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Analogies run amok foreclose debate

In the wake of the mass shooting in El Paso, Texas, the debate about the Trump administration’s immigration policies has become more divisive than ever. The fact that...

Imagining the past

I bet there’s crossover between people who like both mysteries and genealogy. Tracing one’s past contains an element of suspense: Whom did he marry? Where did she...

Peach-y keen

Usually, what’s most associated with Colorado are features or activities such as powdery snow (pow-pow), skiing, gracefully elegant aspen trees, beautiful, strong...

Judge not

She walked over to the swimming pool with the baby held lovingly in her arms. She was laughing and making silly faces; the baby clearly delighted and entranced with her...

Listen to these pictures

When words fail, there are photos. Hence the famous adage, “a picture is worth a thousand words.” Sometimes, if the emotional content is so sensitive or complex, a...

Negro Leagues

I’ve always liked the turn of phrase: “I’ve forgotten more about ]fill-in-the-blank] than you’ll ever know.” That can certainly be said about me, my father and...

Homeless problem

We need to talk about Denver’s homeless problem. Last week, I visited the central branch of the Denver Public Library for the first time in a while. I’d heard what...

The Nine Days: eat healthier while mourning

August 1-10 is known in the Jewish calendar as The Nine Days. These are the final days of a unit of time known as The Three Weeks, which culminates in the saddest day of...

Is there a single ethical ideal?

What is the ethical ideal? Is it always altruism? Pirkei Avot states in the name of Antigonus: “Be not like servants who serve their master with the expectation of...

Preventing a fatal distraction

It’s summer, and it’s scorching hot outside. This is my third time deciding to dedicate my column to this horrendously painful modern death called hyperthermia,...