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Columns

  • Seceding from rational thought

    Just think of the opportunities secession will give to Coloradans from all walks of life. Once we rid ourselves of that evil scourge that’s haunted us since we became a state a tortuous 136 years ago, we can move on and meet our true destiny.

  • Pondering an election post-mortem

    Now that we’ve had a couple of weeks to digest election results, I find myself with observations about what we’ve seen and will see at all levels of government.

  • Precautions against online child predation

    By Ted Mink

    Online child predators can interact with children through a variety of channels: computers, video games, handheld gaming devices and mobile phones. These tools make millions of people accessible at your child’s fingertips … and vice versa. Paradoxically, young people asserting their individuality online remain very vulnerable to predation. Their innocence, natural curiosity, desire for attention, ingrained trust in adults, and/or desire to rebel against their parents can lead them into the path of someone who could harm them.
     

  • Don’t let Laura Boggs bog us down

    It’s stupid to suggest that someone be shot because of how she does her job. It’s unfortunate when people in the public eye don’t consider the consequences of the words they choose to make a point. It’s just as unfortunate when stupid comments and unfortunate choices drag on and detract from the real and important work we need from our public officials.

  • Ballot items: some good, some bad

    For as long as I can remember, the Colorado state personnel system has been characterized as being overly bureaucratic and restrictive. This year, we have a chance to do something about it.

  • Amendment 64 is wrong for Colorado

    By Sheriff Ted Mink

  • Don’t forget: There’s a war going on

    Here in America, we like the news. Our national press generously treats us to salacious details of Prince Harry’s escapade in Las Vegas, or the seemingly endless traffic travails of Lindsay Lohan. We’re at no loss for commentary on Britney Spears’ X-Factor judging style, or endless analysis of LeBron James’ fourth-quarter playing style.

  • Tough question, simple solution

    By Jim Rohrer
    The most emotional political issue of the day may well be illegal immigration. With 15 million Americans unemployed or having given up looking for work, it’s hard to understand why we allow about the same number of illegals to take those jobs.

  • Let’s look at senior property-tax break

  • In defense of Ted Cruz, the Tea Party

    Last week, Ted Cruz won the Republican U.S. Senate primary in Texas over a better-known, better-funded opponent. If you’ve followed the race, the narrative from the press has essentially been that Cruz is a Tea Party-backed firebrand whose knee-jerk ideology presages a rightward lurch for the GOP.