Monthly Archives: January 2014

"Lone Survivor": See this movie!

By |January 28th, 2014|

From its beginnings just over a century ago the unique power of cinema has been its capacity to engage audiences emotionally in a manner quite unlike any other medium.  By that standard “Lone Survivor” is very likely one of the most memorable movies you will ever see. […]

Salon’s left-wing media ideal would muzzle free speech

By |January 24th, 2014|

Liberty-shredding impulses reign in some news outlets, such as Salon that is forever taking great leaps leftward and recently did so in a book excerpt. It spoke of the wonderful news future you’d get if corporations as we have known them went away, socialism took over and no one had to put up any longer with the likes of Fox News, the Wall Street Journal, CNN or The New York Times. […]

Marijuana risks largely ignored by Denver Post

By |January 22nd, 2014|

(’76 Contributor) As recreational marijuana sales became legal in Colorado during the first two weeks of 2014, I tracked all Denver Post articles […]

Skiing down the slippery slope of climate change

By |January 22nd, 2014|

More than 100 ski areas in the United States signed a Climate Declaration last year, demanding federal government action to avert “catastrophic” human-induced climate change. Instead of cooling the planet, such an approach is likely to create a real anthropogenic problem for ski resorts: Few people will be left with discretionary income to buy lift tickets. […]

Go west young druggie

By |January 20th, 2014|

I live in Colorado’s Rocky Mountains, and I am high, but wait. I mean that my house is 8,000 feet above sea level, not that I am giddily under the influence of marijuana legally purchased as a result of a historic development that could someday cause a teenager to think his TV is sending him secret messages. […]

Think Again: Masculinity and the War on Poverty

By |January 18th, 2014|

As a binge TV watcher, I’ve relished devouring serial dramas in advertising-free gulps. But “Breaking Bad” — the story about a cancer-stricken chemistry teacher turned clandestine meth-cooking badass — didn’t appeal. Then Anthony Hopkins declared it an “epic work” with “the best actors I’ve ever seen.” […]

Prediction: The great unraveling of 2014

By |January 14th, 2014|

(Centennial Fellow) It is the most daunting task to speak truth to a culture hostile to absolutes. It is equally daunting to make an annual prediction when an abundance of caution is required of us due to the uncertainty of our times. […]

Wall Street’s binge, Main Street’s hangover

By |January 12th, 2014|

(BOSTON) – Technically the “Great Recession” ended in June of 2009, but Gallup reports that 66 percent of Americans say it’s not over yet. Economists tell us the economy is starting to look good (manufacturing & housing starts, up; gasoline prices and unemployment, down) but 68 percent of the people tell pollsters the economy is bad, and 67 percent say the country is on the “wrong track.” […]

Boulder faculty flap displays incoherence of leftism

By |January 5th, 2014|

(Centennial Fellow) File this one under, let’s see… hoisted on one’s own petard… or when the chickens come home to roost… or wonderful in theory but not in practice.

We have seen many far left Progressives (excuse the redundancy) who have been forced to believe in dogma which cannot not work in practice. Suddenly, they find they cannot keep their own doctor […]