Rachael WrightRachael WrightJune 22, 20178min324

Twenty Years Ago This Week in The Colorado Statesman: Little old Colorado was plunged into the deep end of international politics when Denver hosted eight world leaders from the Group of Seven. Denver rolled out the carpet for national leaders from the USA, Canada, France, Germany, Japan, Italy, Russia and the United Kingdom, and on the agenda for discussion were a host of heavy-weight issues including


Foster KlugFoster KlugMay 29, 20178min522

North Korea's latest missile test Monday may have less to do with perfecting its weapons technology than with showing U.S. and South Korean forces in the region that it can strike them at will. South Korean and Japanese officials said the suspected Scud-type short-range missile flew about 450 kilometers (280 miles) on Monday morning before landing in Japan's maritime economic zone, setting off the usual round of condemnation from Washington and the North's neighbors.


Clifford D. MayClifford D. MayMarch 30, 201710min427

America can do anything but America can’t do everything, at least not within a four-year time frame. That suggests that the American president — any American president — needs to prioritize. In 2011, President Obama decided that the Muslim world should no longer be a top American priority. Against the advice of key members of his national security team, he decided to withdraw all U.S. troops from Iraq and do nothing about the growing turmoil in Syria. He expressed confidence that coalition forces would soon “begin to draw down” in Afghanistan. As for al Qaeda, it was “on the path to defeat.”


Paula NoonanPaula NoonanDecember 21, 20164min321

The tower in Pisa leans over in a predictable manner due to a three-meter foundation set in weak, unstable subsoil, according to authorities. The PISA tests, aka the Program for International Student Assessment, also produce predictable results across 72 countries with 500,000 tested students representing 28 million 15-year-olds. PISA is not an achievement test. It assesses whether students can problem solve in various subject areas, including reading, math, science and financial literacy. Results from 2015 were reported December 6.


Jared WrightJared WrightSeptember 26, 20163min359

Throughout this election year, there has been a lot of misinformation disseminated about the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and its impact on the economy here in the United States. While some have claimed, erroneously, that it will ship jobs overseas and allow foreign companies to gain a competitive advantage, the fact is that it will bring benefits to many industries in Colorado – a fact which these opponents simply fail to recognize. If Congress is able to come together and pass the TPP, the result could be an agricultural and energy boom that could fuel Colorado’s economy to prosperity.