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Jerry Fabyanic

  • 2019

    Offending sensibilities

    Warning: The following contains adult language, which was bleeped out in the print edition. It might cause you to gasp, clutch your pearls, and go into a twitter, so continue at…

  • 2019

    Time to get a grip

    Those of an age remember the days of “duck and cover.” Incoming Russian missiles were imminent. Their missiles in Cuba confirmed it. We kiddos practiced self-defense by hiding under our classroom…

  • 2019

    Breaking Bread II

    A good perspective to keep in mind when someone is jabbing his/her finger and hurling invectives at you is that it’s not about you, but the hurler. Like baseball pitchers that…

  • 2019

    Breaking bread

    As I was doing a run through Georgetown, I noticed a woman staring at me as I circled the roundabout. When I looked back inquisitively, she asked, “You crazy?” I was…

  • 2019

    Bennet & Hick in 2020

    This is a heady time. Future historians might look back at this period as a time of seminal shift in Colorado’s political trajectory. We recently elected Jared Polis, a Jew and…

  • 2019

    The immigration gene in the American DNA

    Since he regally descended the escalator to announce his candidacy, immigration has been Donald Trump’s signature issue, propelling him to the presidency. In the time since, he has fomented anger and…

  • 2019

    Who gives a damn?

    A theme in my recent columns is about the need for Republicans of good character to speak out about what is happening in and to their party. It is disconcerting to…

  • 2019

    The Mueller Moment

    It was disturbing to watch Robert Mueller, who has unselfishly served his country from Vietnam through FBI Director, being eviscerated by Republicans on the House Judiciary Committee. Just when one thinks…

  • 2019

    When good men do nothing

    Bad men need nothing more to compass their ends than that good men should look on and do nothing. – John Stuart Mill, nineteenth-century English political philosopher America’s Original Sin. Some…

  • 2019

    Earthrise: A new story

    Two consequential events dramatically altered the world’s climate and ecosystem. The first occurred 66 million years ago when a seven-mile-wide asteroid smashed into earth near Yucatan. Within 24 hours, the species…

  • Higher Living Reflections

    Earthrise: A New Mythology

    Two consequential events dramatically altered the world’s climate and ecosystem. The first occurred 66 million years ago when a seven-mile-wide asteroid smashed into earth near Yucatan. Within 24 hours, the species…

  • 2019

    Ekphrasis and the collapse of compassion

    If I look at the mass, I will never act. – Mother Teresa Another moving photo of immigrants’ plights, that of the bodies of Salvadoran migrant Óscar Alberto Martínez Ramírez and…

  • 2019

    Perversion of American moral values

    Recently, a young friend visiting from Europe asked what I am proud of and love about America.   The United States, I began, is the oldest constitutional republic, possibly in history.…

  • 2019

    America the Microbrew

    A refreshing headline appeared recently in the Washington Post: “‘Wrong, plain and simple’: 50 years after the Stonewall raid, New York City’s police commissioner apologizes.” It was on June 28, 1969…