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"Lone Survivor": See this movie!

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

Skiing down the slippery slope of climate change

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

Go west young druggie

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

Think Again: Masculinity and the War on Poverty

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

Prediction: The great unraveling of 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

Wall Street’s binge, Main Street’s hangover

(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