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Friday, September 30, 2016

‘Guest column’ Archives

“I Probably Wouldn’t Be Here”

“I Probably Wouldn’t Be Here”

A Conversation with Sergeant Styka By Dr. Paul Kengor I recently sat down with Emil Styka of Boardman, Ohio. A friend of Emil’s, Jo Ann Bryan, had emailed in response to an article I wrote on a remarkable World War II campaign at the Aleutian Islands, off the Alaskan coast. The article was published nationwide, including in the Youngstown Vindicator, where it caught Emil’s attention. “Finally, now people know,” said Emil, who spent two years in the Aleutians. Too few Americans ... Full Story

“Thank You for Your Service”—A Veterans

“Thank You for Your Service”—A Veterans Day Memory

By Dr. Mark W. Hendrickson November 08, 2010 We Americans tend to look forward to the various holidays on the calendar. Sometimes we pause to ponder the meaning of these commemorative days; often we do not. Perhaps in your own experience you can recall a Thanksgiving, an Easter, or an Independence Day when something happened that brought home to you the true meaning of the holiday. So it was with me on November 11, 1987. That is when Veterans Day became special to me. The snow, the first ... Full Story

Helping Larimer County residents enroll in public

New program helps Larimer County residents enroll in public health insurance The Health District of Northern Larimer County has launched a new program aimed at helping more Larimer County residents obtain healthcare coverage through Medicaid, which serves adults and children, and Child Health Plan Plus (CHP+), which serves qualifying children and pregnant women. Health District staff will educate local families about public health insurance options and assist them in enrolling, or ... Full Story

We Must Fix Economics Before We Can Fix Anything Else

We Must Fix Economics Before We Can Fix Anything Else

  The Reform of Economics is Crucial and Urgent By J. Moromisato, a Candidate for US Senator How big a monetary reserve do the Chinese need in order to take over the world financial system? Is it perhaps too late, and they are already on the move? Could the recent world embargo of rare earth minerals be their opening salvo? Denver, CO - November 1, 2010 -- The Following is the second of a two-part statement by J. Moromisato. It’s the Economics, Stupid (II) The Tea Party movement is based ... Full Story

Opinions on Amendment 63

Amendment 63: No Mandated Health Insurance In Colorado ABC Channel 7 News (TheDenverChanel.com) Opponents Said Amendment Will Hurt Coloradans By Dayle Cedars, 7NEWS Reporter No good comes from repealing health care Aurora Sentinel Editorial As if the country doesn’t have enough to worry about, conservative factions continue to play a dangerous political game by campaigning on promises of “repealing” the nation’s hard-won reform of the U.S. health-care system. It’s a ... Full Story

ASRM Blasts Colorado Amendment 62

ASRM Blasts Colorado Amendment 62

Urges Voters Reject It on November 2 Denver, CO - The American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) has called on the residents of Colorado to vote NO on Amendment 62 when they go to the polls November 2. Like a ballot measure defeated in 2008, Amendment 62 would give legal rights to fertilized eggs under the Colorado Constitution, and in doing so, would imperil vital medical care and eliminate or make unsafe important family building options for those suffering from infertility. “In ... Full Story

Markey earns A+ rating from Pinon Canyon Expansion

Markey earns A+ rating from Pinon Canyon Expansion Opposition Coalition

LAMAR—Betsy Markey has earned a perfect score from the Pinon Canyon Expansion Opposition Coalition for her efforts to stop the expansion of the Pinon Canyon Maneuver Site in Southeast Colorado. The Coalition wrote, PCEOC has given Betsy Markey an A+ rating for her efforts to stop the Pinon Canyon expansion. She is a candidate that has put her congressional votes and legislative efforts where her mouth is to keep Pinon Canyon from expanding. Betsy Markey co-sponsored and pushed for ... Full Story

The Con

The Con

Dear Friends and Neighbors: Far be it from me to criticize people who want to start a new party to address concerns in our political system. As far as I am concerned, both major parties are too dependent on big money. They have both abandoned basic respect for others in their campaigning. They both have abandoned logic and reason in favor of emotional appeals. They both act as if they hate the other side. What I can’t understand is why the Tea Party should end up supporting the less ... Full Story

Getting to the bottom of 60, 61 and 101

Getting to the bottom of 60, 61 and 101

By Mark Hillman The debate over ballot measures 60, 61 and 101 has been anything but illuminating.  According to the propaganda, voters should: • Vote yes to punish government at all levels for more than $1 billion in higher taxes and fees enacted without a vote of the people by Gov. Ritter and statehouse Democrats. • Or vote no because "The Ugly 3" will trigger a "voter-approved recession" and put thousands of people out of work. Frankly, both of those arguments are overwrought.  ... Full Story

Seeking One Principled Person from Each Side of the

By Kathleen Rogers and Antonio Gonzalez On September 17, 1787, a group of visionaries and leaders signed our Constitution. They were intent on creating a functioning government based on universal truths and extraordinary principles in an environment complicated by disparate regional economies and wildly divergent parochial interests. Back then, differing proposals for the shape of our government divided our country into two camps, but the necessity to address the need for a common defense and ... Full Story

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