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Under the Dome column: Skipping the bad stuff, focusing on the good
Under the Dome column: Skipping the bad stuff, focusing on the good

July 15, 2019

Recalls, special sessions, petitions, campaigns, Tweets, Facebook, CNN, Fox news. Yikes, let’s go fishing. Sometimes it’s just overwhelming. Madison talks about factions in politics in Federalist 10, and we’ve always had quarreling factions in American...





Politics spoiled the fun of America’s soccer cup win
Politics spoiled the fun of America’s soccer cup win

July 12, 2019

It’s too bad we had somebody like Colin Kaepernick playing soccer in the Women’s World Cup. I’m a big fan of international soccer – men’s and women’s. I was excited when the Women’s World Cup...



Hastings column: Father’s lessons
Hastings column: Father’s lessons

July 11, 2019

Sometimes the personal overrides the burning political — just before it doubles back to connect. For me, I reflect on this day of my late father, who would be 94 today had he lived. He...


Mulhall column: ‘De-Brucing’ Colorado
Mulhall column: ‘De-Brucing’ Colorado

July 11, 2019

On July 2, Colorado Gov. Jared Polis welcomed former Reagan economic advisor Art Laffer to the capitol to help gin up Republican support for Proposition CC, which would allow Colorado to keep and spend $1.2...


Purcell column: Humor, the cure for what ails America
Purcell column: Humor, the cure for what ails America

July 10, 2019

It’s never too late for a good belly laugh. July 1 was, unofficially, International Joke Day. The origins of the day are unclear, but whoever started it was on to something — because our country...




Chacos column: How I became an impetuous traveler
Chacos column: How I became an impetuous traveler

July 8, 2019

I was a conservative traveler when I first put on a backpack 25 years ago and trekked through Europe with my husband. We were awkward and clumsy. We’d break a sweat stuffing luggage into overhead...




Tyree column: Slow drivers: Are they driving you insane?
Tyree column: Slow drivers: Are they driving you insane?

July 6, 2019

Some people never break the posted speed limit, they gingerly seal it in bubble wrap. While lead-footed daredevils announce, “Put the pedal to the metal,” the contrasting lost-in-their-own-little-world “helium-footed” motorists chant the mantra “Do not...


Parker column: Democrats tread on sensitive ground
Parker column: Democrats tread on sensitive ground

July 6, 2019

WASHINGTON — The Democratic Party’s stampede to the presidency seems to be veering of late toward a racially charged contest. Between Joe Biden’s admitted friendliness with segregationists four decades ago and California Sen. Kamala Harris’...