Tag Archives: politics

Editorial: Government shutdown comes at too great a cost for country, Colorado in particular

From the Owl editorial board Tuesday’s government shutdown due to Congress’ inability to compromise on the implementation of the Affordable Care Act in this year’s federal budget has come as a hard cost to many Americans, Coloradoans in particular. The … Continue reading

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Opinion: A diplomatic debacle with no happy ending underscores question of what international community should do about crisis in Syria

By Cory Waltrip, editor-in-chief I have a nasty, aching feeling in the bottom of my stomach that chemical weapons may just be the start of an ever-growing international crisis in Syria. British intelligence is saying that they have limited evidence … Continue reading

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Opinion: How high is too high?

By Lake Brant, staff writer After the passage of Amendment 64, which legalized marijuana in quantities under one ounce for Colorado citizens over 21 years old, the Colorado House Judiciary Committee has decided to define how high is too high … Continue reading

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Editorial: It might finally be possible to bridge the colossal partisan divide on immigration reform

It’s about time. Immigration reform is what we need, and it is hopefully what we will get in the upcoming year. For too long we  have denied rightful citizens a path to citizenship; for too long have we restricted entry … Continue reading

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Boulder High students voice opposition to proposal that allows teachers to possess firearms at school

By Jayden Simelda-Longe, staff writer Although many ideas have been proposed and considered during the current debate over gun control sparked by the tragedy at Sandy Hook, one of the most controversial suggestions for public-school safety has been to allow, … Continue reading

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With passage of Amendment 64, Colorado becomes one of two states to legalize recreational marijuana use

By Chandler Baker & Keile Kropf, staff writers Following last fall’s election as many Americans celebrated Barack Obama’s re-election, Colorado made history in the passing of Amendment 64. The amendment sought to allow individuals to possess and grow marijuana for … Continue reading

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Opinion: Egypt’s proposed constitution leads down a dangerous path we have seen before

By Cory Waltrip, editor-in-chief Establishing a true democracy is a slow process. We can see countless examples of this in world history, and we are seeing it again as new governments are being formed across the Arab world as a … Continue reading

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Opinion: The American political system is drowning in money, lies, deceit

By Cory Waltrip, editor-in-chief I used to be excited about the political process, about being 18 and being able to vote. Now, I hate it. I’ve realized how demented and manufactured the “advanced” American political system that we proclaim to … Continue reading

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Owl Poll: The 2012 Presidential Election

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As 2012 presidential election approaches, political views, choices abound among Boulder High student body

By Cory Waltrip, editor-in-chief As the election approaches next Tuesday, students are gearing up for what is sure to be a razor-close decision with polls putting Democratic incumbent President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney in a virtual deadlock. … Continue reading

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