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Opinion

  • Merrill Matthews

     Editor’s note: This op-ed was written and submitted June 15, three days before the University of Colorado-Boulder and the U.S. Geological Survey published a survey linking wastewater injection wells to seismic activity. See Page 3 of the print version of the Brighton Standard Blade for more on that story.


  • Mike Littwin

    How have the many years of a society dealing with its racist history come to this? How does this level of racist hatred still exist?

    This was a day for grieving and sorrow and reflection — and for counting the number of times Barack Obama has addressed the country after a mass shooting. There are so many that the Washington Post has published a timeline.

  • Hey, brothers and sisters, I’ve got a favor to ask of you: Can you spare some good news?

    I guess before I start asking favors, I should introduce myself. My name is Jeremy Johnson, or JJ. (Some readers might immediately think of “Jeremiah Johnson,” a movie mountain man played by Robert Redford. Feel free to ignore the mug shot above and picture me as such.)

  • Lee H. Hamilton

     

    I spend a fair amount of time talking to students and other young people about Congress and politics in general, and I’ve noticed something. It used to be that I’d regularly get asked how one runs for office. Nowadays, I rarely do.

  • Merrill Matthews

     

    The recent California oil pipeline spill has highlighted an important problem: even though the United States has surpassed Russia and Saudi Arabia to become the world’s top energy producer, our nation’s infrastructure for transporting, storing and delivering energy hasn’t kept up with production. 

  • Editor,

    Coloradans made the right choice when they rejected mandatory GMO labeling last November. 

    Nevertheless, a stubborn fringe continues pursuing labeling mandates in several states and at the federal level — even though scientific studies repeatedly conclude GMOs are safe to eat. 

  • Mike Littwin

    When Barack Obama was running for president in 2008 as the anti-Iraq-war candidate, it all seemed so easy.

    He’d wind down the war, pull out the troops and leave Iraqis to sort out their own country, with the help of American “advisers” — whatever that word means.

  • State Sen. Rollie Heath, D-Boulder

    Urban renewal projects clearly bring new life to blighted communities, yet the most equitable funding structures for the projects are not always as clear. (On May 29), Gov. John Hickenlooper signed into law (House Bill 15-1348) designed to bring more interaction between taxing entities to the process.

  • Merrill Matthews

    Institute for Policy Innovation

     

  •  WASHINGTON, D.C. — Sen. Cory Gardner (R-CO) released the following statement commending the Senate’s passage of the USA Freedom Act, introduced by Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) and Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-VT):

  •  Trudy Lieberman

    Rural Health News Service

  • John Crabtree

    Center for Rural Affairs

     

    A draft rule issued by USDA aims to define what it means to be ‘actively engaged’ in farming. The proposed rule makes some important changes, but those improvements are immediately undermined by two new loopholes introduced in the rule.

  • Mike Littwin

    Colorado Independent

     

  • Rep. Mike Coffman, R-Aurora, and Sen. Cory Gardner, R-Colo.

    The Department of Veteran Affairs narrowly avoided a work stoppage last week on the partially completed VA hospital project in Aurora after legislation was passed giving a three-week extension that will allow more time to negotiate a longer-term agreement. 

  • Trudy Lieberman

    Rural Health News Service

     

  •  Bob Lord

    Guest Column

     

    Less than the windfall Congress is trying to bestow on a few of the richest American families by ending the federal estate tax. The House has already approved a bill to do this, and the Senate is poised to follow suit.

  • It was in 1990 when I approached the black marble wall of the Vietnam Memorial in Washington, D.C. I stood a few feet from it and just looked at all of the names. I looked from one end to the other. The vast expanse of it was quite overwhelming.  I looked at the small plaques of names, 58,195 in all at the time.

  • Jill Richardson

    OtherWords Columnist

     

    I recently checked out an upscale yoga studio in Madison, Wis., and discovered a new and disturbing trend: boxed water.

  • Libbi Palmer, PsyD

    Guest Column

     

  • MetroWest Editorial Board

    Colorado’s grand experiment with decriminalizing marijuana has been a tricky process, but there’s hope that it will be further simplified this November.