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QUIDNUNC: Pot heads in odd directions for Aurora

QUIDNUNC: Pot heads in odd directions for Aurora

Pot brownies won’t be allowed in the city limits because of a weird constitutional quirk where pot’s legal, bakeries are legal and cultivation centers are legal, but not all at the same time

PERRY: Spanking is just another wrong instance of adult hands on kids’ butts

PERRY: Spanking is just another wrong instance of adult hands on kids’ butts

My parents pretty much abandoned spankings as I grew older and chose, instead, to hang out in recliners in a coma of disbelief that one child could get into so much trouble, every day

DUPUY: Legitimizing Rape

DUPUY: Legitimizing Rape

Think I'm off? Thousands of students at Penn State rioted when Joe Paterno was fired as head coach after it was known he covered for Jerry Sandusky's prolific career as a child molester. They were not rioting because they were outraged Paterno had enabled eight children to be raped; they were outraged he was no longer going to be their school's coach

STAMPER BROWN: A President Gone Wild

STAMPER BROWN: A President Gone Wild

A good leader would have respected the will of the people and risen to the occasion by humbly rolling up his sleeves to join the team, including recalcitrant conservatives

REAGAN: Obamacare and Work Ethic

REAGAN: Obamacare and Work Ethic

Unless he adds convertibles and Mediterranean cruises to the list of things he thinks we all deserve but shouldn't have to pay for, the president's perverse theory of labor comes 60 years too late to do me any good.

QUIDNUNC: How to avoid an emergency lawsuit

QUIDNUNC: How to avoid an emergency lawsuit

Aurora’s most eligible bachelor and least likely to be elected gubernatorial candidate Jason Clark has been heard stumping speeches lately

PERRY — Mad math: State lawmakers say more guns in public schools will net fewer shootings

PERRY — Mad math: State lawmakers say more guns in public schools will net fewer shootings

So do you want your kid taking a chance in the hallway as gunfire erupts between Johnny Nutball and Dead-Eye Dan the Janitor? I didn’t think so. Do you want the shakiest gun in the west wing pointing her heater at the classroom door as everyone cowers in the back of the room only to shoot dead some poor kid who comes in looking for a place to hide?

PURCELL: For Valentine's Day - a Return to Romance

PURCELL: For Valentine’s Day – a Return to Romance

You see, ladies and gentlemen, we have let magazine publishers and advertisers beat us down for too long. They want us to feel fat, ugly and unwanted so that we will buy the lies, and the many useless products they advertise, to make ourselves feel better

JENSEN: Inequality Hurting Upward Mobility? Not So Much.

JENSEN: Inequality Hurting Upward Mobility? Not So Much.

The income gap between the richest of the rich and the poor is greater now than any time since the Roaring 20's while those born to the poorest 20 percent of households in 1986 have a slightly better chance of working their way to the top 20 percent that those born in 1971

DUPUY: Separate "Marriage" and State

DUPUY: Separate “Marriage” and State

Yes, for all you purists out there, the federal "gubmint" told the Mormons marriage was between one man and one woman and dangled statehood over their heads. Mormons (for the most part) complied