I’m just a Liberal from Muskogee

Mark Cohen Nederland In 1969, Merle Haggard’s first big hit was “Okie from Muskogee.” Conservatives loved the song because it was an ode to traditional American values. ...

Could Trump Be the GOP’s Savior?

Mark Cohen, Boulder.   There is still time left, but today it appears likely Hillary Clinton will crush Donald Trump in an electoral landslide. She may even win traditionally Republican ...

Cassius Clay hits Denver

Mark Cohen, Nederland.   On November 4, 1963, the world heavyweight champion was Charles “Sonny” Liston. Liston had a powerful build and an intimidating demeanor. He was a hard ...

An Open Letter to Bernie Supporters

Mark Cohen, Nederland.  Dear Bernie Supporters: I am one of you. I prefer Bernie to Hillary. I like his positions on the issues. I trust him more. I believe he would be a stronger ...

Diversions : How to Fight a Bear

Mark Cohen, Peak to Peak.  Editor’s Note: With the return of warm weather to the Peak-to-Peak area, the bears are out in abundance. Area residents must know what to do in a bear ...

Obama : Worst President Ever

Mark Cohen, Nederland.  Barack Hussein Obama is the worst President ever! I don’t even know where to begin. I guess I’ll begin this morning. Each morning for the past seven years, ...

The True Story of Dock Ellis

Mark Cohen, Nederland.  Dock Ellis was a pitcher for the Pittsburgh Pirates in the early 1970’s. A black man himself, he was outspoken on matters of race. He made no secret of his ...

Diversions : Both sides now

Mark Cohen, Nederland.  This is a true story. In April of 1993 I was going through an early midlife crisis. I was living in Omaha. I had joined the Air Force “to see the world” ...

A Palm Grows in Nederland?

Mark Cohen, Nederland.   The time has come. Let’s face it – Nederland winters are long and brutal. A little wind in October can make for a cozy evening, but by the time May rolls ...
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