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Opinion | Hamilton: Walls: Then, and now

February 20, 2019 — First, let’s dispense with the ignorant hysteria about presidential declarations of national emergency. In all, there have been 58 such declarations. President Clinton declared 17, President G.W. Bush 13, and President Obama 12. Thirty-one declarations remain in effect to this day. Turning to America’s need

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Opinion | Muftic: The Russian connection: Why care?

February 20, 2019 — While we are waiting for the Mueller Special Counsel report on Russian interference in the 2016 elections to see if the Trump campaign or Donald Trump himself conspired with the Russians, ask ourselves, why should we care? The Russian connection did not register in the top

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Opinion | Hamilton: Rejected: Signora Giocondo’s picture

February 13, 2019 — Satire: Location: U.S. Post Office, almost Anywhere, USA: “Hello. How may I help you?” asked a postal worker. “I want to apply for a U.S. passport,” said the lovely lady. Handing over a document, she continued, “I have already filled out Form DS-82.” “My, for

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Opinion | Muftic: Recent polls are flashing warnings for both parties

February 13, 2019 — I have been following public opinion polls closely it seems forever. It is a habit I picked up during years of being active in politics, doing polling myself, and hiring pollsters. The value of nationwide polls is not predicting who or what will win on

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Opinion | Letter: Mountain Parks Electric is good at spinning their story

February 7, 2019 — I am actually surprised and at the same time delighted to see Mr. Sifers defend the MPEI decisions to keep secrets from member/owners about their recent cost of service study and again claim they are simply covering operating costs while at the same time choosing

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Opinion | Hamilton: Border security: What should be done?

February 5, 2019 — Between now and Feb. 15, 2019, let us hope Congress will take some steps to improve our border security and maybe reform some of the crazy-quilt patchwork of our immigration statutes. For example: Physical barriers. Fund an in-depth system of pedestrian barriers that preclude illegal

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Opinion | Muftic: Trump gives ‘intelligence’ a bad name

February 5, 2019 — Aside from reports that Donald Trump has a short attention span and poor reading comprehension skills, there is another, disturbing meaning to Trump’s definition of “intelligence.” Those who have tried to brief him, including his former secretary of state, reportedly called him a “*******moron.” There

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Guest column: A childhood love of the NFL is nearly lost, especially after that Super Bowl

February 5, 2019 — Watching Bill Belichick storm around the sideline on Sunday yelling, “What's going on?” to the referees pretty much summed it up for me. Two minutes left in the Super Bowl, there's a penalty, and one of the most experienced NFL ambassadors of our time doesn't

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Opinion | Muftic: Trump’s success in killing polite speech

January 30, 2019 — Donald Trump has succeeded in one very important way. He has given a permission slip to Americans to be openly and publicly disrespectful of one another. Political correctness is a sin. Polite speech is a relic. In fact, he has succeeded so well, that respect

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Opinion | Hamilton: Remembered: The cuckoo CODELS

January 30, 2019 — This former member of the Intelligence Community (IC) had to laugh when that clearly marked U.S Air Force bus was on Capitol Hill loading up Speaker Pelosi’s Congressional Delegation (CODEL) overseas junket. At that point, even Inspector Clouseau would know a CODEL was leaving and,

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Opinion | Letter: Protection of Americans a prime responsibility

January 22, 2019 — It was said in a letter to the editor by Ron Fischer of Fraser last week that, "Trump's rhetoric, laced with half-truths and lies, are motivated to appeal to a handful of commentators on Fox News, as well as Trump's 'base.'" Really? Fischer goes on

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Opinion | Letter: Thank you to town of Winter Park

January 22, 2019 — As the supportive arm of the Grand County Animal Shelter, the Grand County Pet Pals would like to thank the town of Winter Park for their generous grant award this year. Because of their ongoing and faithful support, we have been able to continue to

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Opinion | Hamilton: NATO to TACO: Saving Latin America

January 21, 2019 — Does President Trump’s proposed drawdown of U.S. forces in Syria and Afghanistan suggest a return to our pre-WWII Isolationist past? Actually, Isolationism is not an option. You see, on December 2, 1942, the coded message: “The Italian navigator has landed in the New World,” announced

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Opinion | Muftic: Why do I hate walls? It’s personal.

January 21, 2019 — I spent my junior year, 1958-59, in Berlin before the detested Wall was built. Berlin in that post-World War II period was an island of freedom surrounded by Soviet-controlled East Germany. What I have learned is no wall dividing nations and people from each other

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Opinion | Letter: Law works in very strange ways

January 18, 2019 — This letter is in regards to the article posted in your newspaper Jan. 18, 2019: “Driver in 2017 fatal crash south of Kremmling gets prison sentence.” That driver is Brandon Wilson and I am his mother. I am heartbroken over all the events surrounding this

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Opinion | Muftic: Trump’s lies, autocratic tries, and Russian ties

January 16, 2019 — Trump's lies, autocratic tries, and Russian ties have not seemed to bother his core supporters and the overwhelming majority of Republicans still stand by their man. Per Jan. 10-11 polls, Trump's job approval stands little changed at around 37-40 percent, but those disapproving, especially independents

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Opinion | Hamilton: Border Security: A time for deciding

January 16, 2019 — As of this writing, the dispute between those who are for additional border security and those who want open borders remains unresolved and a portion of the federal government is shut down. That, however, does not prevent an examination of the logic or illogic in

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Opinion | Muftic: Trump’s kitchen cabinet: FOX, Breitbart, Putin and Erdogan

January 10, 2019 — In United States history a number of presidents did not rely on their staff and cabinet for advice, but took cues from cronies, friends, and trusted peers. Those informal advisers were called "kitchen cabinets."  They did not actually meet in a kitchen, but nonetheless they

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Opinion | Hamilton: Hollywood rejects Wonderland-Orwellian thriller

January 10, 2019 — Satire. Once upon a time, a Hollywood screenwriter pitched the studio head of 20th Century Metro a screen play for a political thriller. Here’s the plot: The presidential candidate of the Blue Party,  known as the Blue Queen, became so afraid of the candidate of

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Brower: It’s not too late to make business resolutions

January 9, 2019 — Business operators and aspiring entrepreneurs in Grand County can still make resolutions for 2019 that will go a long way toward helping grow an idea or business. Resolution Number One: I will make sure that the product of my venture is the very best it can

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