Opinion

Are we a state?: Denver looks for national alignment

Before the 2018 midterm elections, Colorado was thought to be a purple state, with divided party control of the governorship and the two branches of the Legislature. After, it became one of 14...

DATE: Feb. 11, 2019 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Short circuit: Renewable power must face obstacles

There is a battle brewing in Wisconsin that could have lessons for anyone who cares about the future of renewable energy and combating climate change. Until now, much of the discussion about these...

DATE: Feb. 7, 2019 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Mr. Bennet in D.C.: He outdid himself and addressed a thirsty nation

One must have a heart of stone to have heard Michael Bennet on the floor of the Senate two weeks ago without wondering whether this, at last, could be the kind of leadership the country has been...

DATE: Feb. 5, 2019 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Forecast cloudy: Shutdown made predictions worse

Weather forecasting got worse because of the government shutdown, from Durango to Dallas, Cortez to Cincinnati. You might have noticed that already, although the connection has been purposefully...

DATE: Jan. 31, 2019 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Food fight: The president seeks the last mouthful

The 2019 Trump State of the Union takes place at the Clemson University stadium in South Carolina, on a stage in the end zone. Isn’t this terrific? This is terrific. I would so much prefer to be...

DATE: Jan. 29, 2019 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Elizabeth Warren: Is she what 2020 needs?

On the last day of 2018, we and many others got an email from Elizabeth Warren: “I never in a zillion years thought I was going to run for office,” she said, by way of saying she would launch an...

DATE: Jan. 21, 2019 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Minister of hate: Why can’t national Women’s March leaders quit him?

There is a controversy brewing at the The University of North Carolina Asheville, which has invited Tamika Mallory to be the keynote speaker Jan. 24 for its annual Martin Luther King Jr. Week....

DATE: Jan. 17, 2019 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Some justice

Federal prison inmates number about 180,000, a small portion of the total of 2.1 million individuals in U.S. jails and prisons. And while criminal justice statutes differ greatly among states, what...

DATE: Jan. 14, 2019 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Staggering, stupid

We were walking one winter morning in the Bear Creek dog park in Colorado Springs, a fine, sprawling place to give to dogs and their human companions, when we came upon the body of a big, headless...

DATE: Jan. 10, 2019 | CATEGORY: Editorials

It was just a song

The author Robert Kaplan sharply made the case for withdrawing American troops from Afghanistan, in The New York Times the other day. Part of his argument is that the Taliban, the Sunni Islamic...

DATE: Jan. 7, 2019 | CATEGORY: Editorials

They went West

The U.S. Census Bureau released new data last week showing that Colorado, with an increase of 79,662 residents in the past year, was the seventh-fastest growing state in that time. From July 2017...

DATE: Jan. 3, 2019 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Free money

In 1966, sociology professors Richard Cloward and Frances Fox Piven wrote an article for The Nation magazine contending that many people eligible for welfare were not getting money from the U.S....

DATE: Dec. 31, 2018 | CATEGORY: Editorials

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