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2019

  • 2019

    Kakistocracy

    Kakistocracy is a real word, meaning government by the worst people. Its etymology is from kakistos, which is Greek for “worst.” Associate it with a child’s expression when you say “caca,”…

  • 2019

    Gay conversion therapy is psychotherapy malpractice

    To deal with non-compliant individuals who do something outrageous such as think for themselves or make personal life-affirming decisions, a common practice in totalitarian societies is to incarcerate offenders in re-education…

  • 2019

    Human sexuality education should be available to all students

    House Bill 19-1032, “Concerning Comprehensive Human Sexuality Education, and, in Connection Therewith, Making an Appropriation,” addresses a critical need for Colorado youth and, by extension, society. It brings Colorado public schools’…

  • 2019

    Appreciating Public Employees

    During the English Civil War, parliamentarian opponents of Charles I dubbed his aristocratic supporters Cavaliers. They were the entitled, beautifully coiffed gentry that controlled the kingdom’s wealth through their land holdings.…

  • 2019

    The soufflé of writing

    I have to say, I’m becoming addicted to George Will’s columns. The reasons are beaucoup. In part, it’s because of his captious polemics eviscerating Republican splenetic epigones. In part, it’s because…

  • 2019

    Rising above cynicism

    In ancient Greece, I would have been—might have been—a skeptic. Today, I am a skeptic but have found myself slipping into the modern version of cynicism. I’m in good company. Many…

  • 2019

    What we don’t know

    Periodically, one hears this line: “What gets us into trouble is not what we don’t know. It’s what we know for sure that just ain’t so.” Wonderful insight on Mark Twain’s…

  • 2019

    Guiding Clear Creek Growth

    Growth. After years of stagnation in which the school district faced declining numbers, small businesses struggled, and the Henderson Mine down-sizing caused major consternation in terms of job losses and tax…

  • 2019

    A Progressive Colorado

    For a decade and more, Clear Creek, like the state, has been trending blue. Governor-elect Jared Polis, along with every state and national Democrat, swept once-red Clear Creek by double digits.…