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How to lift up America’s middle classSome days, I get a bad case of “trichotillomania” an irresistible compulsion to
How to lift up America’s middle class
Boulder Weekly / Posted yesterday
Some days, I get a bad case of “trichotillomania” an irresistible compulsion to tear out my hair. My latest outbreak was triggered by a New York Times opinion piece by Peter Georgescu, the former chairman of the giant PR outfit, Young & Rubicam. He... Read more
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Boulder City Council weighs how to tax, regulate short-term housing rentalsOn Thursday, Aug. 27, the Boulder City Council will determine the fate of two o
Boulder City Council weighs how to tax, regulate short-term housing rentals
Boulder Weekly / Posted yesterday
On Thursday, Aug. 27, the Boulder City Council will determine the fate of two ordinances that seek to regulate and tax short-term rentals of homes within the city. One ordinance will codify rules and regulations for any Boulder homeowner wishing to... Read more
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Universal health care for ColoradoColorado may become the first state to establish a universal health care system
Universal health care for Colorado
Boulder Weekly / Posted yesterday
Colorado may become the first state to establish a universal health care system in the U.S. In July, the Secretary of State certified a proposed initiative for the 2016 ballot that would create a universal cooperative plan called ColoradoCare. They... Read more
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Continuing excellenceIt’s that time of year again. The roads are packed, the lines at the sandwich s
Continuing excellence
Boulder Weekly / Posted 8 days ago
It’s that time of year again. The roads are packed, the lines at the sandwich shops quadruple, electrical outlets at Starbucks become a scarce commodity and Boulder is flooded with 30,000 hungry young minds ready to change the world. School is back... Read more
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A good biteOut of the disemboweled corpse of a failed Chili’s emerged the shiny new Murphy
A good bite
Boulder Weekly / Posted 8 days ago
Out of the disemboweled corpse of a failed Chili’s emerged the shiny new Murphy’s Tap House in Louisville earlier this month. And though there are definite similarities in the skeletal structure of the two restaurants, Murphy’s Tap House has done... Read more
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Wanted: Fifty Boulder voters who think local government mattersThere is an election deadline rapidly approaching and the majority of potential
Wanted: Fifty Boulder voters who think local government matters
Boulder Weekly / Posted 8 days ago
There is an election deadline rapidly approaching and the majority of potential city-council candidates for Boulder could use your help. At 5 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 24, any person running for a city council seat who doesn’t have 25 legal signatures on... Read more
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ISDS: A corporate cluster bomb to obliterate our sovereigntyThe Powers That Be are very unhappy with you and me. They’re also unhappy with
ISDS: A corporate cluster bomb to obliterate our sovereignty
Boulder Weekly / Posted 8 days ago
The Powers That Be are very unhappy with you and me. They’re also unhappy with senators like Elizabeth Warren, activist groups like Public Citizen, unions like the Communications Workers, and… well, with the majority of us Americans who oppose the... Read more
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The list and who’s off it — first cutI don’t for a second doubt that any of the 22 candidates currently running for
The list and who’s off it — first cut
Boulder Weekly / Posted 8 days ago
I don’t for a second doubt that any of the 22 candidates currently running for President — 17 Republicans and five Democrats — could run the country if they happened to get elected. This isn’t because they are political geniuses. It’s because the... Read more
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Holding courtIn a rare move on Monday, Aug. 17, the Colorado Court of Appeals recommended th
Holding court
Boulder Weekly / Posted 8 days ago
In a rare move on Monday, Aug. 17, the Colorado Court of Appeals recommended that the state Supreme Court undertake lawsuits challenging Longmont’s fracking ban and Fort Collins’ fracking moratorium. It is not yet known if the Colorado Supreme Court... Read more
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The Springford murders, part IIIna case that made national headlines nearly a decade ago, Brent Springford bru
The Springford murders, part II
Boulder Weekly / Posted 15 days ago
Ina case that made national headlines nearly a decade ago, Brent Springford brutally murdered his affluent and doting parents, Winston “Brent” Sr. and Charlotte Springford, at their home in Montgomery, Alabama, on Thanksgiving Day in 2004. Journalist... Read more
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Big political donors buying elections... and public policiesHe heads an obscure, corporate-funded group pushing to wipe out the few remaini
Big political donors buying elections... and public policies
Boulder Weekly / Posted 15 days ago
He heads an obscure, corporate-funded group pushing to wipe out the few remaining limits on the special interests that put extremely big bucks into political campaigns. It’s only fair to turn the fat-cat donors loose, he explains, because an... Read more
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(IN CASE YOU MISSED IT)ANOTHER REASON WHY PEOPLE DON’T LISTEN TO THE GUN LOBBY I wish we were joking,
(IN CASE YOU MISSED IT)
Boulder Weekly / Posted 15 days ago
ANOTHER REASON WHY PEOPLE DON’T LISTEN TO THE GUN LOBBY I wish we were joking, but the following is right out of a press release from the National Association for Gun Rights: “Have they lost their minds? ‘Republican’ Senate Leader John Cornyn... Read more
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Socialism in the US?Barack Obama makes jokes every year at the White House Correspondents’ Associat
Socialism in the US?
Boulder Weekly / Posted 15 days ago
Barack Obama makes jokes every year at the White House Correspondents’ Association dinner about the rightwing accusations that he is a socialist, a Muslim and foreignborn. This year, he mentioned Senator Bernie Sanders running for president. “I like... Read more
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Banksters: A story of crime and punishmentBig story from that razzle-dazzle place called “El Casino Grande” — otherwise k
Banksters: A story of crime and punishment
Boulder Weekly / Posted 22 days ago
Big story from that razzle-dazzle place called “El Casino Grande” — otherwise known as Wall Street. Four massive financial conglomerates — JPMorgan Chase, Citigroup, Barclays and the Royal Bank of Scotland — have been caught in a criminal conspiracy... Read more
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(IN CASE YOU MISSED IT)STOPLIGHTS AREN’T LIKE BANANAS It’s been 101 years since the first electric tr
(IN CASE YOU MISSED IT)
Boulder Weekly / Posted 22 days ago
STOPLIGHTS AREN’T LIKE BANANAS It’s been 101 years since the first electric traffic light was installed in Ohio — an event so historic that the Aug. 5 Google Doodle commemorates it. And that’s about as much celebration a red-light should receive. Or... Read more
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Bulworth and the Honey BadgerDonald Trump’s presidential campaign is a case of life following art. The art i
Bulworth and the Honey Badger
Boulder Weekly / Posted 22 days ago
Donald Trump’s presidential campaign is a case of life following art. The art in this case is the 1998 movie Bulworth. The film is an over-the-top political comedy starring Warren Beatty as Jay Billington Bulworth, a liberal Democratic U.S. Senator... Read more
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Arise, children!Eh, I’ll ignore that,” says Paul Bassis, casting off a cellphone call halfway t
Arise, children!
Boulder Weekly / Posted 22 days ago
Eh, I’ll ignore that,” says Paul Bassis, casting off a cellphone call halfway through a lengthy conversation about the Arise Festival with Boulder Weekly last week. One of those if-it’s-important-they’ll-call-back moments; whoever it was, we presume... Read more
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The Springford murdersIn 1999, Brent Springford came to Boulder searching for something — he was majo
The Springford murders
Boulder Weekly / Posted 22 days ago
In 1999, Brent Springford came to Boulder searching for something — he was majoring in religious studies at Naropa University, but what he truly sought was far more profound than structured education. Brent, fascinated with Buddhism, sought spiritual... Read more
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Proud “Partners” corporatize our parksWhile we Americans celebrate the 100th anniversary of our National Park Service
Proud “Partners” corporatize our parks
Boulder Weekly / Posted 29 days ago
While we Americans celebrate the 100th anniversary of our National Park Service, America’s socalled “leaders” are aggressively commercializing our parks, converting these jewels of the common good into just another corporate cash cow. This started... Read more

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