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Sen. Bernie Sanders misses bottom line

Sen. Bernie Sanders has repeatedly claimed that 1 in 5 seniors "live on an average income of $7,600 a year." The reality is not quite so shocking. After FactCheck inquired, the expert who...

DATE: July 7, 2015 | CATEGORY: MT - Columnists

Obama strays from facts on health care

Reaction to the Supreme Court's ruling in favor of the administration in the latest challenge to the Affordable Care Act was swift - and included comments that strayed from the facts. President...

DATE: June 30, 2015 | CATEGORY: MT - Columnists

Stewards of the Land Rains don't mean end of wildfires

The recent spring rains may lull you into thinking there won't be much of a fire season. And there may not be - this summer. But fast forward to next June and think about how much more fuel is on...

DATE: June 30, 2015 | CATEGORY: MT - Columnists

Love lights at the Lemmon in 1891

The subject of my column this week is the Kelly family. Charles Brinton Kelly was born in Bucyrus, Ohio, on April 28, 1857. He was the youngest of 10 children. He was 30 years old when he came to...

DATE: June 30, 2015 | CATEGORY: MT - Columnists

Fact Check Roesslers have roots in mercantile

I am writing about the Roessler families this week. John Roessler was born in 1871 and married Flora Wagner in 1906. He had a farm implement and feed store near the train depot. (When I could...

DATE: June 23, 2015 | CATEGORY: MT - Columnists

Fact Check Carly for America misleads on Clinton Foundation

Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina says that "so little" of the charitable donations to the Clinton Foundation "actually go to charitable works" - a figure Carly for America later put...

DATE: June 23, 2015 | CATEGORY: MT - Columnists

George Conrad Bauer: A stranger succeeds in a strange land

My column this week will be largely about George Conrad Bauer. George Conrad Bauer was born at Siegen, Prussia in East Germany in July 1848. He immigrated to the United States in 1865. He came west...

DATE: June 16, 2015 | CATEGORY: MT - Columnists

Hillary Clinton in mostly truthful moments; Chris Christie ... not

In a speech calling for an expansion of voting rights, Hillary Clinton attacked what she described as efforts to restrict voting by Republican governors who also are potential presidential...

DATE: June 16, 2015 | CATEGORY: MT - Columnists

The Wagners' German heritage and Civil War legacy

I will write about the Wagner families this week. Francis Herman Wagner was born in December 1840 in Germany. When he came to America, he enlisted in the Union Army. His regiment captured the man...

DATE: June 9, 2015 | CATEGORY: MT - Columnists

Another fracking spin fro EPA; Huckabee protects SocSec from Bush

The Environmental Protection Agency released the draft of a long-awaited study on the potential impacts of hydraulic fracturing - or fracking - for natural gas on drinking water. Individuals on...

DATE: June 9, 2015 | CATEGORY: MT - Columnists

Walking on the moon, raining in Mancos

Neil Armstrong walked on the moon on July 21, 1969. I wondered what the Mancos Times-Tribune had to say about that historical event, but I found there was no mention of it in the July 24 nor the...

DATE: June 2, 2015 | CATEGORY: MT - Columnists

Huckabee's court challenge; and those lingering terrorists

Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee: "The Supreme Court can't overrule the other two" branches of government. The courts have the power of judicial review. This means they can rule on the...

DATE: June 2, 2015 | CATEGORY: MT - Columnists

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