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Muftic: The 2016 political battlefield is shifting (1)

March 26, 2015 — 

The battlefield has changed for the 2016 general election, but Republicans so far are fighting the last war of the 2014 midterms.Better they take a look at the history of …

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Hamilton: Metrics and America (2)

March 26, 2015 — 

W. Edwards Deming (1900-1960), the dean of American management consultants, used to teach, “You can’t manage what you can’t measure.”Professor Deming’s lectures to Japanese industrialists set off the Japanese economic …

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DeVos: Stop by for a bite (3)

March 26, 2015 — 

A couple of months ago we got a new dog. We named her Surely, as in “Surely that’s not my dog”. While we’ve considerably warmed up to her, she’s surely …

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Letter: The Grand County – Malingua Pamba connection (4)

March 24, 2015 — 

To the Editor:Perhaps you are one of the lucky ones who is reading this without any “visual aids,” which has not been my case since second grade. I have taken …

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Letter: Without justice, there is no happiness (5)

March 24, 2015 — 

To the Editor:Sir William Blackstone’s Commentaries on the Laws of England were the cornerstone of law teachings in the U.S. until 1920 — they are still regularly referenced in Supreme …

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Letter: E. Shore Trail doesn’t link Granby (6)

March 19, 2015 — 

To the Editor:I have owned property at the south end of Shadow Mountain Lake for over 25 years and built a residence there 13 years ago. Over that time the …

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Guest opinion: Hit and run skiers add insult to injury (7)

March 19, 2015 — 

Four Winter Park ski patrollers stood at the top of the Super Gauge Express on Saturday afternoon, March 14. Two more, on skis, were stationed slightly further downslope. They were …

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Hamilton — Team Obama: Stiffing Congress, helping Iran (8)

March 19, 2015 — 

Prior to the Obama administration, our military was so strong that no rational enemy nation would dare risk annihilation by our nuclear triad and/or by our conventional forces. Those forces …

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Muftic: Obama foreign policy critics offer no options (9)

March 19, 2015 — 

On MSNBC’s Morning Joe on March 2, Sen. John McCain made statements regarding the president’s policy toward Russia and Ukraine. He dismissed actions the administration had already taken as if …

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DeVos: What happened in Las Vegas ... (10)

March 19, 2015 — 

Liberace owned two Rolls Royce convertibles that he drove around Las Vegas in the 1950s with his trademark grin outshining the headlights. One Rolls was painted in patriotic stars and …

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DeVos: What was that we did last century? (11)

March 12, 2015 — 

For a smidgen under $10 billion, Denver has created 122 miles of FasTrack. Critics say that’s a lot of money for a teensy drop in Denver’s traffic bucket. They say …

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Muftic: The Middle East rallies against ISIS (12)

March 12, 2015 — 

Middle Eastern governments needed to fight ISIS are awakening. New winds are blowing thanks to both ISIS’ miscalculations and changes in our allies’ leadership.U.S. strategy is to avoid Iraq II …

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Hamilton — Benjamin Netanyahu: Soldier, scholar, diplomat, leader (13)

March 12, 2015 — 

Last week, we revealed that President Obama and his closest adviser, the Iranian-born Valerie Jarrett, are trying to orchestrate the re-election defeat of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin “Bibi” Netanyahu.Recall, this …

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Munro: Some lucky senior will win a flat screen TV (14)

March 10, 2015 — 

Cabin fever isn’t just the name of a lousy horror movie, though it can be horrifying.Its legion manifestations stem from one essential element: Being stuck in one place too long; …

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March 10, 2015 — 

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Muftic: GOP political tricks likely to backfire in 2016 (16)

March 5, 2015 — 

Are Republicans performing dumb political tricks when they try to destroy President Obama’s major domestic initiatives of Obamacare and immigration reform with threats of shutting down the government? Possibly.Polls reflect …

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DeVos: A quiet, comfortable cave (17)

March 5, 2015 — 

Archeologists used to think that prehistoric society began as hunters and gatherers. They figured the men got up before dawn, sharpened their spears and spent a tough day poking woolly …

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Hamilton — Proxy war: The president and the prime minister (18)

March 5, 2015 — 

Since 2009, the Obama administration has favored the Palestinians over Israel. Meanwhile, in order to retain U.S. funding for Israel’s essential Iron Dome missile-defense system, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin “Bibi” …

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Letter: Was there a conflict in County Court judge selection? (19)

March 3, 2015 — 

To the Editor:This letter is in response partly to the article written more than a month ago about the newly appointed county judge. It is also a look back at …

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