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State Sen. Don Coram is a different breed of politician. And we wish there were more like him. Not wedded to party doctrine, Coram keeps his interests in Denver aligned with those of the people in...

DATE: Oct. 8, 2018 | CATEGORY: Editorials

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Amendments Y and Z are separate measures proposing changes to the Colorado Constitution, but they should be considered as a matched set. If passed, the first would create a commission to redraw...

DATE: Oct. 4, 2018 | CATEGORY: Editorials

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There are some intriguing aspects to Amendment 73, which would add $1.6 billion to school spending statewide. For school districts, the consistent drop in the percentage applied to residential...

DATE: Oct. 1, 2018 | CATEGORY: Editorials

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There is a lot to like about the candidates running to be Colorado’s next attorney general. Both George Brauchler, the Republican, and Phil Weiser, the Democrat, bring impressive lists of relevant...

DATE: Sept. 26, 2018 | CATEGORY: Editorials

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Regents at-large Both major-party candidates for an at-large seat on the University of Colorado Board of Regents this year are well qualified for the post. We had the pleasure of interviewing the...

DATE: Sept. 20, 2018 | CATEGORY: Editorials

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The Journal begins a series of endorsements for the 2018 elections, covering all relevant state and local races and initiatives. Ballot initiative 173, referred by petition, is styled as “Campaign...

DATE: Sept. 18, 2018 | CATEGORY: Editorials

The Times called an audible and fumbled

When The New York Times published an anonymous opinion piece last week purporting to be written by a senior member of the Donald Trump administration and claiming that the author and others were...

DATE: Sept. 12, 2018 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Autumn comes a little sooner this year, and with a note of sadness

If you’ve been seeing the tinge of yellow on trees, signaling the end of summer, and wondering how the season escaped you, we have some news: It’s not just you. Fall color is coming on sooner this...

DATE: Sept. 10, 2018 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Feeling California

In 2012, under President Barack Obama, the Environmental Protection Agency set out to promulgate new and more ambitious standards for vehicle emissions. Written under the 1990 Clean Air Act, the...

DATE: Sept. 7, 2018 | CATEGORY: Editorials

McCain found his morality in prison, and kept it throughout his political career

John McCain’s years of captivity in Hanoi, where he was held by the North Vietnamese after his plane was hit by a missile, rightly became one of the centerpieces of his life. His resistance to his...

DATE: Sept. 3, 2018 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Congress should put partisanship aside and reauthorize the LWCF

It amazes us that the Land and Water Conservation Fund, a bedrock of our country’s dedication to acquiring and preserving public lands for more than 50 years, faces extinction at the end of...

DATE: Aug. 30, 2018 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Beset by extremism in our national politics, Colorado knows what to do

We’ve been thinking lately that we have underestimated Gov. John Hickenlooper, and that our “purple” Colorado – balanced between red and blue – could be wishing for his steady hand again one day...

DATE: Aug. 27, 2018 | CATEGORY: Editorials