Limerick: Put Critical Race Theory back in the bottle, so we can have a meaningful conversation

The phrase has elicited derision, without understanding Of all the memorable ways to let a genie out of a bottle, it is hard to beat the maneuver of inventing a phrase and then watching as this phrase races out into the world, refusing every plea to return to the shop for a tune-up. While the…

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Patty Limerick: Finding common ground with the Cheney women

Before 2021, whenever I heard the name “Cheney,” I was overcome by a compulsion to overgeneralize. “I know all I need to know about that clan,” I would think, “and I know that I do not like them.” In the weeks since the Jan. 6 takeover of the U.S. Capitol, Congresswoman Liz Cheney has cured…

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CU President Mark Kennedy to speak at Boulder bipartisanship event

University of Colorado Boulder’s Center for the American West will host a virtual conversation between system President Mark Kennedy and University of Massachusetts President Marty Meehan at noon Thursday, the second installment in the center’s “Bipartisanship (and Friendship) Happen!” series. Center for the American West began the series because ongoing national tension and polarization “put…

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Opinion: Secretary Deb Haaland is sure to enrage everyone. She should just embrace it.

The new secretary of the interior should prioritize the outdoor economy and push for more inclusivity The Department of the Interior has been nicknamed “the department of everything else.” Since so many secretaries have come from the American West, we Westerners understand where that nickname comes from. Try to think about all the agencies and…

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Limerick: How careful is too careful after I’ve had my second COVID-19 vaccine?

At 95% effective, I am ready to return to society but not to normal just yet In days of yore, when someone told me to “be careful,” what I should do next was crystal-clear. I should stop in my tracks before I stepped in front of the car that I had not seen coming. I…

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