wall Street

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Assume that you ran a business that was found guilty of bribery, forgery, perjury, defrauding homeowners, fleecing investors, swindling consumers, cheating credit card holders, violating U.S. trade laws and bilking American soldiers. Can you even imagine the ...

Letters | Race in the U.S.A.

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Race in the U.S.A...