Brad McHargue

    Film Critic


    Following its premiere at the Toronto International Film Fest and its subsequent screening at SXSW this past March, Mike Flanagan’s “Oculus” has received almost universal critical acclaim.


  • Frank Clemente

    Guest Column


    You pay your fair share of taxes. Small businesses do, too. It’s the price we pay to educate our kids, protect our communities and have some security in retirement. Why shouldn’t some of America’s largest corporations pay their fair share too?

  • Lindy Schultz

    Guest Column


    Let’s say you suspect a young person may be experiencing a mental-health crisis. You know you want to help … but you may not feel confident or equipped to open the conversation. Perhaps you waiver, thinking, “What if I say the wrong thing?  I could make the situation worse.”  

  •  Josh Levy

    Guest Column


    In the 21st century, technology companies such as Amazon, Apple, Facebook, Google, and Yahoo are the ubiquitous faces of corporate power.

  • Monday evening, April 14, will be the first Seder of the Jewish holiday of Passover. I am surprised how few Christians realize that The Last Supper was a Passover Seder.

    In the Gospels The Last Supper is referred to as The Feast of the Unleven Bread, or as we Jews call it, matzot. 

    When I was a youngster in school, Christian kids would want us to explain Passover to them. I would simply say, “Go see The Ten Commandments.” 

  • Lu Nelsen

    Center for Rural Affairs


    The wind energy industry has been a big boost to communities across the country, providing a new income source to farmers and ranchers that host projects, reinvigorating small communities by providing new economic opportunities and funding for fire and police departments, schools, infrastructure, and other public services.

  • Emily Schwartz Greco 

    & William A. Collins


    It’s hard to get your mind wrapped around Russia’s annexation of Crimea and seizure of Ukrainian military bases there. It was — and many Ukrainians say still is — part of a neighboring sovereign country until mid-March.

    And it seemed like Europe had transcended that kind of old-school warmongering.

  • Ryan Alexander

    Guest Column


    No matter how hard lawmakers try to close their eyes, click their heels, and hope for the best, they can’t make highway funding magically appear. But that doesn’t stop them fiddling and flailing as they burn through the Highway Trust Fund.

  • Robert L. Bradley Jr.

    Guest Column


    President Obama has run out of excuses on the Keystone XL pipeline. 

  •  If you are one who pays any attention to talk shows, either on radio or TV, and either conservative or liberal, you might have noticed a trend for various hosts to ask guests — or to say themselves — “What must the Republicans ?” And, indeed the question can be projected to the election in 2016. 

  • I had a few people thanking me for my column earlier this month about standing up for Brighton City Council’s vote on the oil and gas moratorium.

    Sadly, that praise is probably undeserved, as my column said nothing of the sort.

  • Trudy Lieberman


    Rural Health News Service

    At a recent panel discussion in New York City about Obamacare, a woman in the audience, a professor of public health, asked an important question. Why was there so much emphasis from the law’s supporters on the individual — in other words what can the law do for me?

  • Rep. Mike Coffman

    We must end the scourge of sexual assaults in our military. When young women decide to serve their nation in the armed services, they should never be forced to live under a cloud of intimidation or sexual harassment. This is a challenge the military must confront and overcome.

    During my own military career, I have witnessed quite a number of challenges that the military had to confront.  Each time it overcame the obstacles and always emerged as a more effective fighting force as a result.

  •  John Stoehr

    Guest Column


    The Republicans give lots of reasons for their opposition to the Affordable Care Act. Only two really matter.

    One is politics. The other is money. More precisely, big-business money.

  • The bill which was recently vetoed by Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer, SB1062, consisted of only about 480 words. In comparison, this column is 713 words. And, nowhere in the entire 480 words is “homosexual” or “lesbian” or any similar term used. 

    Yet, from these 480 words, some of our fellow Americans determined that the bill was “anti-gay.” Why? How? Let’s just look at a few phrases. 




    I enjoyed watching more than my fair share of “MacGyver” when I was younger.

    Watching Richard Dean Anderson have his character thrown into any number of impossible situations and always crafting a way out of it with the unlikeliest of supplies and skills was exceptionally entertaining for me at an age when I was still happy-go-lucky enough to just ignore the preposterousness of it all, suspending all disbelief.

  • Sam Pizzigati

    Guest Column


    Back in the infancy of the Internet Age, our hippest policy wonks orated endlessly about the emerging “information superhighway.”

  •  Glenn Mollette

    Guest Column


    Arizona legislators pulled a dandy. They asked their governor to sign a bill allowing any business the freedom to discriminate based on religious beliefs. The governor vetoed the bill.

  • When Congressman Cory Gardner came through Fort Lupton last month, there was no hint of him sending shockwaves through the political landscape.

    Nope, Rep. Gardner spent most of his time touring local businesses and having his team chat up reporters about how Obamacare was going to cause volunteer fire departments to close (More on that some other column).




    Perry Bell

    Last week, during and after a church meeting, I did something.

    I zigged instead of zagged, cut instead of spliced, went down and out instead of short and in, pushed instead of pulled — well, you get the picture.... I messed up.