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Littwin: Help wanted in Hillaryland (1)

January 28, 2015 — 

If you haven’t heard the news, let me be the one to break it to you: Hillary Clinton is definitely running for president (OK, you knew that), and the two …

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Liddick: Obama speech spins fictitious foreign policy (2)

January 26, 2015 — 

“Tonight … the United States is more secure.” — Barack Obama, State of the Union message to Congress, Jan. 20, 2015. True, we all have to keep an eye on …

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Sirota: Big tax bills for the poor, tiny ones for the rich (3)

January 25, 2015 — 

American politics are dominated by those with money. As such, America’s tax debate is dominated by voices that insist the rich are unduly persecuted by high taxes and that low-income …

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Biff America: Pectoral double standards (4)

January 24, 2015 — 

It was ignored by the online news media, but I recently had a serious “nip slip” at the gym. For those of you not in the know, a nip slip …

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Dupuy: Choosing marijuana policy over cyber security (5)

January 23, 2015 — 

A cyber attack altered your holiday movie choices last year. Sony Pictures was the victim of a massive security breach. Personal emails were revealed, films pirated and employee data leaked. …

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Littwin: See that? Republicans all about abortion, again (6)

January 23, 2015 — 

As you know, Sen. Mark Uterus is no longer in the Senate. In losing to Cory Gardner last November, Mark, uh, Udall was mocked for his singleminded single-issueness in running …

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Quandary on ice safety and winter survival skills (7)

January 23, 2015 — 

How thick must the ice be on Lake Dillon to be considered safe? Thank you, The Iceman Iceman, so glad you asketh before you fall. Ice conditions vary greatly depending …

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Obama unbowed, challenges Republican Congress to step up (8)

January 22, 2015 — 

You can forget nearly every detail you heard in Barack Obama’s seventh State of the Union speech. The speech wasn’t actually about policy. Obama knows, just as you know, just …

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Bargell: Friendly rivalry and the rise of Summit County’s educational star (9)

January 22, 2015 — 

This column has been swirling in my brain for the last couple of weeks. I’ve considered a number of different approaches, everything from gloating, to glossing over, the recent Summit …

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Writers on the Range: A modest proposal for 2015 (10)

January 22, 2015 — 

In 1729, Jonathan Swift published the most famous satirical essay in the English language: “A Modest Proposal for Preventing the Children of Poor People in Ireland from Being a Burden …

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Young: Vision vs. blindness on health coverage (11)

January 21, 2015 — 

When he noticed weird stuff floating in his right eye, he didn’t blink. He called an eye doctor. The next day, 24 hours after the abnormality introduced itself, he had …

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Durst: The return of satire (12)

January 20, 2015 — 

Decades after being dismissed by George S. Kaufman as a genre that “closes on Saturday night,” satire, like the measles and mumps, is making a comeback. And in many quarters, …

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Dupuy: America’s also-ran industrial complex (13)

January 19, 2015 — 

We often hear about the corrupting influence of money in politics. This usually means quid pro quos for moneyed interests. There’s lip service paid to the amount of cash a …

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Liddick: Europe burns, Obama fiddles with legacy (14)

January 19, 2015 — 

No, I don’t think the entire Obama Administration is on drugs. The president might have inhaled a few decades back, but the actions we’re seeing now are not those of …

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Sirota: The Windy City’s new gift to big campaign donors (15)

January 19, 2015 — 

On its face, Chicago’s municipal pension system is an integral part of the Chicago city government. The system is included in the city’s budget, it is directly funded by the …

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Pace: Summit School District earns recognition, looks to the future (16)

January 18, 2015 — 

Summit School District wishes all of our students, staff and families a very happy new year! This time of year brings with it a call to reflect on our current …

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Heard around the West: Bearded beatniks stir trouble at Brigham Young University (17)

January 17, 2015 — 

UTAH “There’s no place at Brigham Young University for the grimy, sandaled, tight-fitted, ragged-Levi beatnik,” college president Ernest Wilkinson said back in the 1960s. But that was then, says BYU …

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Karl: Frisco mayor’s comment on marijuana and ski racers misses the mark (18)

January 17, 2015 — 

Frisco mayor’s comment on marijuana and ski racers misses the mark In your paper, Frisco’s Mayor Wilkinson offered to give $100 for finding a ski racer that does not smoke …

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Littwin: Hick’s fiscal thicket fix-it sounds like crickets (19)

January 17, 2015 — 

I was on the edge of my seat for 40 minutes, which, let me tell you, is a long time to be on the edge of anything. The governor was …

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Quandary on dealing with altitude sickness and where you can take your marijuana (20)

January 16, 2015 — 

What causes altitude sickness and what can I do about it? Altitude sickness, or mountain sickness, as it’s sometimes called, is what happens when your body can’t get enough oxygen …

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