Paula Noonan

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Paula Noonan owns Colorado Capitol Watch, the state’s premier legislature tracking platform.

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Paula Noonan: "The order of the West is that your personal freedom stops where my personal freedom begins. That’s a rudimentary philosophy but serviceable in today’s circumstances. It implies that there’s a principle of cooperation between the two freedoms."

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Paula Noonan: "History doesn’t just repeat itself. It repeats the repeat, from England to Russia to us. It’s easy to hurl rotten tomatoes President Biden’s way for our ignominious retreat from that country located deep in Central Asia. But other presidents, the one who got us into Afghanistan in the first place, and two others who left it to the next guy to do the final deed, in addition to multiple secretaries of defense and military generals, should be locked with Biden right now in the metaphorical stocks, on the receiving side of the putrid fruits hurled by the madding press and unaccountable politicians at our current American leader."

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Paula Noonan: "The drought is now so significant that the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation has recently issued a Tier 1 warning to the compact states. The warning comes from the impact on Lake Mead reservoir of less water moving through the river from the upper states to the lower states."

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Paula Noonan: "So the Air Pollution control staff at the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) says our air quality is getting better. Just because you smell better than a dead fish doesn’t mean you smell good."

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Paula Noonan: "A question for critical race theory antagonists is this: If these issues are not addressed at some point in a student’s public education, how can the country expect the nation’s future to bend toward equality, equity, and justice for all?"

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Paula Noonan: "Tiny smoke bits are damaging lungs and burning eyes. The ozone poison created by volatile organic chemicals (VOCs) and heat makes breathing hard and coughing inevitable. Are headaches and sore throats and tight chests a result of a COVID infection or bad air? That’s what we Coloradans are facing this July, and probably August, September, and October."

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Paula Noonan: "There’s no getting around it. It’s the intersection of the negative impacts of racism and discrimination and the positive ideals of freedom and equality that makes our history exceptional. After all, this nation declares that we seek to form a more perfect union."

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