Monthly Archives: June 2013

Head On TV: It’s called weather, Chicken Little

Recent wildfires in Colorado aren’t a symptom of catastrophic climate change,says John Andrews in the June  round of Head On TV debates. Susan Barnes-Gelt disagrees, alleging that earth is warming at a dangerous rate. John

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Why Snowden must be caught

It is a good thing for the American people to know the extent of government’s surveillance of us, and the harms of disclosure, it seems to me, reside somewhere between trivial and none. It’s also

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Why Lobato matters

(Boston) Winston Churchill famously noted that few things in life are quite as exhilarating as being shot at without result.  In that vein many Coloradoans felt a similar adrenaline rush upon hearing that the State

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The right tactics in the wrong hands

A couple of weeks ago, President Barack Obama effectively declared the war on terror was over. Now, he wasn’t entirely clear about what matrix was used to arrive at that determination. It was not that

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Is privacy going poof?

President Barack Obama is more right than wrong in his embrace of massive data collection to help prevent terrorist attacks, but watch out, fellow Americans. Privacy in our land is going poof, this particular program

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Eight centuries of the magnificent Magna Carta

(’76 Contributor) June 15 commemorates the affirmation, 798 years ago, of our fundamental rights. Magna Carta, the Great Charter, confirmed “for us and our heirs in perpetuity” that the government, even the king himself, must

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Big brother really is watching

The outrage is palpable and the sudden realization by the average American that they really, truly are now living in an Orwellian surveillance state has been an eye-opening experience for many across the fruited plain.

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Hickenlooper: the governor that might have been

John Hickenlooper had a chance to bring a breath of fresh air to the governor’s office. Imminently likable and with a charmed political career, he could have been the rare maverick moderate Democrat – strong

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