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Thursday, July 17,2014

Boulder County Democrats in conflict

By Dave Anderson
Among progressives, people hyperventilate about whether to vote for the Democrat or some third party candidate.
Thursday, March 27,2014

Bowl a strike for reproductive freedom

National Abortion Access Fund Bowl-a-Thon event fundraises for low-income access to abortion

By Dave Anderson
Everybody knows abortion became legal for all women with the ‘Roe v. Wade’ Supreme Court decision in 1973. Fewer people know that in 1976, poor women lost that fundamental right to determine whether or when to have children.
Thursday, March 13,2014

Paying to pump

Missing oil and gas severance tax revenue

By Dave Anderson
Colorado’s opportunities lie in tight sands and shale formations — especially the oil-rich Niobrara shale. Niobrara may hold a reserve the equivalent of as much as 2 billion barrels of oil, according to industry estimates.
Thursday, February 27,2014

Potholes in the road to privatization

By Dave Anderson
Studies show that privatization tends to cost more and provide lower quality services than the government.
Thursday, February 13,2014

Seeger’s true politics

By Dave Anderson
Folk singer Pete Seeger, who died at age 94 last month, provided a soundtrack for every progressive crusade of our time. Many obituaries have called him a “Stalinist,” but the label is somewhat misleading
Thursday, January 2,2014

ALEC’s attack on renewables arrives in Colorado

By Dave Anderson
America’s solar industry supplies less than 1 percent of the electricity in the U.S. but has experienced explosive growth. Unfortunately, there’s growing opposition from the utilities. A recent study by utilities think tank the Edison Electric Institute candidly says solar power is a future threat to the utilities.
Thursday, December 5,2013

Passing the TPP: Not so fast

By Dave Anderson
There isn’t any significant split over foreign policy or social issues. Now Democrats are divided over economics.
Wednesday, November 27,2013

Stand up for Walmart workers

By Dave Anderson
Courageous Walmart workers have been striking and committing civil disobedience around the country.
Thursday, November 7,2013

It's time to open the vault on Kennedy

By Dave Anderson
President John Kennedy was killed 50 years ago. There is still considerable controversy about who did it. The release of 4 million pages of long-secret documents since Oliver Stone’s movie JFK clarified some disputes but raised new questions. Many thousands of pages are still secret.
Thursday, October 24,2013

Limit corporate welfare

By Dave Anderson
Tea party politicians are denounced for their dangerous antics, but their doomsday warnings about profligate government spending are the conventional wisdom of the so-called “moderates” of big business, the mainstream media and too many politicians of both parties (including Colorado Sens. Bennet and Udall and Rep. Jared Polis).