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Muftic: History condemns acts of torture (1)

December 19, 2014 — 

If the Senate report on CIA torture practices in the early post-Sept. 11 days revealed anything, it was when fear for national security prevails, the U.S. behaves like most other …

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DeVos: Rub their noses in it and throw them out (2)

December 19, 2014 — 

It helps to think of the 2008 Recession in sandbox terms because at the heart of it was the greed and self-centeredness you would expect from children, oblivious to the …

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Hamilton — National security: political pandering (3)

December 19, 2014 — 

A recent Military Times survey of 2,300 active-duty military personnel reveals a shocking number of people in uniform have lost trust in the leadership (or, lack thereof) being exhibited by …

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December 16, 2014 — 

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DeVos: Nobel Prize is a blast (5)

December 11, 2014 — 

The Nobel Prizes were awarded last month. Every year the best and brightest in the fields of Peace, Physics, Physiology, Medicine, Literature and Economics, are chosen for this honor. The …

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Muftic: Why people love to hate Obamacare (6)

December 11, 2014 — 

There are millions who are giving thanks this season for Obamacare (ACA). A recent Gallup poll disclosed that 70 percent of those who signed up for it like it, few …

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Hamilton: The 2014 Pheme (fay-may) Awards (7)

December 11, 2014 — 

Satire: These days, it seems like there is a TV show that presents awards for almost anything you can imagine, even advertising. According to Wikipedia, “...the Clio Awards are the …

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Letter: Hope for Colorado’s water future (8)

December 11, 2014 — 

To the Editor: Trout Unlimited recently praised the draft state water plan delivered by the Colorado Water Conservation Board to Gov. Hickenlooper as “a good first step” in the collaborative …

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Letter: Loss of Alco could deter visitors (9)

December 9, 2014 — 

To the Editor: Here’s a short meditation on birthday banners and underdrawers … As a part-time resident of Grand County for over 60 years, I was alarmed to hear of …

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Letter: Keep Grand Lake as clear as possible (10)

December 9, 2014 — 

To the Editor: I have been reading the stories about Grand Lake water clarity. Now, I am not known as the world’s most ardent environmentalist, but I would like to …

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Letter: Sarah Berggren should not be dismissed as a disgruntled employee (11)

December 9, 2014 — 

To the Editor: On Dec. 2, I submitted a letter to the East Grand Board of Education, although I have yet to receive any communication or verification of the fact …

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Letter: Another treasured moment in Grand County (12)

December 9, 2014 — 

To the Editor: On my bicycle ride home on the night of Dec. 4, I looked to the heavens and thanked the moon for her bright light that made my …

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December 9, 2014 — 

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Muftic — Ferguson: Lessons about U.S. exceptionalism (14)

December 4, 2014 — 

We in America take pride in the exceptionalism of our form of government and our caring about human rights. We could be exceptional in another way: the example we set. …

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Hamilton — Snipers: History’s often unsung heroes (15)

December 4, 2014 — 

When diplomacy fails and it seems necessary to engage in violent, armed combat, this former infantry officer has often thought it wasteful to send masses of young men to kill …

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Friday Report: Razing the bar (16)

December 4, 2014 — 

Here’s a reminder to head down to your favorite watering hole this evening. There, you must raise a toast to our neighboring state of Utah. For it was today in …

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Letter: Railroad underpass issue speaks for itself (17)

December 2, 2014 — 

To the Editor: I appreciate Mr. Bestall’s response to my previous letter to the editor; but he fails to address the real question: “What’s in the best interest of the …

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Letter: Concerning Grand Lake clarity (18)

December 2, 2014 — 

To the Editor: First, I thought your reporter did an excellent job of reporting on the Nov. 20 meeting [about Grand Lake clarity and fish]. Mr. Gasner thinks that a …

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December 2, 2014 — 

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Letter: Same old Grand County refrain (20)

November 26, 2014 — 

To the Editor: OK, let’s see if I got this straight. Scott Penson’s the fall guy but gets seventeen thousand bucks for the bruise. The Grand Jury report is being …

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