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Letter: The irony of gun control (1)

April 23, 2015 — 

To the Editor:As former New York City mayor Bloomberg continues to promote his laugh-inducing pursuit of saving us all from kid-gobbling pop machines, the world watches.While our government works to …

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Letter: Let’s remedy Colorado’s lack of respect for unborn children (2)

April 23, 2015 — 

To the Editor:In 2004, Congress enacted, and President Bush signed, the Unborn Victims of Violence Act, which recognizes the “child in utero” as a legal victim if he or she …

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April 23, 2015 — 

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Hope, but no change (4)

April 23, 2015 — 

County Road 804, the road that bends around behind Safeway, is the most heavily afficked county road in all of Grand County, according to county commissioner, James Newberry, in a …

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Hamilton — EMP attack: What are the after-effects? (5)

April 23, 2015 — 

Two seemingly unrelated recent events should command the attention of every American. First, the North American Aerospace Command (NORAD), at a cost of $700 million, is going to move its …

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Muftic: GOP sets sights on Hillary’s character (6)

April 23, 2015 — 

The GOP primary candidates are revealing common threads in their strategies besides the past year GOP themes. While the past issue positions still are referenced, they are also attempting to …

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Hamilton: Life in the People’s Republik of Amerika (7)

April 16, 2015 — 

An allegory: Seth and Sarah decided to marry; however, they needed State permission. Only the portrait of the U.N. Secretary General adorned the Office of the Justice of the Peace …

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Muftic: Why an Iran deal is good for the U.S. (8)

April 16, 2015 — 

Looking out for No. 1 should be the primary concern of Congress’ position on the Iran nuclear deal. That means us, the United States.A deal as outlined in the framework …

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DeVos: Himmler seeking Superman (9)

April 16, 2015 — 

The word “sidetracked” began as a railroad term for shunting one train onto a siding to let another pass. It’s come into common usage to mean a diversion from the …

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Guest opinion: Why the California drought matters to Western Colorado (10)

April 16, 2015 — 

The California drought is bad enough that it’s getting attention in unusual corners. Dramatic drought headlines are being shared on social media by people who’ve never posted anything about water …

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Munro — Public transportation: Can Grand County get there from here? (11)

April 14, 2015 — 

Cartoonist Rob Pudim is onto something with this week’s offering. When people start talking about public transportation in Grand County, serious consideration almost always gets “high centered” as soon as …

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In loco parentis (12)

April 9, 2015 — 

A portent that we’re nearing End Times, last month toymaker Mattel announced they would debut “Hello Barbie” in time for Christmas this year. Hello Barbie is Wi-Fi enabled and uses …

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Hamilton: Iran’s honking, dancing nuclear deal (13)

April 9, 2015 — 

Following last week’s “deal” with Iran, readers may wonder why there was joyous car-honking and dancing in the streets of Iran but the only dancing in this country was damage-control …

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Muftic: US, Europe and freedom of speech (14)

April 9, 2015 — 

The shootings in Denmark and the attacks in Paris against Charlie Hebdo had much in common. Both targets were writers or publications that published cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed and …

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DeVos: Crazy little women there (15)

April 2, 2015 — 

My wife looked up from a text on her phone, “Hmm,” she said, “it looks like we’ll be going to Kansas City in July.”“Why?” Oddly enough, the word ‘why’ starts …

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Hamilton: The Bergdahl Affair: How will it end? (16)

April 2, 2015 — 

This writer, a former paratrooper, has zero sympathy for a soldier who deserts his post in a war zone and, by so doing, causes the deaths and wounding of fellow …

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Muftic: Knowing one’s enemy never hurts (17)

April 2, 2015 — 

So it is said that if you know your enemies and know yourself, you can win a hundred battles without a single loss.If you only know yourself, but not your …

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Munro: Emptying our wallets FASTER than ever (18)

March 31, 2015 — 

Back in March 2009 when then Colorado Gov. Bill Ritter signed into law the bill that became known as FASTER, much fanfare accompanied the anticipated $252 million annually the law …

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Check out the Veterans Choice Card (19)

March 31, 2015 — 

Of special interest to Veterans of the United States Military in Grand County is the Veterans Access, Choice and Accountability Act of 2014.Basically the program allows veterans living more than …

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Muftic: The 2016 political battlefield is shifting (20)

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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