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Wednesday, March 1, 2017

‘Guest column’ Archives

Family Life Under the Stigma of Undocumented

Family Life Under the Stigma of Undocumented Immigration

by 'Rebecca Schneider  “You have reached the voicemail box of...” “You have reached the voicemail box of…” “You have reached the voicemail box of…” Panic set in.  I was supposed to get dinner with him at Chili’s, my pregnancy cravings running wild for those honey chipotle chicken crispers.  We had just talked about it on the phone less than an hour before.  After a few minutes of waiting in the car, his family saw me, came outside and said, ... Full Story

Tweeting while the world comes to its senses

Tweeting while the world comes to its senses

By John LaForge   When Donald Trump Tweeted something about nuclear weapons Dec. 23, I thought he must be deliberately trivializing the Bomb to make it appear small, the way he makes light of sexual assault, punching critics, deporting millions, torturing suspects, and assassinating women and children. About the Bomb, the world’s most famous Tweeter offered, “The US must greatly strengthen and expand its nuclear capability until such time as the world comes to its senses ... Full Story

The Diplomacy of Donald J. Trump

The Diplomacy of Donald J. Trump

By Mel Gurtov Oblivious to Tradition and Good Sense Those of us who appreciate the unconventional have to have second thoughts after watching Donald J. Trump in action.  All the more so when it comes to the conduct of foreign affairs, in which Mr. Trump is a novice.  Defying convention, which calls for the president or president-elect to call on the State Department for advice and talking points, and on the intelligence community for daily briefings, Trump at any time might decide ... Full Story

The Twelve Sites Of Social Security

The Twelve Sites Of Social Security

By Josh Weller Social Security Public Affairs Specialist Gathering with family and friends during the holiday season reminds us we’re part of a strong community. And sometimes, in the spirit of the season, we break into song. Our take on “The Twelve Days of Christmas” — a holiday favorite since 1780 — highlights the national community we care for all year long. We call it “The Twelve Sites of Social Security.” For the first site of Social Security, we give to you: our ... Full Story

Social Security’s Gift to Children is Security

Social Security’s Gift to Children is Security

By Josh Weller Social Security Public Affairs Specialist This is the season of caring. No matter your religion or belief, December is also considered a time to focus on the children we love. Whether we’re wrapping Santa’s gifts, buying Hanukkah treats, decorating the house in celebration of Kwanzaa, or volunteering for a toy drive, children add joy to the holiday season. And we at Social Security definitely know a thing or two about helping children. Often overlooked in the ... Full Story

Employers will save 59 percent of Workers’

Employers will save 59 percent of Workers’ Comp premiums with ColoradoCare

  by Ralph Ogden Note: This is in response to recent opinion writing to decry Amendment 69, ColoradoCare, by Pinnacol Assurance Chief Executive Officer Philip Kalin. Ralph Ogden In writing his opposition to Amendment 69 (ColoradoCare), Pinnacol executive Phil Kalin suggests that health providers outside its network of hand-picked physicians somehow care less about curing and relieving symptoms of injured workers than those inside its network. Actually, ColoradoCare will ... Full Story

Second Amendment Americans

Claudia Young In addition to all of the other issues in this current presidential race, the name-calling has become second nature in the Republican candidate’s repertoire. Most of us have sadly become accustomed to such rhetoric. However, when Trump insinuates that a large group of Americans has the capability of acting violently simply because of their beliefs in the 2nd Amendment, it is time to speak up on my own behalf. How dare Trump label any single group as 2nd Amendment ... Full Story

The numbers don’t lie—but Trump does

The numbers don’t lie—but Trump does

By Tom H. Hastings According to a Fox News poll taken this week, voters believe Donald Trump would do better than Hillary Clinton on the economy. This is a wildly poor assumption. Look at the fair and reasonable indicators. We can surmise that Trump would continue his fact-free shoot-from-the-hip predatory capitalist approach, and that his policies might look more like George W. Bush’s than anyone else’s. We can also logically guess that Clinton’s policies would resemble those of ... Full Story

In defense of Hillary Clinton

In defense of Hillary Clinton

The most thorough, profound and moving defense of Hillary Clinton I have ever seen. By NewDealer Saturday Jun 11, 2016 · 8:05 PM MDT First of all — this is not my writing.  It's a Facebook post by someone I don’t even know, a man named Michael Arnovitz in Portland OR.  But as a Facebook post it passes the fair use test and I’m quite certain he would not object that I share it here (he doesn’t).   The original Facebook post is here: ... Full Story

The underbelly of Berthoud politics

The underbelly of Berthoud politics

Berthoud Mayor-elect discusses resignation   BY PETER R. COWDIN Guest Columnist I am writing to thank the citizens of the Berthoud community for the tremendous outpouring of support and gratitude that I received during my campaign to be your next mayor and now, unfortunately, your tremendous concern for my personal well-being. I sincerely apologize formy sudden departure that may have led to the extra expense of a special election. It was certainly not my intention. ... Full Story

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