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2018

  • 2018

    What will the candidates do for Clear Creek?

    The campaign season is here, which means the drum of negative dis-infomercials in which the target’s face is contorted to make him/her look like a serial killer who would slash your…

  • 2018

    Filling the housing void

    Ain’t got no place to lay your head / Somebody came and took your bed / Don’t worry, be happy. – Bob Marley An array of issues confronts Clear Creek as…

  • 2018

    The roots of cognitive bias

    Part III of a six-part bi-weekly series on post-truth. The halfway point between truth and error is still error. – Lee McIntyre, “Post-Truth” When physical discomfort occurs, one generally takes steps…

  • 2018

    Pre-election thoughts

    Consider the popular notion that men hate asking for directions or reading instructional manuals that accompany a recently-purchased product. Whether myth or reality the idea gets at the workings of a…

  • 2018

    The attack on science

    Part II of a six-part, bi-weekly series on post-truth Skepticism, a philosophical school in ancient Greece, derives its name from skepsis, meaning investigation. Modern skepticism has evolved but retains the Greeks’…

  • 2018

    It’s all about telling great stories

    Part I of a bi-weekly six-part series Pilate saith unto him, What is truth? – John 18:38 KJV The truth is truth is on trial. The fact is facts are on trial.…

  • 2018

    Truth on trial

    Part I of a bi-weekly six-part series   Pilate saith unto him, What is truth? – John 18:38 KJV The truth is truth is on trial. The fact is facts are on…

  • 2018

    Empire gravel pit not a good idea

    The recently proposed Empire gravel pit has understandably raised more than red flags; it has raised alarms, concerns, and blood pressure. For good reason. It would permanently alter a sizeable piece…

  • 2018

    Adults in the room

    Don’t waste any time mourning. Organize! – Labor organizer and activist Joe Hill before his execution by Utah Progressives carry an enormous burden: They’re expected to be the adults in the…

  • 2018

    The cause of our national discord

    We are not enemies, but friends. We must not be enemies. Though passion may have strained, it must not break our bonds of affection. The mystic chords of memory will swell when again…

  • 2018

    The ethics of paying poorly

    Part III of a three-part series Money does not change the sickness, only the symptoms. “The Winter of Our Discontent” by John Steinbeck Last week, I offered a challenging question: How,…

  • 2018

    America off the rails

    Part II of a three-part series   I’m shocked, shocked to find there’s gambling in these premises. Captain Louis Renault in “Casablanca” before being handed his winnings in Rick’s Café Last…

  • 2018

    A lesson on the economics of teacher pay

    Note: This is first of a three-part series A couple weeks back, the Courant ran an uplifting article about Clear Creek High School teacher and student volunteers building a Habitat for…

  • 2018

    The Education and Legacy of RFK

    Fifty years ago, Robert Francis Kennedy was gunned down. Students of history are aware of the historical context, but I prefer focusing on what I call the education of Robert Kennedy…

  • 2018

    Pragmatism v. principle

    In my recent articles, I’ve taken the Colorado Democratic Party to task for “being full of sound and fury, signifying nothing.” Under the wet-noodle lead of Governor John Hickenlooper, it has…