Neutralization vs Annihilation

Occupied Palestinian Territories

The frustration and futility of Israel ever finding a lasting peace with their Palestinian neighbors is once again on display. Eleven cease-fires, eleven failures. One answer to this mess might lie in an effort to neutralize Hamas – not by force but by their abandonment.

The Trouble With Jared

Congressman Jared Polis

I recently read the Eli Stokols hit piece on Jared Polis “The Trouble with Jared” and I thought “the trouble with Jared?” How about the trouble with the Democratic Party. The “Trouble with Jared” is, he is a Democrat and it appears the rest of the Party has forgotten what that means.

Littwin: Mr. Attorney General, the gay marriage ship has sailed

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This very public case can’t be very good for Colorado Republicans. In fact, it feeds directly into the Democratic contention — available in a campaign ad on a big-screen TV near you — that the state’s Republicans have a 21st-century social-issues problem, beginning with personhood and following all the way to same-sex marriage.

Jones, Singer and Foote Townhall Longmont Jan. 30, 2014

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Three Democratic legislators held a townhall in Longmont at Front Range Community College on January 30, 2014. Residents turned out to ask questions about higher education support, family issues and the ALEC-controlled Highway 36 contract. Lots of great discussion. Mike Foote, John Singer and Matt Jones took turns responding to questions and discussing legislative issues.

Need vs Greed

In Greed We Trust

The fast-food execs are screaming that a wage increase would mark the end. It’s long overdue and everyone knows it.

In The Days Before – Part 3

Mary Pitt at age 14

We continued, the two of us, living in the house with the five-star flag in the window and endured the rigors of living, not only in extreme poverty but with the added challenges of the war-time restrictions of food and ordinary daily needs.