Quillen’s Corner: Are Politics Making Us Miserable?

By Martha Quillen

If you look at the big picture, the United States is doing very well. Per capita income is up, and murder rates, war deaths, and unemployment are down. But Americans are increasingly unhappy. The World Happiness Report (an independent project published annually by the U.N.) indicates the U.S. dropped from 14th place in 2017 to 18th in 2018.

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Quillen’s Corner: The Conflicts Within

By Martha Quillen

By October, I found myself thoroughly bewildered by conflicting viewpoints about Salida’s attorney, Ben Kahn. To hear local activists tell it, he is either terrific or incompetent, which put me in a wait and see mode. But then a candidate told me he thought getting rid of Kahn was an important objective, and I thought in that case I’d better re-evaluate some things before I vote.

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All ill wind that blows our way

Column by George Sibley

Power – May 2004 – Colorado Central Magazine

THE CITY OF GUNNISON is about to climb onto the “wind power” wagon, and I’m opposing it.

Huh? How can I be so retro as to be against renewable energy?

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