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Goldberg: Are we as consumers of media to blame for the Alex Jones problem? (column)

August 13, 2018 — The behemoths of the internet have shunned Alex Jones, the worm-tongued, often shirtless conspiracy theorist and paranoia monger who hosts a show called "InfoWars." The debate over this cartel-like decision is much larger than Jones now, and it's taking place mostly on the right. While

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Carnes: When did the Republican Party, champions of the free market, start wanting bigger government? (column)

August 13, 2018 — Editor's note: Find a cited version of this column at http://www.vaildaily.com. This becomes more confusing on a daily basis. The political ideology I grew up with has morphed in only a few short years into a garbled goop of GOP paradoxical parodies. Their long support

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Cartier: The trauma of feeling powerless in the face of danger (column)

August 12, 2018 — The fabric of our nation's history includes the fundamental belief that we control our destiny — the American dream. Hard work, dedication and a commitment to the idea that we can accomplish anything are at the core of our entrepreneurial spirit and have made us

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Norton: We can agree to disagree and still find balance in our relationships (column)

August 12, 2018 — Sometimes it could seem like there are more things happening around us that are dividing us as a community than uniting us. And as that is happening, I believe we may have lost sight, or forgotten, that it is OK to agree to disagree when

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Van Ens: Take the Bible on its own terms, not ours (column)

August 11, 2018 — Correctly interpreting the Bible is difficult because God has spoken to Jews, Muslims and Christians through a historical filter. Readers who disregard this historical filter confuse what scripture teaches. The Bible records an ancient past stretching from shortly after 2000 B.C. to the Maccabean Revolution,

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Vote Nicki Mills to get a fresh and new Representative in our State House (letter)

August 11, 2018 — My name is Dana S. Fragakis, and I have lived in Edwards for some time now. I feel the need to introduce you and all of my neighbors in Eagle and Routt counties to Nicki Mills, who is running to represent us in our Colorado

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Thanks to the Vail Town Council for voting down new Vail Trail Extension (letter)

August 10, 2018 — I would like to thank and commend the members of the Town Council who voted against the Vail Trail Extension, which was a proposed mountain bike trail above the existing trail from the golf course to East Vail. I am all for providing residents and

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Family-friendly ‘screen time’ at the Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater in Vail (letter)

August 10, 2018 — Last week (Friday, Aug. 3), neither rain nor hail unglued this part-time Vail resident from my lawn seat at a Vail Dance Festival performance at Ford Amphitheater. In fact, very few lawn patrons left during the rainy evening. What held me in my seat? Very

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Colorado senators must oppose appointment of Kavanaugh to Supreme Court (letter)

August 10, 2018 — If Brett Kavanaugh is allowed to become the next Supreme Court justice, Americans will be in danger. Roe v. Wade was a landmark case. Abortion rights in this country are already being tested, and we must ensure that they are accessible to everyone. If my

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Recent events prove you can’t always rely on police protection (letter)

August 10, 2018 — In April, the Vail Daily carried a column by me about citizens needing firearms for protection ("Semi-automatic rifles have legitimate uses," Terry Quinn, Wednesday, April 11). I pointed out that sometimes people can't count on the police to provide protection. Two recent items in the

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Wissot: I may not see certain social advancements in my lifetime, but they will happen (column)

August 10, 2018 — I can still see the anguish on my parents' faces. Their 14-year-old son was turning into a juvenile delinquent. What were the signs? Vaseline-slicked hair. Wearing white T-shirts with the short sleeves rolled up to reveal more skin and muscle (only in my case it

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Thomas: Does techology rob individuals of their liberty and ability to think freely? (column)

August 9, 2018 — Next year marks the 20th anniversary of the sci-fi movie classic "The Matrix," which depicts powerful machines attempting to subdue the human race. Sometimes art imitates life, and sometimes it's the other way around. On occasion, art can be prophetic. "The Matrix" is such a

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Lien: Hunters and anglers support Land and Water Conservation Fund; push for renewal (column)

August 9, 2018 — After completing four years of service as an Air Force officer, I jumped at the chance to spend 3½ months traveling across the North American continent. From Alaska to Mexico, California to Texas, Florida to Minnesota, I explored parts of our public lands in 22

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Man involved in fatal accident on Highway 6 in 2015 offers apology to community (letter)

August 8, 2018 — The judge called me Anthony Chase; my friends call me Thane. On July 23, 2015, at 5 p.m., I was involved in a fatal accident on U.S. Highway 6 in Wolcott and Sergio Morales lost his life. My choices leading up to that moment were

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It takes a village to educate our students about health risks involved with teen nicotine use (letter)

August 8, 2018 — I am writing in response to (Sawyer) D'Argonne's article ("Vaping on the rise," Monday, Aug. 6) that provided data on the use of e-cigarettes by teenagers, which has more than tripled from 2013 to 2014. Current findings show that e-cigarette use has increased from 4.5

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Ramirez: Follow your heart, and you will find the perfect Eagle County school for your family (column)

August 8, 2018 — When it comes to selecting the best school for your children, you, the parents of Eagle County, have so many amazing choices. Our district has dynamic public, charter and private schools; each offers a personal and unique educational experience for children. That means parents face

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Trade tariffs take place of war with swords and shields, cannons and cavalry (letter)

August 7, 2018 — Dear editor: I have long thought that our society has come far enough that wars no longer needed to be fought with blood and bones. Communication, internet, voice transmission, etc., can move wars into rooms of trade negotiations, currency escalation and devaluation and tariffs. While

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Can we amend the statute to allow Basalt area to secede from Eagle County? (letter)

August 7, 2018 — About the article in the Wednesday, Aug. 1, Vail Daily ("Commissioners: No-go on secession vote," by Pam Boyd): It appears all concerned agree that it would be better if the Basalt area were separated from Eagle County. The problem, they say, is an 1887 statute

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Congress must support BOLD Infrastructure for Alzheimer’s Act (letter)

August 7, 2018 — The human toll of Alzheimer's disease and other types of dementia is obvious. In Colorado alone, 71,000 people are living with it and 247,000 Coloradans are providing informal (unpaid) care for someone with it. I know the human toll of Alzheimer's well because three of

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Nicholson: America will be great if America is good (column)

August 7, 2018 — "America is great because America is good." One of the more misattributed quotes concerning our country is most often thought of as being the observation of Alexis de Tocqueville, a French philosopher who visited the then 55-year-old American experiment in representative government and published his

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