President's tweet storms continue; evidence lacking

By Carole McWilliams Our so-called president was apparently feeling the need for a diversion last Saturday from the on-going drip-drip of news about his people's pre or post-election contacts with...

DATE: April 14, 2017 | COLUMN: View from the Boondocks

Millions will lose with Republican replacement of Obamacare

By Carole McWilliams Details are coming out about the Republican health care plan that would replace Obamacare. The prospect is millions of people who will lose health insurance, many of them...

DATE: March 24, 2017 | COLUMN: View from the Boondocks

Will 2nd Amendment expression replace the 1st Amendment?

By Carole McWilliams Almost two months into the Trumpocalypse, things aren't looking real good for the First Amendment. Part of that is freedom of the press. Reminiscent of various dictators, our...

DATE: March 20, 2017 | COLUMN: View from the Boondocks

EPA is now Environmental Predation Agency

By Carole McWilliams Over considerable opposition from Americans concerned about the future of our environment and from many current and former Environmental Protection Agency staffers, U.S. Senate...

DATE: March 6, 2017 | COLUMN: View from the Boondocks

There's a reason for constitutional checks and balances

By Carole McWilliams We seriously need some constitutional experts to give a primer to our so-called president and his minions after Himself's verbal attacks on individual federal judges -...

DATE: March 6, 2017 | COLUMN: View from the Boondocks

If you are ever going to need health care, pay attention

By Carole McWilliams It's time to pull away from the unfolding Trumpocalypse for a bit and see what Congress (remember them?) is up to. Most congressional Republicans seem happy to look the other...

DATE: March 6, 2017 | COLUMN: View from the Boondocks

Presidential immigration decree stirs dissent

By Carole McWilliams His Awesomeness has been very busy issuing imperial decrees since his Jan. 20 coronation. The one getting the most attention and heated response shut down immigration from...

DATE: March 6, 2017 | COLUMN: View from the Boondocks

Size definitely matters to our new president

By Carole McWilliams The good news about the Jan. 20 coronation of His Imperial Awesomeness is that once again, America had a peaceful transfer of power, despite the nastiness of the presidential...

DATE: March 6, 2017 | COLUMN: View from the Boondocks

It's time to examine what America stands for

By Carole McWilliams Times columnist With today's coronation of Himself as our new ruler for real, our nation enters a "long dark night of the soul," an occasion for citizens to examine what they...

DATE: March 6, 2017 | COLUMN: View from the Boondocks

Winning trumps everything, including national interest

Everybody likes to win. Somewhere in grade school, children learn that they don't get to win all the time. Some don't get over the idea that they should, as an entitlement. Unfortunately, our...

DATE: March 6, 2017 | COLUMN: View from the Boondocks

Happy New Year? We can only hope

By Carole McWilliams We're almost two months past the Nov. 8 election and counting down the days until Himself is formally installed as our new ruler. We've seen no sign of Himself starting to act...

DATE: March 6, 2017 | COLUMN: View from the Boondocks

Holiday tree provides light and cheer in dark days

I got my Yule trees put up this past weekend, and mostly decorated. Our colleagues at the Durango Herald had an article last week on the comparative merits of real trees versus fake trees. I went...

DATE: Dec. 17, 2015 | COLUMN: View from the Boondocks

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