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Boulder Daily Camera editorial: Another immigration gimmick

Bills being floated in Congress by a handful of Republicans would impose taxes on remittances — money U.S. residents send abroad, usually to relatives — to pay for President Donald Trump’s proposed border wall. The idea is as flawed as Trump’s own ridiculous assertion that Mexico must and will eventually pay for the wall. Mexico […]

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Boulder Daily Camera editorial: Did Anadarko overplay its hand?

Control produces confidence. Unchecked, confidence metastasizes into overconfidence and smugness, which opens the door to challengers, which starts the process all over again. This is a succinct history of American business, or what capitalist theoreticians call creative destruction, and, to some extent, American politics as well. It is the risk Colorado’s oil and gas industry […]

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Boulder Daily Camera editorial: For the governor, a moment of truth

The best-known tale of redemption in popular literature might be that of Ebenezer Scrooge, Charles Dickens’ unhappy old miser turned generous and joyous by visits from spirits — or, possibly, a series of nightmares, depending on your views of Jungian dream analysis and the supernatural. But Scrooge is far from alone. Redemption is a common […]

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The Boulder Daily Camera editorial: Gimme shelter

I’d hoped to find someone who might defend the city’s decision to cut off funding for BOHO’s overnight shelter on May 1. What I found was far worse: there was apparently no “decision” at all. The city’s shelter contract with BOHO simply expired, and wasn’t renewed. There was no substitute shelter available if Tuesday’s rain […]

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The Boulder Daily Camera editorial: Let voters decide utility options

One way or another, Boulder voters will get a chance to vote this fall on whether to continue a quest to municipalize the city’s electric utility, now in its sixth year with scant progress to show for it. That is not the question before the City Council this week. There will be plenty of time […]

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Editorial: The war on journalism

In Donald Trump’s America, the mere act of reporting news unflattering to the president is held up as evidence of bias. Journalists are slandered as “enemies of the people.” Facts that contradict Trump’s version of reality are dismissed as “fake news.” Reporters and their news organizations are “pathetic,” “very dishonest,” “failing,” and even, in one […]

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The Boulder Daily Camera editorial: Trump can’t kill clean energy

One of the more encouraging developments during the early days of the Trump administration has been the pushback from big business on the president’s attempts to repudiate climate science and encourage a return to the dirtiest of our energy sources. Jeffrey Immelt, chief executive officer of General Electric, basically told employees in a blog post […]

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The Boulder Daily Camera editorial: Come face the music, governor

Another day, another smug victory lap by oil and gas propagandists who know their industry has taken ownership of Colorado state government in its entirety and can show you the receipt in the form of an obedient legislature, docile governor and supine state courts. We are told it is important not to normalize the machinations […]

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Boulder Daily Camera editorial: Replacing U.S. attorneys is not a scandal

The Justice Department asked 46 U.S. attorneys to resign Friday. Some Democrats squawked when the dismissals were announced. “The independence of the Justice Department is at risk,” huffed Sen. Patrick Leahy, a Vermont Democrat. The dismissals, though, are routine. U.S. attorneys serve at the president’s pleasure. When the White House changes hands, they’re usually replaced. […]

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