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Knopf: Republicans are working on the wrong side of the equation (column)

March 29, 2017 — The Republicans in the House of Representatives and the Trump administration have taken the "Trumpcare" or "Ryancare" health care plan off the table, for now. It's important to understand beyond all the rhetoric, Republicans are talking about only one side of the equation. They want […]

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Young: Health care stuff was gonna be soooo easy (column)

March 27, 2017 — Act 1 of Shakespeare's "Merchant of Venice" features a putdown of a hollow braggart who "speaks an infinite deal of nothing." Sort of reminds of the merchant of Mar-a-Lago and his first act as a legislative mastermind. "On my very first day in office," said […]

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Reagan: Ratholes of Washington (column)

March 26, 2017 — Ratholes. Both parties in Washington can't stop going down their favorite rathole. And the rest of us poor civilians from coast-to-coast and in-between have to watch — and suffer. The entire country has been poisoned by the constant "I hate you more than you hate […]

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Micek: Congress hits ctrl-alt-del on your privacy (column)

March 26, 2017 — Governments and legislative bodies often do profoundly stupid things. But lately, it seems like we've been living through a veritable bumper crop of dumb. There's the multiple-car pileup that passes for our national debate on health care reform. Or consider the badly penned Russian family […]

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Do you remember the time Ivanka snuck out…

March 25, 2017 — ASPEN, Colo. – Like a lot of other 1 percenters from Manhattan, the Trump class continues its love affair with Aspen. Minus the family patriarch, the Trump clan flew to Colorado on Saturday for some R&R. The plans revealed in advance were to fly into […]

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Biff America: Eye to eye with neighbors (column)

March 25, 2017 — Were I to come home to find my wife hunched over a wet and shirtless stranger on the floor of my living room I would not be understanding; I'm grateful this guy was open-minded since I was the one lying on the floor wet and […]

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Walking Our Faith: Entering life’s dark wood (column)

March 25, 2017 — On occasion I am asked how I came to write a faith column. To be honest, sometimes it's a surprise even to me. A year ago, I answered an ad for a columnist for this paper. During my phone interview with the editor, Ben asked […]

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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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