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    21 December 2005: Peace on Earth

    Peace on earth bad for business It must be tough being a conservative this time of year. Even tougher, I suppose, to be a libertarian conservative. All those liberal values being…

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    7 December 2005: Wal-Mart Video

    Wal-Mart video may change your gift buys Add one more item to your Christmas shopping list, but you’re not likely to find it if you shop Wal-Mart. It is the recently…

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    23 November 2005: Giving Thanks

    Giving thanks for one another (Note: The published version of the following was edited extensively due to space limitations. The complete draft as submitted follows.) Thanksgiving. A day set aside for…

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    9 November 2005: 2005 Election Outcome

    Coloradans prove they care in election With so much to comment on, it’s time for “Cheers & Jeers,” a liberal scribe’s meandering, meaty musings. If George W. Bush’s 51 percent in…

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    12 October 2005: Ballot Issues & Values

    Ballot choices reflect community values “What could be worse than being blind?” Helen Keller was once asked. “Having no vision,” she responded. Another Helen, Idaho Springs resident Helen Buck, may be…

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    14 September 2005: Hurricane Katrina

    Disasters show Bush administration weakness Four years and four days ago Osama bin Laden attacked America killing over 2,700 of our brothers and sisters. Today, bin Laden lives as he did…

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    17 August 2005: Cindy Sheehan

    Attacking a mother is un-American In America, motherhood ranks with the flag and, for some, apple pie. I admit to cherry pie being my favorite, but only a lowlife would desecrate…

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    26 October 2005: Final Days of Campaign

    Campaigning turns ugly in final weeks Pop Quiz! Question #1:Identify these three men as to their recent fame or notoriety, and explain how they are interrelated: John L. Hall, Ward Churchill,…

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    28 September 2005: Referenda C&D: the facts

    Referenda C & D opponents use fuzzy facts In a short time, voters will make the call on the direction Colorado will take arguably for the next generation. Hopefully, you have…

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    31 August 2005: Referenda C&D

    Referenda C & D: a critical juncture Crossroads. Turning points. Crises. We apply those terms to events in our lives, both in the personal and public realms, that were critical junctures,…

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    3 August 2005: Progressive Evangelism

    Evangelist gives refreshing look at God, politics There’s an important book out there that has generated lots of discussion. Compelling and thought provoking, Jim Wallis’s God’s Politics: Why the Right Gets…