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Wednesday, September 19, 2018

‘Voices & Thoughts’ Archives

A Leninist in the White House: Heavy-handed Steve

A Leninist in the White House: Heavy-handed Steve Bannon

By Aidan Coffey New Voices columnist President Trump’s temporary ban against Muslim refugees and immigration produced one of the largest waves of protests this country has seen since the Vietnam War.  While the media focus  on the botched rollout of Trump’s executive orders and the left loudly proclaims its solidarity with Muslim-Americans, few pundits have bothered to look beyond the façade.  Everything Donald Trump has done so far — the wall, the Muslim ban — ... Full Story

Beat the Budget Vultures: Demand Medicare for All

Beat the Budget Vultures: Demand Medicare for All

Driven to lower taxes on the wealthy, Congress prepares to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Lowering what the Federal government spends on health care allows for lowering the taxes on the wealthy. Never mind that this will push costs onto already strained state budgets and drive more Americans into bankruptcy. The budget vultures are circling.  Americans have come to depend upon the good that the ACA has accomplished. The problems that remain are based on its being built upon ... Full Story

Social Security Continues to Innovate with New

Social Security Continues to Innovate with New Features

      By Josh Weller Social Security Public Affairs Specialist Social Security is always innovating and improving our technology to better serve you. In an effort to meet our goal to deliver innovative, quality services, we are improving how you can check the status of your Social Security benefit application online. Placing the “Application Status” feature behind our my Social Security portal provides a secure service delivery channel that will allow the ... Full Story

A letter from Rep. Jared Polis

A letter from Rep. Jared Polis

Please forgive the length of this letter. There is simply so much happening and I have heard from so many of my constituents in the last couple of weeks with a range of questions and concerns. I wanted to share with you a letter about the future of our democracy and suggest a few ways you can help shape it. Like so many of you, I am scared, outraged, and sad. Every day seems to bring a new terrible action from President Trump that runs completely counter to who we are as a country and ... Full Story

Obituary: Mary Jo Eason

Obituary: Mary Jo Eason

April 25, 1958 – January 30, 2017 Mary Jo Eason, 58, of Berthoud passed away January 30, 2017 at her home following a courageous battle with breast cancer. She was born April 25, 1958 in Portland, Oregon to William and Josephine Barnes. She spent most of her early life in Portland and Cheyenne, Wyoming. She graduated from East High School in Cheyenne. Mary moved to Colorado in 1983. Mary meet Russell Jay Eason in 1987 and they began dating. They were married on February 19, 1993. ... Full Story

Obituary: Michele Rae Jurs

Obituary: Michele Rae Jurs

Michele R. Jurs  (June 4, 1968 - January 24, 2017) Michele Rae Jurs of Berthoud Colorado joined her Heavenly Father on January 24, 2017. Michele was born on June 4, 1968 in Denver Colorado to Frank and Carol Knowski. From the time her feet hit the ground she became the neighborhood champion big wheel racer, often competing against and beating the neighborhood boys, setting the standard for her lifelong enthusiasm and determination. During her early years she attended the Wooden ... Full Story

Harness The Power Of Our Top Ten Blog Posts

Harness The Power Of Our Top Ten Blog Posts

By Josh Weller Social Security Public Affairs Specialist     At Social Security, we’re always looking for ways to improve how we communicate with you. It’s been a year-and-a-half since we joined the blogosphere, and we couldn’t be happier with the content we’ve been able to provide. This blog is exactly what we envisioned: an honest conversation with you about our programs, the topics that matter to you, and how our agency can better serve you.  On our blog, ... Full Story

Tomgram: How to Hijack an Election

Tomgram: How to Hijack an Election

Follow TomDispatch on Twitter @TomDispatch. In case you hadn’t noticed, someone recently loosed a satirist in American politics.  Let me give you an example.  You remember FBI Director James Comey, who gained a certain notoriety by stepping into the limelight 11 days before the recent presidential election via a very publicly dispatched letter to the Congressional leadership.  It focused on an FBI investigation into emails from Hillary Clinton believed to be ... Full Story

Obituary: Janice Elaine Bloss

Obituary: Janice Elaine Bloss

February 13, 1937 - January 15, 2017 Janice “Jan” Elaine Bloss, 79, of Berthoud, passed away at home on January 15, 2017 of Multiple Myeloma. She was born on February 13, 1937 at the family farm in Hanover Township, near Denison, Iowa, to Henry and Adeline (Petersen) Jaacks. Janice was baptized and confirmed at Zion Lutheran Church in Denison and graduated from Denison High School in 1955. After graduation, she attended the University of Colorado in Boulder, majoring in Medical ... Full Story

Healthcare is a basic human right not a political

Healthcare is a basic human right not a political football

By Wim Laven On May 4, 2013, I delivered the eulogy for my 33-year-old brother. I’m not sure that our political representatives understand what this feels like when they make decisions to take healthcare away from people. When innocent civilians are killed for political reasons we usually consider it an act of terrorism or a crime against humanity, but, inexplicably, when political leaders make decisions that only happen to cause those deaths why is it so easy to look away? This ... Full Story

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