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Election '08: Your Right to Votenew

Truth, lies and conspiracy theories -- what you need to know before you cast your ballot.
Boulder Weekly  |  Pamela White  |  10-20-2008  |  Politics

People's Historian Howard Zinn Has Hope for America's Futurenew

At the age of 86, Zinn's commentary remains as imperative as ever in understanding up-and-coming social movements through a historical lens.
Boulder Weekly  |  Erica Grossman  |  10-06-2008  |  Books

Being John Lennonnew

Yoko Ono discusses the artistic life of John Lennon and his evolution as an icon.
Boulder Weekly  |  Ben Corbett  |  09-29-2008  |  Music

Will the '08 Election See an October Surprise?new

True, it's October Surprise time. But the truth is there have been only two major October Surprises in the past 52 years, in 1956 and 1962.
Boulder Weekly  |  Paul Danish  |  09-29-2008  |  Commentary

Sarah Palin Shows that Political Standards Are at an All-Time Lownew

We live in a barbaric epoch that produces the most riveting advances in technology while simultaneously cultivating the lowest expectations of our so-called leaders. We've had our Dan Quayles and Spiro Agnews in the past, but these were aberrations from the norm. Now the aberrations are the norm.
Boulder Weekly  |  Ben Corbett  |  09-22-2008  |  Commentary

Dems Hurt Their Chances by Their Reaction to Palinnew

The obvious thing for Obama to do is to ignore Palin and run against McCain. But he can't ignore her. In the past two weeks, Palin has obtained star power comparable to Obama's. He's in a finger-trap with her and in a death match.
Boulder Weekly  |  Paul Danish  |  09-15-2008  |  Commentary

Criminalizing Journalism at the RNCnew

Dozens of reporters were arrested while covering the Republican National Convention. What does that mean for America?
Boulder Weekly  |  Pamela White  |  09-15-2008  |  Media

Conspiracy Hits the Big Screennew

Were the 9/11 hijackers just patsies in an elaborate plan hatched by the New American Century to shore up support for a beleaguered president on the heels of a highly contested election? Nope. But Jarek Kupsc thinks so, and he's made a movie about it.
Boulder Weekly  |  Dylan Otto Krider  |  09-11-2008  |  Profiles & Interviews

Steven Pinker Drops the F-Bomb on Americanew

Harvard linguist Steven Pinker gives the most intellectually rigorous examination of a curse word since On Bullshit.
Boulder Weekly  |  Dylan Otto Krider  |  09-11-2008  |  Author Profiles & Interviews

Hillary's Heroic Farewellnew

Though she accomplished her mission of placing her formidable support firmly behind Obama and uniting the Democratic Party, she did it so brilliantly that the question of whether she should have been the nominee herself looms larger than ever.
Boulder Weekly  |  Stewart Sallo  |  09-02-2008  |  Commentary

Lobbyists and Corporate Money Fuel the Other DNCnew

It could be said that the national conventions function as a microcosm of our political system: the party elite gather inside the big building publicly to take action, separated from the citizenry by security guards and apathy, while special interests vie for their favor beyond the cameras of network news. And all the American public knows is what it sees on television.
Boulder Weekly  |  Pamela White  |  09-02-2008  |  Politics

Talented and Gifted Children Need Special Help in the Classroomnew

When most people think of "special-needs" students, they think of students with learning disabilities, kids with physical or developmental problems that make it difficult for them to keep up with their peers. But kids who are unusually intelligent need extra help, too.
Boulder Weekly  |  Pamela White  |  08-25-2008  |  Education

Violence at the DNC Could Blow it for Obamanew

The DNC is shaking out to be a knee-slapping tragicomic convergence in Denver of 100,000 people taking themselves way too seriously. Even the protesters are serious. And so are the cops. Which is a recipe for the kind of intensity that may even blow it for Obama.
Boulder Weekly  |  Ben Corbett  |  08-25-2008  |  Commentary

Revenge of the Outcastsnew

In the Internet Age, when everything is democratized, the Fringe Festival is the performance equivalent of blogs: anyone can put up something, leaving it to the audience to be final editor.
Boulder Weekly  |  Dylan Otto Krider  |  08-14-2008  |  Performance

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