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Tag Archives: Iran

News Poem: ‘On CNN everything is broken’

On CNN everything is broken. / Unhooked before loss of signal / before the plastic castle and the chapel. ...

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July 1, 2014 Movable Feast, news poems, Uncategorized

Wiretap: Mental health intervention versus gun control

"The sobering fact is that there is little we can do to predict or change human behavior, particularly violence; it is a lot easier to control its expression, and to limit deadly means of self-expression."...

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May 28, 2014 Education, Elections 2014, Health, Politics, The Beats, The Mix

Wiretap: No, it’s not Munich. Yes, the Broomfield fracking ban will be contested

Every conservative commentator, it seems, has described the interim deal with Iran as "Munich" revisited. It's an embarrassment to try to sell such simplistic thinking....

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November 27, 2013 Environment/Energy, Politics, The Beats, The Mix

Wiretap: President Obama, still kicking

The political obituaries of Barack Obama have all been written. And they will almost certainly all be wrong. Obama has three more years in office, which is like a 100 more years in presidential years....

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November 26, 2013 Politics, The Beats, The Mix

Wiretap: Nuclear deal

The nuclear deal with Iran has been called a historic mistake (Netanyahu), a cautious first step (Kerry), another Munich (National Review) and an important agreement of unknown consequences (most of the foreign-policy establishment)....

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November 25, 2013 Politics, The Beats, The Mix
U.S. selling tens of billions in war machinery to turbulent Middle East

U.S. selling tens of billions in war machinery to turbulent Middle East

American arms deals didn't come up in the "foreign policy debate" held during the presidential campaign just ended. Yet it's hard not to view them as a major plank in U.S. foreign policy....

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December 6, 2012 Center Well, Marijuana, Politics
VIDEO: Bachmann opposes any forgiveness of student loans

VIDEO: Bachmann opposes any forgiveness of student loans

In a speech Thursday at the Commonwealth Club of California, U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann batted down suggestions of student loan and debt forgiveness that have come out of the Occupy Wall Street movement, saying the movement isn’t...

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October 22, 2011 Center Well, Education, Marijuana, Politics

Bachmann accuses China of theft from U.S.

On the radio program of conservative talker Laura Ingraham, Michele Bachmann rattled off a litany of complaints against China, accusing the country of blinding U.S. satellites with lasers, selling weapons to terrorist regimes and engaging in cyber attacks on both...

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October 3, 2011 Center Well, Marijuana, Politics
From Russia with no love for Colorado uranium mining climate

From Russia with no love for Colorado uranium mining climate

Uranium One, a Canadian company mired in controversy over its proposed purchase by a Russian mining conglomerate, is divesting itself of its Colorado mining interests because of “all the politics and all the local sentiment” against uranium mining in the...

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October 21, 2010 Center Well, Environment/Energy, Marijuana, Politics, Top Stories
In debate, Romanoff seeks to highlight differences Bennet calls ‘vanishingly small’

In debate, Romanoff seeks to highlight differences Bennet calls ‘vanishingly small’

COLORADO SPRINGS-- The Democratic primary debate here Friday pitting U.S. Senate candidate and former state House speaker Andrew Romanoff against Sen. Michael Bennet was an odd tug of war. Romanoff argued that there were significant differences between the...

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April 25, 2010 Center Well, Health, Politics

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Desert drought dust ups avalanche danger in Colorado backcountry

We all know what a blanket of fresh snow is supposed to look like, but for the last 10 years, the snows falling in parts of the Colorado Rockies have been far from virgin white and fluffy.

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THE BLOGS

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Keefe: Cory Gardner as Colorado’s surrealist candidate

You see, he’s not lying. He is “challenging our preconditioned perceptions of reality.”

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EVENTS

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Democracy Now! Denver Double Whammy

On Democracy Now! tomorrow, The Independent’s Susan Greene on the historic $4.65 million jury verdict against the city of Denver for the 2010 city-jail excessive force killing of Marvin Booker, and columnist Mike Littwin on Colorado’s dead-heat races for governor and U.S. Senate.

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