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    Peace TrainPeace Train: Imperialism's 12-step program

    02/15/2019 12:34 PM MST
    The witty Chinese revolutionary Zhou Enlai once said, "One of the delightful things about Americans is that they have absolutely no historical memory. 
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    The Visible Universe: Charting a black hole fast track
    02/06/2019 11:28 AM MST - The average American home contains more than 300,000 items, according to bloggers who write about that kind of thing. Full Story

    Video games: A magical conclusion to 'Kingdom Hearts III'
    02/06/2019 01:06 PM MST - 'Kingdom Hearts III'Publisher: Square Enix Rated: E 10+ Who it's for: Fans of the "Kingdom Hearts" series, but newbies should start with the first game Console: PS4, Xbox One Grade: B Thirteen years is a long time to wait for a game. Full Story

    Peace Train: U.S. role in the crisis in Venezuela
    01/31/2019 08:03 PM MST - The focus is now on Venezuela, but the U.S. is really the key actor in this long-running drama. In reality, Venezuela is simply a small player in the United States' centuries-long imperial campaign that began with the genocide of American Indians. Full Story

    Bear With Me: Take this bread and eat it, with a cold drink
    01/31/2019 12:15 PM MST - In the beginning, God (who is a chick, by the way, and totally got screwed over, but more on that later) created the heavens and the earth. Full Story

    Peace Train: Democracy is in trouble
    01/24/2019 08:49 PM MST - Democracy is in trouble. Authoritarian government and violation of civil liberties are both on the rise in a host of nominally democratic countries including Austria, Brazil, Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary, India, Philippines, Poland, Russia and Spain, not to mention the United States under the erratic presidential regime of Donald Trump. Full Story

    Video games: Fear and loathing in Raccoon City
    01/23/2019 02:12 PM MST - I have a complicated relationship with Capcom's "Resident Evil" series. The early ones were OK, but the RC car control scheme (in the days before analog sticks) always rubbed me the wrong way.  Full Story

    The Visible Universe: Astronomers ready for radio-burst windfall
    01/18/2019 05:39 PM MST - For more than a decade, astronomers have been trying to solve the mystery of fast radio bursts. Know their name, and you know their story: Fast radio bursts last only a few milliseconds, they give off radio waves, and — with a couple of notable exceptions — they burst once and then they are gone. Full Story

    Peace Train: Dr. King told us 'war is obsolete'
    01/17/2019 06:38 PM MST - If you goWhat: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. rally and march in Boulder When: Begins at 11 a.m. Monday Where: St. Full Story

    Peace Train: Wise words from Dr. King
    01/11/2019 12:01 PM MST - After Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his powerful anti-war speech "Beyond Vietnam" on April 4, 1967, he was criticized by politicians, the media and even by some fellow civil-rights campaigners. Full Story

    Video games: New year starts full speed with new releases
    01/09/2019 01:00 PM MST - The last two years represented a windfall of great game releases. Every gamer I know now has a backlog of titles (either owned or on a wish list), some long enough to last several years. Full Story

    Peace Train: Inequality is a matter of life and death
    01/03/2019 07:25 PM MST - The New Year's holiday is essentially a celebration of life and its continuation. Life is a miracle that is well worth celebrating. Full Story

    Peace Train: Spread the word to turn back Doomsday Clock
    12/27/2018 05:19 PM MST - The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists was founded in 1945 by bomb scientists who could not remain aloof to the consequences of their work. Full Story

    Peace Train: Israel panics over nonviolent BDS movement
    12/20/2018 06:32 PM MST - In 2005, Palestinian civil society launched the nonviolent Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement ( bdsmovement. Full Story

    Peace Train: Julian Assange and the defense of democracy
    12/13/2018 02:14 PM MST - Effective democracy requires well-informed citizens. One of the greatest threats to effective democracy in modern capitalist societies is government secrecy. Full Story

    Video games: 'Super Smash Bros. Ultimate' steps into the ring
    12/12/2018 12:38 PM MST - A game with Mario, Link, Pikachu, Solid Snake, Simon Belmont, Cloud Strife, Mega Man, the Villager from "Animal Crossing" and many more probably shouldn't exist. It's like something a 12-year-old thought up while daydreaming in history class. Full Story

    Peace Train: Nip a new arms race in the bud
    12/07/2018 12:49 PM MST - On Oct. 20, President Donald Trump announced his intention to unilaterally withdraw the United States from the landmark Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty with Russia. Full Story

    Peace Train: Homelessness and corporate welfare
    11/29/2018 07:35 PM MST - The homelessness issue has been a source of controversy at the local, state and national levels for some time now. Full Story

    Video games: 'Pokemon' and 'Spyro' get more than a fresh coat of paint
    11/28/2018 03:18 PM MST - The saying goes, "There's no such thing as an old joke you've never heard before." The same holds true for video games. But like an old joke, sometimes it's necessary to freshen up an old game to keep it relevant. Full Story

    Kate Becker: It came from interstellar space
    11/21/2018 03:34 PM MST - What is 'Oumuamua? Let's start with the basics. It is in space, it is dark and reddish, and it isn't from around here. Full Story

    Peace Train: Despair undermines action on climate change
    11/22/2018 06:16 PM MST - Scientific information about climate change often breeds political despair among well-informed people. Full Story

    Kate Becker: Sunrise, sunset on NASA's science fleet
    11/08/2018 04:46 PM MST - It's easy to forget that spacecraft are mortal. NASA's space telescopes and robotic rovers are built to last, and engineers have gotten so good at wringing extra years and extra science out of them that they seem practically indestructible. Full Story

    Peace Train: Dueling sciences on Rocky Flats contamination
    11/15/2018 07:01 PM MST - Remember a long-ago movie, "Deliverance," starring Burt Reynolds? A prominent scene involved two musicians playing melodies back and forth. Full Story

    Game review: The fires of hell come to the Switch
    11/14/2018 12:31 PM MST - Generally speaking, I do not review games that came out fully six years ago. Full Story

    Peace Train: Votes are counted, now what?
    11/08/2018 05:21 PM MST - The election results show some important changes at the national, state and local levels.  Full Story

    Peace Train: Authoritarian capitalism and anti-Semitism
    11/01/2018 04:33 PM MDT - I am a Jew born in 1937 in Nazi Germany. My father spent time in a concentration camp, but my parents and I narrowly escaped the Holocaust, which decimated my mother's side of our family. Full Story

    Video games: 'Red Dead Redemption II' is a serious commitment
    10/31/2018 01:40 PM MDT - Developer Rockstar Games creates experiences on a different level. The studio best known for "Grand Theft Auto" spends years expertly crafting worlds to immerse players for hundreds of hours of gameplay. Full Story

    Kate Becker: Aliens at work
    10/25/2018 06:31 PM MDT - It's one of the small tragedies of adulthood that most of your daily work goes unnoticed and uncelebrated. Full Story

    Peace Train: A tragic dance around nuclear treaty
    10/25/2018 01:12 PM MDT - Activists gathered last Saturday at Nuclear Missile Silo N8, east of Fort Collins. It was a beautiful afternoon and a meaningful event for anti-nuclear activists from Fort Collins, Denver, Colorado Springs and Boulder. Full Story

    Peace Train: RMPJC voter guide to ballot issues
    10/18/2018 02:47 PM MDT - The Rocky Mountain Peace and Justice has taken positions on a city ballot issue and a number of state issues in the 2018 election. Full Story

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    College footballCU football: Buffs reeling from first blowout loss

    Turnovers, sacks allowed pile up in defeats

    After many of Colorado's Pac-12 losses over the years, there was a helpless feeling coming from the Buffaloes.

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    (Matt York / Associated Press)
    College footballCU football: Buffs reeling from first blowout loss

    Turnovers, sacks allowed pile up in defeats

    After many of Colorado's Pac-12 losses over the years, there was a helpless feeling coming from the Buffaloes.

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    (Paul Aiken / Staff Photographer)
    Second Story Garage: Gasoline Lollipops

    The Boulder alt-country band gives its EPs names such as Death and Resurrection, and its songs bear the mark of hard truths and sin. But the punk energy behind the playing, and the sense that it's all in good fun, make it OK to dance to a song like "Death." Full Story