Opinion

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

Should putting wolves back in Colorado be a 2020 ballot question?

Living in Colorado sometimes feels like playing a game called Let’s Discover The Limits of Democracy. We approach every election with ballot propositions as a contest to see whether the will of the...

DATE: Aug. 1, 2019 | CATEGORY: Editorials

As bad as our immigration mess may be, let’s leave the Holocaust out of it

The internet has been aflame with people denouncing the inhumanity of conditions in which asylum-seeking families and unaccompanied minors were being held near the U.S. southern border and...

DATE: July 29, 2019 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Liberty preserved

The U.S. Supreme Court last month shored up free speech when it ruled the federal Department of Commerce could not regulate expression through the Patent and Trademark Office. This seems like...

DATE: July 29, 2019 | CATEGORY: Editorials

The panic over GMOs was overblown

In 2014, Colorado voters considered a proposition to label genetically modified foods where they were sold. Sixty-five percent said “no,” a crushing defeat for a progressive initiative in a purple...

DATE: July 25, 2019 | CATEGORY: Editorials

New study shows how wolves evolved to get our attention (and treats)

There is a fascinating study published recently in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, and we are grateful to The Atlantic for reporting so well on it, because the topic is so...

DATE: July 22, 2019 | CATEGORY: Editorials

That old magic: Bob Dylan is timelessly alive

One thing we always wondered: When Bob Dylan was growing up in the 1940s in Hibbing, Minnesota, in the home of his parents, Abe and Beatty Zimmerman, and one of his schoolmates had a birthday and...

DATE: July 18, 2019 | CATEGORY: Editorials

The past alive

Local history buffs are off and running in Montezuma County with a 4,800 square foot building near the center of Cortez and within sight of Main Street. It has been a goal for decades to have a...

DATE: July 15, 2019 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Democratic candidates talk – and talk – about climate change

We read an opinion piece in The New York Times recently entitled “The Democratic Party Is Trying to Downplay Climate Change. Don’t Let It.” What we have seen, in these early days of the Democratic...

DATE: July 11, 2019 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Send in the clown: When Germany gobbled Austria, there was more than one villain

W hen we pass through cataclysmic times such as the run-up to World War II, there are figures who become vivid for a while despite their dullness and then fade away. Every now and then it is worth...

DATE: July 8, 2019 | CATEGORY: Editorials

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