Uncensored

Deadly drunk driving

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Heather Surovik, 27, started out the morning of July 5 heavily pregnant and surely wondering when she would go into labor. That afternoon, she got into her car with her mother and 5-year-old son — and her life was changed irrevocably...

End parental impunity

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You’re sitting in a coffee shop. You notice that the adult sitting next to you is logged on to one of those torrent sites and is illegally downloading music, movies, books and games. Knowing that this person is breaking the law — and determined to teach him right ...

Marriage 2.0

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 When the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals upholds a lower court decision to overturn California’s Proposition 8 — as it almost certainly will — it will be a victory not only for gays and lesbians, who will once again have the right to marry in California, but for ...

Personhood USA flops

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A social experiment was conducted last week by some folks from Colorado, and it failed. The implications of that failure ought to bring some relief to those of us who believe in women’s equality...

City Council’s bad decorum

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Boulder City Council members seem to be confused. They seem convinced that dealing with the public at their public meetings has become difficult and that new rules are required to keep the hoi polloi from making a mockery of civil government. In truth, it’s City ...

Got compassion?

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I am throwing down the gauntlet. I want to see which group of readers is more caring and more committed to the welfare of women and babies — my readership here at Boulder Weekly or my readership as a novelist. Allow me to put this in context...

Foreskin follies

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Last year, when I wrote a column supporting an end to routine circumcision of male newborns, I got a letter from a reader who blasted me for being hypocritical. How can you support freedom of choice for women, the reader asked, and not support freedom of choice for ...

Paper or plastic? Tax ’em!

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For decades, the question in the checkout lane has been, “Paper or plastic?” A great many people are hoping the Boulder City Council’s answer will be, “Tax ’em...

City attorneys and politics

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It’s time for Boulder voters to consider a fundamental change in how the People’s Republic is run. Specifically, it’s time to look closely at transitioning the post of city attorney from an appointed position to an elected one...

Defending divorce

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It’s almost time for the legislative session to begin in Colorado, which means it’s time for those “small government” Republicans to search for new and more intrusive ways to meddle in your life...

Advice for a thirsty world

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What if all you had to do to change the world for the better was drink a glass of water? A glass of water...

Their rights, our rights

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The universe is full of mysteries — such as why anyone would eat at Chick-fil-A in the first place. The fried chicken chunks chain found itself in the spotlight for its owner Dan Cathy’s anti-gay religious beliefs after posturing politicians, including Chicago ...