PR problem: Liberalism needs help

Damon Linker posted an intriguing column recently at The Week. Its argument: “Democracy isn’t dying. Liberalism is.” The world may be entering an era of anti-liberalism achieved by largely...

DATE: June 13, 2019 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Huge green deal: Sen. Bennet’s plan

Colorado Senator and now Democratic presidential candidate Michael Bennet unveiled his proposal to address climate change recently and it is a sign of the times. What got headlines is Bennet’s vow...

DATE: June 13, 2019 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Media laws

It is sometimes fun to pretend we can take our problems to James Madison, and say, “James, the president is calling the press the enemy of the people again,” or, “Jimmy, people are being sued for...

DATE: June 10, 2019 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Biologist goes bad:

Who knew a bobcat was worth so little? Recently, a U.S. Fish and Wildlife biologist pleaded guilty in Grand Junction federal court to a felony charge that he transported a pelt from a cat taken in...

DATE: June 6, 2019 | CATEGORY: Editorials

We get why, Alabama – but should the messenger be our secretary of state?

Several weeks ago, the news media was consumed with Alabama adopting an anti-abortion law. Then we saw that Jena Griswold, the Colorado secretary of state, responded, as secretary of state, by...

DATE: June 6, 2019 | CATEGORY: Editorials

It’s us, bear: Brilliant new book shows toll on grizzlies

More than 2,000 coyotes live in Chicago. Most of them, slinking through alleys at night, roaming parks, are never seen by humans. Black bears are like that. Often they have adapted to living in...

DATE: June 3, 2019 | CATEGORY: Editorials

One step forward

Democrats in charge in both houses and in the governor’s mansion and an increase in tax revenues from a healthy economy moved the state ahead in the legislative session completed at the beginning...

DATE: May 30, 2019 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Here they are

In the early hours of a Monday morning several weeks ago, several dozen people who came to the southern border of the U.S. as families seeking asylum arrived at the Greyhound bus station in...

DATE: May 27, 2019 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Not one blanket: Denver sees huge support for homeless bans

We have said and more often been told that if places in Southwest Colorado want to pursue solutions to homelessness, rather than try and fail to reinvent the wheel, we should look to cities with...

DATE: May 27, 2019 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Spy birds: A vulture gets snared in Yemen’s civil war

We were minding our business the other day when we heard about Nelson, a griffon vulture that was arrested in Yemen. It is not every day that non-human animals are arrested. On the man-bites-dog...

DATE: May 23, 2019 | CATEGORY: Editorials

It’s just country: And it’s all good

Who are the great country music artists? Merle Haggard and Loretta Lynn, of course, but there are three other names that belong in the canon who seldom get roped in: Jerry Lee Lewis, Charlie Rich...

DATE: May 20, 2019 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Convention centers

For the Montezuma County commissioners to offer to undertake the construction of a convention center at the county fairgrounds east of Cortez is an auspicious step in county-city cooperation on...

DATE: May 16, 2019 | CATEGORY: Editorials

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