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Leslie Weise

Entries by Leslie Weise

New Energy Economy -- Next Steps for Colorado and the Nation

(1) Comments | Posted November 9, 2009 | 1:59 PM

Kudos to Governor Bill Ritter for making Colorado a leader among states in tackling our nation's energy-related problems. These include excessive reliance on polluting, non-renewable fossil fuels; carbon emissions causing climate change; an antiquated electric transmission infrastructure; dependence on fuel imported from other often unstable nations, and the...

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Is Independent Thought Extinct in America?

(0) Comments | Posted April 28, 2009 | 4:17 PM

When the Bush administration illegally prevented us from participating in a 2005 public forum in Denver because of the viewpoint expressed on the bumper sticker of the car in which we arrived, in retrospect we should not have been surprised because their policy of politically screening audiences throughout their eight...

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The Bush Legacy: Normalizing the Outrageous

(4) Comments | Posted January 13, 2009 | 5:47 PM

This past week President Bush cited at the top of his list of domestic policy achievements for which he hadn't received proper credit, his failed initiative to privatize Social Security. The ironies of this self-congratulations are obvious: a) it was a failure, not an achievement; and b) most of...

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