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  • Courts Won’t Save Us

    Courts Won’t Save Us

    Wednesday’s Supreme Court decision to hear Donald Trump’s absurd immunity case is disheartening. Among rationale observers there is little doubt about the lack of merit to the appeal. Many believe it is evidence of a Court in service of Trump’s ambitions, choosing to be complicit in the delay tactics that Trump is employing in all his legal cases. I’m not so sure of that motive on the Court’s part, but no person can argue the point either way other than through pure speculation. Dismay, anger and confusion consume the commentariat as lawyers and political analysts opine constantly. There are two

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  • Courts Won’t Save Us

    Courts Won’t Save Us

    Wednesday’s Supreme Court decision to hear Donald Trump’s absurd immunity case is disheartening. Among rationale observers there is little doubt about the lack of merit to the appeal. Many believe it is evidence of a Court in service of Trump’s ambitions, choosing to be complicit in the delay tactics that Trump is employing in all his legal cases. I’m not so sure of that motive on the Court’s part, but no person can argue the point either way other than through pure speculation. Dismay, anger and confusion consume the commentariat as lawyers and political analysts opine constantly. There are two

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  • Reading Gay Love Letters at Breckenridge’s Old Masonic Hall

    Reading Gay Love Letters at Breckenridge’s Old Masonic Hall

    Photos by Joe Kusumoto Close Friends Collective, Breck Create tell meaningful stories of queer love across the centuries Like all lonely singles, I dread Valentine’s Day. But despite my profoundly unsuccessful love life, I remain a romantic. And so, naturally, I was drawn to the Gay Love Letters and Artist Talk at the Old Masonic Hall this February 14, 2024. It was the first of its kind in Breckenridge, though the Close Friends Collective, who collaborated with Breck Create to make the event happen, has hosted several — with different content — in New York City, where they’re based. The

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  • Louisville, Your Vote Was Just the Beginning

    Louisville, Your Vote Was Just the Beginning

    Letter to the Editor by: Michael B. Menaker The recent municipal elections in Louisville portend important changes in City policies and programs. Citizens signaled a rejection of the nihilistic “anything new is bad” politics of the past and a desire to turn the corner and once again have Louisville not only look forward, not backward; but actually, move the City forward and embrace the future with hope, optimism and enthusiasm. Yet, Council meetings continue to be dominated by the losing minority of residents clinging to the hope that they can delay, obstruct and obfuscate the conversation and thus prevent the

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  • Navigating the Challenges of LGBTQ+ Dating in Boulder County

    Navigating the Challenges of LGBTQ+ Dating in Boulder County

    Dating is hard.  In the best of circumstances, it takes emotional energy and motivation. Fostering new relationships demands strength of will, consistency, and a pioneer-like exploration that puts Christopher Columbus to shame. What’s the old adage? Fall down seven times, let the dogs eat your heart eight? Or something like that. LGBTQ+ dating in Boulder is no different, but it does come with its own unique set of challenges. The Boulder Scene Three Brodsky (she/her), 46, the mastermind behind BConnected Colorado, began fostering a bisexual and queer community about eight years ago after she realized she didn’t want the bar

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  • Silent Suffering: Fears of Renewed Armenian Genocide

    Silent Suffering: Fears of Renewed Armenian Genocide

    Exploring the human impacts of Azerbaijan’s attack on Artsakh (Cover Photo: Russian and Azerbaijan soldiers) “What’s gonna happen to our family? What’s gonna happen to our house and the home that we built there?” said Anahit, an Artsakh Armenian from the village of Martuni, whose worry and uncertainty reflect hundreds of thousands of Artsakhcis today. Artsakh is an appendage to the Armenian nation. There are traces of ancient history mottled throughout Artsakh, standing as a powerful symbol affirming their long-standing ties to the land. The region encompasses an array of captivating untold stories unfolding into a daunting past and present.

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