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Hamilton: Life in the People’s Republik of Amerika (1)

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. (2)

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 (3)

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 (4)

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? (5)

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 (6)

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 (7)

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 (8)

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 (9)

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? (10)

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 (11)

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 (12)

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 (13)

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 (14)

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 (15)

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 (16)

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 (17)

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 (18)

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 (19)

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 (20)

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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