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Saturday, November 29, 2014

‘Guest column’ Archives

AFSCME Calls on GOP Members of Congress to Reject

AFSCME Calls on GOP Members of Congress to Reject Their Taxpayer Funded Health Care Plan

  Call Comes on Heels of New Polling Showing Voters Agree Washington, DC — Today, the American Federation of State County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) called on Republican Members of the U.S. Senate and the U.S. House of Representatives to abstain from enrolling in the Federal Employees’ Health Benefits Plan (FEHBP). “These Republicans want to repeal health reform, putting the insurance companies back in charge and putting affordable coverage out of reach of millions ... Full Story

START: Do the Right Thing

START: Do the Right Thing

By Lt. Gen. Dirk Jameson (ret.) At this time of thanksgiving, we are reminded how people came together, shared resources, shared opinions and worked together to form and protect our nation. During my long career in the US Air Force, I was at the very sharp end of the spear that defended our nation, rising to deputy commander-in-chief and chief of staff of U. S. Strategic Command. During that time, going back to the Reagan years and before, the U. S. ... Full Story

A New START for Women Around the World

A New START for Women Around the World

By Linda Tarr-Whelan The so-called New START, the Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty with Russia, is poised for an historic ratification vote in the Senate this year. Three more major international treaties are also lined up on President Obama’s ratification to-do list: the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty, the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea, and CEDAW, the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against ... Full Story

Christmas Jars

Christmas Jars

I just read a wonderful novel by Jason Wright entitled Christmas Jars. Following is a summary and an idea. The Maxwell’s were a young couple with a delightful daughter named Hannah.  Rather than go into debt for Christmas gifts, they spent the entire year putting pocket change (and sometimes bills) into the :Christmas Jar”.  On Christmas Eve they would take the jar to the bank, cash in the coins and see what there was to spend on gifts for each other.  When Hannah was eight, ... Full Story

“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 ... 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 ... 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, ... 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 ... 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 ... Full Story

Vote NO on Prop 102

Vote NO on Prop 102

  Dear Coloradan, We've written about the Bad 3 (60, 61, & 101), and the draconian birth control and abortion ban (62), and the insurance cartel's initiative to nullify the health care reform law (63), but there's another sinister amendment on the ballot being pushed by out-of-state interests that you need to know about. Just under the wire, representatives of a national bail bonds group in Virginia filed signatures for Proposition 102, what we're calling the Bail Bondsmen ... Full Story

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