Opinion

Elvis lives

On Aug. 16, 1977, Elvis Presley suddenly died, and now, in retrospect, the way Americans and the world absorbed that news says something about us that just may be enduring. By 1977, Elvis as...

DATE: Sept. 19, 2019 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Boycott everything

Recently, the Trump administration was said to have “fired back” at Democrats “amid reports that they may be planning retaliatory moves in Congress.” These would be against the U.S. ambassador to...

DATE: Sept. 16, 2019 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Still on that line

It’s not true there had never been anything like it before. Fifty years ago, when “Wichita Lineman” was certified gold – the hit version of the song, the one sung by Glen Campbell – it was one of a...

DATE: Sept. 12, 2019 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Good old Joe

Joe Biden was justly praised for a speech he gave on the campaign trail in Iowa recently. He tried to take up the threads of all that had transpired in America in the days before. It was, he said,...

DATE: Sept. 9, 2019 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Ginsburg redux

Recovering Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg gave a whirlwind round of talks and interviews recently, acting like someone with something to promote. In this case, it appears to be, not the...

DATE: Sept. 5, 2019 | CATEGORY: Editorials

A second chance

A victim’s outrage, or a family’s outrage, usually is part and parcel of a sentencing hearing for a guilty person who caused excessive harm. For good reasons there is usually an outpouring of anger...

DATE: Sept. 2, 2019 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Bennet’s book

In his new book, “The Land of Flickering Lights: Restoring America in an Age of Broken Politics,” Colorado’s Sen. Michael Bennet relates five situations he experienced first-hand of “Washington’s...

DATE: Aug. 29, 2019 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Get rich quick

A correspondent from Carbondale called our attention to the Colorado Public Employees Retirement Association’s investment in the GEO Group, which operates private prisons. Then the Colorado...

DATE: Aug. 22, 2019 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Left and right fight for authenticity with words, voices and tweets

Words matter,” said Congressman Joaquin Castro on his website recently, as he introduced his bill which would strike the word “alien” in the Immigration and Nationality Act and replace it with...

DATE: Aug. 19, 2019 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Giving it a shot

We are not giving away secrets to say Thomas Jefferson was a peculiar man. His faults today are as well known as his virtues; both are ample. On the plus side of the ledger, he was the nearest...

DATE: Aug. 15, 2019 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Colorado ICE protests mirrored Trump’s bluster

In advance of the Immigration and Customs Enforcement actions that were supposed to take place in multiple cities across the U.S., including Denver, last month, more than 2,000 protesters marched...

DATE: Aug. 12, 2019 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Border deal

SOMEWHERE IN IOWA – As the race for the 2020 Democratic nomination tightens, one imaginary candidate sees a way to break from the pack and calls a press conference at a Des Moines Holiday Inn....

DATE: Aug. 8, 2019 | CATEGORY: Editorials

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