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Reagan: Make the Democrats own Obamacare

March 22, 2017 — At my age I'm pretty sure I don't need maternity care. At her age I'm pretty sure my granddaughter doesn't need health insurance for her end-of-life needs. But what do I know? I'm just a dumb citizen. According to the architects of Obamacare — if […]

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Littwin: Now that the FBI has officially called Trump a liar, what can possibly come next?

March 22, 2017 — And so, another day in TrumpWorld comes to a close. And like many of you, I find myself wondering how many more we can possibly take. It's not just the non-stop, every-damned-day madness of it. It's the day-after-day-after-day accumulation of that madness. It's knowing that […]

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Mountain Town News: Disrespect for the flag or disrespect for people? (column)

March 18, 2017 — SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. – Tensions continue to be on edge in ski towns with large numbers of immigrants from Mexico and other Spanish-speaking countries. In Park City, a small magnetic American flag slid down at a coffee shop, and an employee, who is Hispanic, […]

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Biff America: Helmets and heaven (column)

March 18, 2017 — They are mankind's great unknowns. What is the meaning of life? The nature of man? And why did kamikaze pilots wear helmets? Oh, and also, is there a heaven? As I age, I'm more interested in the possibility of an afterlife than kamikaze fashion choices. […]

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Walking Our Faith: Who’s coming to dinner? (column)

March 18, 2017 — "Who do you want at your birthday dinner?" Mom asked. "No one, just you." I replied. "Why?" "I'm ashamed of where my life is right now and I don't want to spend the evening explaining that." After Adam and Eve ate from the Tree of […]

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Holbrook: Dogs and their secrets (column)

March 18, 2017 — Maybe it's because the weather has shifted and it has gotten warmer. It could be all the animal tracks crisscrossing the yard, the trickling sound of melting ice, and the pungent smell of the earth emerging as the snow recedes. As hints of spring begin […]

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Bleiler: Colorado and Utah need to wake up (column)

March 18, 2017 — I grew up snowboarding in two of the best states for the sport: Colorado and Utah. The world-class ski mountains in these neighboring states were key factors that allowed me to represent our country in two Olympics and numerous X Games. But today, I have […]

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Financial Pathways: Pay off credit card debt and get that monkey off your back (column)

March 16, 2017 — Mary writes: I enjoyed your article in the Summit Daily about credit scores. My six credit cards are all within 90 percent of their max, and it has been detrimental to my credit score. I have about $40,000 in debt. Over the past year I've […]

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Zansberg: Fake news and a free press (column)

March 16, 2017 — Donald Trump has repeatedly demonized the news media, aka the free press, labeling them "fake news" and even "the enemy of the American people." Last month, Trump's press secretary excluded respected members of the mainstream press — The New York Times, CNN, Los Angeles Times, […]

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Littwin: Freedom’s just another word for Trumpcare’s 24 million uninsured Americans (column)

March 16, 2017 — Despite what you may have heard about the so-called devastating CBO report on the Trump/Ryan answer to Obamacare, the report is actually quite encouraging. What I mean is, the report is so bad, so incredibly and incriminatingly bad, that no one in his right mind […]

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Durst: Russian nesting squalls (column)

March 12, 2017 — Whoever said that a week in politics can be a lifetime was living so far in the past, they probably have a drawer full of sock garters. Today, in the Land of Trump, that time frame has been compressed to an hour. And considering the […]

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Biff America: Breaking regular rules (column)

March 11, 2017 — "Never play cards with a man called Doc. Never eat at a place called 'Mums.' Never sleep with a woman whose troubles are worse than your own." That pearl of wisdom, from Nelson Algren, is a reflection of the hardboiled life of the author born […]

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Littwin: Have the Obamacare replacers and repealers really lost Cory Gardner?

March 9, 2017 — I thought I had a pretty good handle on the Obamacare situation. Republicans have promised to repeal and replace a law that they have no idea how to repeal or replace, but since they repeatedly and endlessly promised they would repeal and replace it, they […]

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Gilmore: The promise of March (Summit Daily staff column)

March 8, 2017 — It's a terrible outlook for a new year, but I mostly endure January and February. As I navigate my post-holiday, pre-taxes budget, I hunker down and just get through — some years better than others. But March is different. It's a month so full of […]

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Essex: I don’t like rain, but that doesn’t make it fake (column)

March 7, 2017 — The new cry today, locally and nationally, if you don't like a story, is to call it "fake news." It has become part of President Trump's war on the media, which really is a broader war on truth aimed at undercutting the credibility of actual […]

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Brown: Liberalism’s fake sense of morality (column)

March 5, 2017 — Liberals constantly stake a claim to some religion-free moral high ground, which is laughable considering liberalism's ideology is immoral at its core. Since November of last year, leftists have been too blinded by inane hatred for Trump to see the irony. Sure, there are liberals […]

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Biff America: Free love and sunscreen (column)

March 4, 2017 — It has been said that the '60s were the era of free love, hope and promise while the '70s was the decade of excess. (Say what you will about free love but you can't argue with the price.) But after all that excess and free […]

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Knopf: Cost-conscious health consumer (column)

March 2, 2017 — I've been recovering from an illness that's been going on for more than three weeks. Without getting into the gory details, I've been dealing with the icky gucky of a sinus infection that just won't go away. If you've ever had this illness, you know […]

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My Maine Coon is my main squeeze (column)

March 1, 2017 — Let's face it, living in the mountains in the dead of winter can be tough. It's cold, seemingly never-ending, and — even if only about 70 miles from here to Denver — can feel pretty isolated. And during that first full-time, snow-packed season, it undoubtedly […]

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Biff America: Tips, driveways and desperation (column)

February 25, 2017 — Johnny First Round has more money than God. "First Round" isn't John's real name. I gave him that moniker 30-plus years ago when I worked at a restaurant in the Hamptons on Long Island. The assumption being, if you were lucky enough to wait on […]

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