Kinds of mayor: How strong should she be?

We were joking the other day that we ought to keep calling Pete Buttigieg “Mayor Pete” even after he wins the presidency in 2020. The mayor of South Bend, Indiana has attracted attention for his...

DATE: April 15, 2019 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Net neutrality: Colorado gets it

There was a Depression-era sign we saw once, in a photograph of a gas station. It said, “Free air – It’s your country, don’t let the big boys take it away from you.” We admired the simplicity,...

DATE: April 11, 2019 | CATEGORY: Editorials

The Great Gatsby at 94

In 1922, F. Scott Fitzgerald, his wife Zelda and their baby girl Scottie moved to Great Neck, a peninsula on the North Shore of Long Island, New York. It was farm country then, becoming railroad...

DATE: April 8, 2019 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Flummoxed: The southern border is out of control

Who said children who cross the U.S. border from the south should be deported as quickly as possible? Who said, “We have to send a clear message that just because your child gets across the border,...

DATE: April 4, 2019 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Long, strange trip: Four years ago, it was all the different – or was it?

One of the great things about the study of animal intelligence is that it is an unending pageant of discovery. Every attribute we thought was uniquely human, from language to tools and thinking to...

DATE: April 1, 2019 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Our bad: Mueller report makes Democrats, news media look unwell

No one gets vindicated, not in this world and not in our politics – that is our first takeaway as the dust slowly settles from Attorney General William Barr’s summary of the final report of Special...

DATE: March 28, 2019 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Stop that racket: Partisan squabbling in Denver degenerates

Last Tuesday, Coloradans discovered there was someone in state government who has a modicum of common sense. We are referring not to a legislator but to Colorado District Judge David Goldberg,...

DATE: March 25, 2019 | CATEGORY: Editorials

In bed with Fred: A long-departed dog could tell you about dissent

It sometimes seems as though everything is on the internet. If you suspect you might have an obscure disease, you need only Google to discover that it is not obscure at all, although whether or not...

DATE: March 21, 2019 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Intolerance in Montezuma and La Plata counties

Not being able to stand intolerance is probably a conundrum that predates organized religion, even human language. This appears equally true today when it comes to base bigotry such as racism and...

DATE: March 18, 2019 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Hold your fire: Democrats could fix this red-flag bill

Colorado’s so-called red-flag gun bill – HB19 , Extreme Risk Protection Orders – feels tailor-made to divide a state such as Colorado, which has seen both its share of high-profile mass shootings...

DATE: March 14, 2019 | CATEGORY: Editorials

To the barricades: Blue states, including ours, take on Trump

On Presidents Day, Colorado’s recently elected attorney general, Phil Weiser, sued President Donald Trump on behalf of Colorado, saying Trump’s declaration of a national emergency along the...

DATE: March 11, 2019 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Get that lion: The 26th president’s cougar fixation

Theodore Roosevelt was a force of nature, an accidental leader fitted to his times, a bred-in-the-bone Eastern elite whose heart was in an egalitarian West; a Republican radical feared by his...

DATE: March 7, 2019 | CATEGORY: Editorials

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