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  • 2010

    26 May 2010: State Reforms Ruinous to Education

    State “reforms” ruinous to education Here’s a variation on an old maxim: With Democrats like these, who needs Republicans? The just-ended Democratic-controlled legislative session and the Democratic soon-to-be ex-governor just performed…

  • 2010

    24 May 2010: Bad Bill from Gibbs & Scanlan

    A bad bill from Gibbs and Scanlan The ballyhooed drive for school reform got car-jacked by an upstart senator who, in his short tenure as educator and even shorter tenure as…

  • 2010

    5 May 2010: Senate Bill 191

    Senate Bill 191 doesn’t make sense Both locally and at the state level, teacher evaluation and dismissal have been front-page news. As such, they provide us a teachable moment. First, Colorado…

  • 2010

    21 April 2010: Pat Tillman

    Pat Tillman lived with passion and reason Initially, I wrote him off as a cocky jock seeking glory on a real battlefield, so I had mixed emotions about the death of…

  • 2010

    14 April 2010: Historical Preservation

    Preservation not all it’s cracked up to be In his column about a new biography of President Obama, Newsweek editor Jon Meacham quotes Ralph Waldo Emerson: “There is properly no history,…

  • 2010

    31 March 2010: Ode to Health Care Reform

    Ode to passage of health care reform Listen, my readers, and you shall hear of a Tea Party activist most revered. His name was Saul, broad and tall, round in the…

  • 2010

    24 March 2010: Catholic Hypocrisy

    Catholic Church should practice what Jesus teaches “And they brought unto him also infants, that he would touch them: but when his disciples saw it, they rebuked them. But Jesus called…

  • 2010

    10 March 2010: Romanoff Campaign for Senator

    Romanoff’s campaign: where reality and unreality converge There’s a reason writers such as myself ought not to read Garrison Keillor before writing a column. I read Keillor for several reasons and…

  • 2010

    3 March 2010: Representatives owe judgment

    Representatives owe constituents their judgment “This is what the American people/people of Colorado want.” Really? I’m happy to see we’re not only of one voice but of one mind. Thank you,…