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Snowden and the elephant in the roomnew

“Consent is only consent if it is informed.”
Boulder Weekly  |  Joel Dyer  |  02-22-2016  |  Commentary

Who Killed the Vote on Fracking?new

Why Colorado's anti-fracking measures were not supported by Democrats and environmental groups.
Boulder Weekly  |  Joel Dyer, Matt Cortina and Elizabeth Miller  |  10-02-2014  |  Politics

The New Era of Conspiracy Thinkingnew

Why people die when we talk about gun control.
Boulder Weekly  |  Joel Dyer  |  02-07-2013  |  Commentary

Tea Party Crashersnew

Will the upstart movement spoil the hopes of Democrats in Colorado?
Boulder Weekly  |  Jefferson Dodge  |  10-21-2010  |  Elections

Obama's Victory Revives the American Dream ... For Nownew

After the hype blows over, it's hard to say whether the President-elect can deliver on his sweeping promises. Like Carter with Nixon, Obama is in the awkward position of being an apologist for his warmonger predecessors. And while the comparisons between Vietnam and Iraq wars have become almost cliche, Obama's biggest test will be in ending the Iraq war.
Boulder Weekly  |  Ben Corbett  |  11-17-2008  |  Commentary

A Historian Discusses the FDR/Obama Comparisonnew

After the global economy crashed, pundits began to compare Obama with Roosevelt, the man who saw his nation through both the Great Depression and World War II. But how apt is that comparison? Historian William E. Leuchtenburg explains.
Boulder Weekly  |  Pamela White  |  11-10-2008  |  Politics

McCain's Mistake: Putting His Party Before the Peoplenew

Wearing the mask of party loyalist while subtly nodding to his reform record, McCain tried to work the crowd when he should have been slamming his fist on the almighty podium, promising to rid Washington of these impostors and carpetbaggers who'd somehow slipped into power.
Boulder Weekly  |  Ben Corbett  |  11-03-2008  |  Commentary

The Presidential Candidates' Rx for Changenew

What do the presidential candidates' health-care reform proposals mean for citizens?
Boulder Weekly  |  Dana Logan  |  10-27-2008  |  Politics

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

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

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

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

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