Column: Blood Moon ushers in the stupid

04/17/2014 06:44 PM MDT
The Blood Moon on Monday night might have brought on the apocalypse, because a rash of stupidity in politics seems to have infected this great land of ours. 
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Column: Understanding our divisions
04/17/2014 06:43 PM MDT - WASHINGTON -- In a 2006 interview, Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer said the Constitution is "basically about" one word -- "democracy" -- that appears in neither that document nor the Declaration of Independence. Full Story

Column: Erasing the race card
04/16/2014 03:39 PM MDT - WASHINGTON -- One approaches the race fray with trepidation, but here we go, tippy-toe. The race cards have been flying so fast and furious lately, one can hardly tell the kings from the queens. Full Story

Column: Fall of the House of Bush?
04/16/2014 03:38 PM MDT - Are hard-line Republican conservatives about to implement their own version of political entitlement reform? Full Story

Column: The right to buy an election
04/15/2014 07:16 PM MDT - If you believe money is speech, corporations are people, and the wealthiest 1 percent are a persecuted minority, then you will love the recent Supreme Court decision on campaign finance (McCutcheon v. Full Story

Energy Column: Was stopping Nevada's fracking rush behind the Bundy Showdown?
04/15/2014 07:15 PM MDT - The story of rancher Cliven Bundy has supporters from across the West. An Associated Press report describes Bundy's battle this way: "The current showdown pits rancher Cliven Bundy's claims of ancestral rights to graze his cows on open range against federal claims that the cattle are trespassing on arid and fragile habitat of the endangered desert tortoise. Full Story

COLUMN: Pet Poison Helpline releases list of top 10 toxins for dogs and cats
04/15/2014 06:29 PM MDT - The veterinarians and toxicology experts at Pet Poison Helpline have released their top 10 list of household items that generated the most poison consultations for dogs and cats in 2013. Full Story

Column: If education is a Civil Right, who are the good guys?
04/14/2014 11:28 AM MDT - At the Civil Rights Summit celebrating the Civil Rights Act's 50th birthday, everyone agreed that equal opportunity to education was a civil right. Full Story

Column: Kerry's folly, Chapter 3
04/14/2014 11:27 AM MDT - When has a secretary of state been involved in so many disastrous, self-initiated negotiations? First, John Kerry convenes - against all advice and holding no cards - Geneva negotiations to resolve the Syria conflict and supposedly remove Bashar al-Assad from power. Full Story

Column: Us 'n' them: Reflections on West Texas
04/12/2014 12:08 PM MDT - Texans fascinate me. It's not an uncritical admiration, but I can't help looking across the border and wondering why they zoom out of the recession while we in New Mexico spin our wheels. Full Story

This opera singer treated Paris commuters to a surprise performance

At times, opera singer Christophe Ménager likes to treat commuters in the Paris metro to a performance. In this comedic piece of opera, he clearly enjoys singing to passers-by. Full Story
Gmail makes sending mobile photos easier

Now, you can insert an assortment of pictures or photo albums directly into email, resize them within the message and make sharing with friends and family less of a time-consuming process overall. Full Story
'Bears': Survival is the bare necessity (review)

Wildlife documentary pros Alastair Fothergill and Keith Scholey follow their well-established format of anthropomorphizing animals with human names, motivations and emotions, while still providing educational information and visuals so stunning, you'll wonder how they were shot. Full Story