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Hey, guess what? School is almost here. By the time you read this, teachers will be a scant nine days away from returning to work, and the children are just seven days after that. All those things you hoped to accomplish this summer? Yeah, better … more
The president’s recent nuclear enrichment agreement with Iran is an example of dangerous naiveté, based on a trust of Iran that is entirely misplaced, coupled with a gift of over $100 billion to Iran that it is likely to spend funding … more
Sen. Cory Gardner and I recently teamed up for our first inaugural Colorado Wheat Tour on Colorado’s eastern plains — a place Gardner calls home. The tour was sponsored by the Colorado Association of Wheat Growers, and Gardner’s hospitality … more
Tabor is still alive Colorado’s Taxpayer’s Bill of Rights (TABOR) is still kicking. The U.S. Supreme Court sent the constitutionality case back to the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. This means that the lower court will need to take a … more
About six months ago, I chose my word for the year, an activity I do annually instead of making New Year’s resolutions. My word for 2015 actually chose me on Christmas night, when I sat down to the piano after what must be 40 years. I was … more
The stakes keep getting higher. The “players” keep putting more tax dollars on the poker table and raising the ante. They feel the pressure to “bring home the bacon.” The game is economic development, the “players” are six members of the … more
The Elementary and Secondary Education Act (also known as No Child Left Behind) has been up for reauthorization since 2007. Currently, the U.S. Senate has a bipartisan reauthorization bill, the Every Child Achieves Act (S. 1177),that is expected to … more
For a few hours last year in Washington, D.C., I was Eva Levine, born July 6, 1916. I saw what she must have seen, and I understood — like a punch in the gut – what she must have experienced as she was being transported first to Ravensbreuk, a … more
Certainly newspapering and telling stories is a circular process. Back in 2007, when I wrote (what I thought at the time) was probably my last column for a certain newspaper, I mentioned the basic … more
My first paying job in the newspaper business was folding the Dolores Star as it came off the press when I was six years old. It didn’t pay much – unless you can count the experience and … more
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