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Opinion | Muftic: Impeachment? Not so fast

December 11, 2018 — Immediately last Friday after Michael Cohen's sentencing memo was filed, President Trump crowed he was cleared and the opposition media claimed there were grounds for impeachment because the President was in effect an unindicted co-conspirator of a crime, which was closer to reality. Special Counsel

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Opinion | Hamilton: George H. W. Bush: Patrician prince

December 11, 2018 — We "wee" folk tend to recall even minor interactions with America's Ruling Class. One time, my then boss, Nebraska Governor Charles Thone, tasked Wonder Wife and me to help set up a reception at the Governor's Mansion for then Vice President George. H.W. Bush. Our

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Opinion | Hamilton: Southern invasion: By migrants or microbes?

December 4, 2018 — During warfare, from ancient times to the present, what is the biggest battlefield killer? Answer: Communicable diseases spread by unsanitary conditions. For example, during the Thirty Years War, both sides threw rotting corpses into water wells. Catapults hurled human feces and dead animals over castle

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Opinion | Muftic: A tangled web of Russian-Trump deceit

December 4, 2018 — So what if Donald Trump lied about his Trump Tower Moscow negotiations while he was running for the presidency. He had claimed many times he had "nothing to do with Russia. I never did." Last week, after his personal lawyer Michael Cohen pleaded guilty to

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Opinion | Hamilton: Politics today: The Algorians vs. the Vulgarians

November 27, 2018 — Whatever happened to the Democratic and Republican parties? As we prepare for a new year in which the so-called Democratic Party will control the House of Representative and the so-called Republican Party will control the U.S. Senate, using the term "so-called" seems appropriate. For sure,

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Opinion | Muftic: The president who would be king

November 27, 2018 — If there was one reason the Mayflower was the first of many similar boatloads full of settlers who sailed across the Atlantic, it was to escape the tyranny of a government and especially the English King. President Trump has never understood why he cannot rule

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In setback to gun advocates, Colorado’s large-capacity magazine ban survived yet another court challenge

November 25, 2018 — Colorado’s large-capacity magazine ban survived yet another legal challenge by gun advocates in a recent decision by the Colorado Court of Appeals. The 2012 Aurora theater shooting prompted the state legislature to enact gun control legislation. That legislation, which came in 2013, included two new

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Opinion | Muftic: Thank the Pilgrims who began America’s quest for religious freedom

November 20, 2018 — This Thanksgiving we should give our thanks to the Pilgrims who have become an icon of what made the New World so unique in the civilizations that preceded them. They left England and the Old World to seek freedom to practice their own religion, separated

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Opinion | Hamilton: Of wars and forest fires

November 20, 2018 — The World War I Centennial. French President Emmanuel Macron's grip on world history is about as upside-down as someone who marries a school teacher who is 25 years older than he is. Apparently, Macron is not aware that France was, in part, responsible for the

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Opinion | Muftic: Democrats, don’t blow it

November 14, 2018 — Democrats scored heavily on Nov. 6 in the midterms. There were significant gains in the suburbs and in bringing new voters to the polls. The result was a large shift to blue in many state legislatures, seven governors and in the U.S. House of Representatives.

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Opinion | Hamilton: Mid-term history: Split Happens

November 14, 2018 — As of this writing, Democrats netted 31 seats in the U.S. House of Representatives. Twenty-three seats were needed to regain the majority. Given that the number of GOP House member retirements set a record high and the number of Democrat House member retirements set a

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The Armistice at 100: looking back on the day that ended the Great War

November 11, 2018 — At 3 a.m. Mountain Time Sunday morning the world passed through a moment almost unimaginable in its magnitude and yet for many it was of little note. It was at that precise moment, 100 years before, when the guns in Europe finally, after four long

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Opinion | Letter: Grand County is rich in solar energy resources

November 9, 2018 — Those of us lucky enough to call Grand County home know that we are rich in an abundance of natural resources: clean air, majestic mountains, clear lakes and rivers, and world-class outdoor recreational opportunities.  What many people do not know is that we are also

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Opinion | USA 101: the rule of law trumps the rule of the ruler

November 8, 2018 — The morning after November 6: Still sitting in the Oval Office is a president who views laws as a barrier to his power, a challenge to get around them or claim he can bend the rule of law to his benefit. He brought with him

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Opinion | Hamilton: The ‘Brave New World’ of designer genes

November 8, 2018 — This column is not about Calvinism: The worship of designer jeans. No, this newspaper column is about the genes within our DNA. Normal genes are, well, normal. But certain mutated genes can cause some really bad diseases such as cancer or conditions such as spinal

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Opinion | Muftic: Why the midterm fuss? Donald Trump is not on the ballot

October 30, 2018 — Donald Trump is not on the ballot but he says he wants the Nov. 6 midterms to be a referendum about him. If so, send him a message with your vote. That is the American way. What is not the American way are his words

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Opinion | Hamilton: Four invading columns: Are two columns already inside?

October 30, 2018 — According to the news, several columns of mostly young Central American men are walking and riding north out of Central America and across Mexico for the announced purpose of crossing into the United States of America. If they were waving American Flags, that would be

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Opinion | Letter: Dangerous rhetoric

October 29, 2018 — Sen. Gardner, Webster's Dictionary defines a cult as a group with "misplaced or excessive admiration for a particular person." It also defines fanaticism as "behavior involving uncritical zeal." Has your Republican Party morphed into a cult of fanatics? Sure seems that way. It doesn't matter

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Opinion | Letter: Fact check on Proposition 112

October 29, 2018 — Melinda McWilliams suggested you vote yes on Proposition 112. However, before doing so you should know that some of the information used in her letter is not correct. The total employment for Oil & Gas extraction is 240,000, which is 6.5 percent of the Colorado

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Opinion | Letter: Renewable energies the future

October 29, 2018 — This summer we have had three devastating fires in Grand County – Golf Course fire near Grand Lake, Sugarloaf Fire and Silver Creek Fire west of Kremmling. Many people had to be evacuated. Luckily, no one died. And many thanks go out to all the

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