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Tuesday, November 21, 2017

‘Guest column’ Archives

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

Presidential Politics and the American Soul

Presidential Politics and the American Soul

By Robert C Koehler When I want to believe that America is a democracy — indeed, to feel so deeply this is so that my soul trembles — I turn to Martin Luther King, who gave his life for it. He cried out for something so much more than a process: a game of winners and losers. He reached for humanity’s deepest yearning, for the connectedness of all people, for transcendence past hatred and the demonization of “the other.” He spoke — half a century ago — the words that ... Full Story

WAAAHHHH…but we don’t wanna get arrested!!

WAAAHHHH…but we don’t wanna get arrested!!

By Mike Ferner As the macho, gun-toting, testosterone-addled cowboys who took over the wildlife refuge in Oregon call it quits, their pitiful whine can be heard all the way to Florida: “Waaahhh…but we don’t wanna get arrested…” So much for the rugged-individualists and badass proponents of personal responsibility. Let’s see what happens as their armed insurrection winds down.  How will the system treat the militant bullyboys? Will they get pepper-sprayed in the face as ... Full Story

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