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Opinion

  • What is the deal with the national media’s seemingly constant reference to their latest and greatest political poll?
    If you recall, the morning after this past presidential election, the overwhelming majority of “professional” pollsters were so embarrassed by their dismal showings that some were actively engaged in changing their titles and that of their profession.

  • Just when all seems dire, along comes an uplifting story of someone who could have easily descended into the all-too-common, woe-is-me victimization pit but did not. In the fifth grade, Gavin Arneson made a life-affirming decision. “I’m not going to be a statistic,” he promised himself. And with that, his journey began.

  • Bits, snippets, and ramblings from and on a world gone mad.

    Actually Jim, if you were a “decent person,” you would shut your fat trap about partisan politics and go care for your kid, who just nearly died, you elitist creep. – Charles Hurt, Washington Times

    To clarify: an elitist is a successful liberal, oftentimes an academician, entertainer, commentator or columnist, who speaks his/her mind on social-political issues. A conservative who does likewise is an all-American, Horatio Alger hero.

  • Just when you think that hypocrisy in politics cannot get any worse, out struts former President Barack Hussein Obama to lecture us on courage.

  • Vox

    Protect your letter carrier from dog attacks

    Editor:

    Last year, Postal Service employees were victimized by 6,755 dog attacks nationwide.

    Every one of these incidents had the potential for serious injury of our employee. There is also possible liability for the dog owner for the victim’s pain, suffering and medical expenses.

  • While I previously touched on the topic of fiscal responsibility, in conversations with a number of folks, it becomes embarrassingly obvious that the numbers in play, regarding the federal government’s spending, have absolutely no connection with the average American.

  • As the vote to deprive millions access to health care reached its apex, a group of congressional Democrats began taunting their Republican colleagues by chanting “hey, hey, good-bye,” meaning “See you in November 2018.”

  • Hooked on the ‘White House Show’
    Editor:

    Stop me before I surf Trump on the Internet again. I am hooked on the 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. reality show.
     Never in my life have I paid this much attention to what the president does, and I was never a fan of soap operas before. Every day I have had to get my Trump fix, rooting for the villain’s next screw up, which is actually good because Trump’s screw ups so far have served to hinder him from accomplishing his agenda of bad deals.

  • In a recent Denver Post column, former Denver Broncos star and Post columnist Reggie Rivers wrote about why, after being reached out to by the Post, he decided not to return on a regular basis.

  • In my initial column, I brought up two issues that I believe define today’s political battlefield. The first is Alexander Hamilton’s insight that opinions form the basis of all politics. The second is my personal belief regarding the difference between liberal/progressives and conservatives when it comes to spending one’s personal earnings.  

  • The media elites continue to treat a large segment of the American public with a level of disdain that approaches abhorrence and is manifested by their obvious frustration and self-righteous incredulousness.

  • Democracy is a wonderful thing. So is equality. It’s great knowing we all pull our trousers on in similar fashion and share a common destiny: Not getting out alive.

    But then we board a sardine can with wings or sit idling on a traffic-clogged highway or stand in a 30-minute line to board a ski lift and think, “What the fuzzola!”

    Solar eclipses are rare to behold. So is yours truly finding common ground with Jon Caldera of the Independence Institute. Liberal communing with Libertarian.

  • Many of us in the United States tend to view international events with a somewhat jaded, academic perspective. What happens “over there” may or may not be significant while our lives are pretty much wrapped up in the mundane day-to-day routines that come with our affluence.

  • When one is described as living a “storied life,” it suggests a life filled with adventures, feats or accomplishments that transcend normal human experience. We tend to reserve that accolade for famous people, those who make the headlines for one reason or another. Unfortunately, that leaves out the rest of humanity.

  • Vox

    That Trump kid

    Now that the new kid at Pennsylvania Avenue High School arrived, beating his chest he has left himself, and consequently us, with little room to maneuver going forward.

  • Most of us can recall, if not fondly, the double negative rules of mathematics and English grammar. Two negatives multiplied equal a positive. A minus times a minus equals a positive or a “not not” is a yes. If this appears to be a bit confusing to the uninitiated, think what the topic of fake news sounds like to a low information voter. Now we have the reality of “fake fake” news. Could this possibly be an insight into hidden truth?

  • With a philosophical flourish Cato throws himself upon his sword; I quietly take to the ship. - “Moby Dick,” by Herman Melville

    It can be challenging for pragmatists who hold to high-minded principles like equal justice under the law and all for one and one for all. It’s that “all” thing. Crazy. All as in it’s about everybody, not just me.

  • U.S. needs universal health care
    Editor:

    The logic of Mr. Riddell’s column once again escapes me. On March 22, he simultaneously quoted rights in the Declaration of Independence of “life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness” while at the same time promoting a Republican health-care bill that would have condemned 24 million Americans to an early death.

  • Health care is a human right based on a simple principle: Every human requires medical interventions: Western-trained physicians, shamanic or Ayurveda. Having the right is one thing; accessing it is quite another.
    The health insurance industry has evolved — apologies to Charles Darwin — into a modern-day Gorgon, which in mythology are three hideous-looking sisters with hair of venomous snakes whose looks turn people into stone. Like Medusa, the best known, the health insurance industry lost its way.

  • Health care is a human right based on a simple principle: Every human requires medical interventions: Western-trained physicians, shamanic or Ayurveda. Having the right is one thing; accessing it is quite another.

    The health insurance industry has evolved — apologies to Charles Darwin — into a modern-day Gorgon, which in mythology are three hideous-looking sisters with hair of venomous snakes whose looks turn people into stone. Like Medusa, the best known, the health insurance industry lost its way.