Opinion

Give ’em hell, Mike

Michael Bennet, one of our favorite Colorado senators, made a fine if sputtering bid for attention in the Democratic primary contest for the 2020 presidential nomination earlier this year. He has...

DATE: Dec. 12, 2019 | CATEGORY: Editorials

All that glitters

One hundred and sixty years ago, European-Americans flooded west of the Mississippi for the first time, to the Pikes Peak Gold Rush. They established Denver and fed the fleeting myth of the West as...

DATE: Dec. 9, 2019 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Sad anniversary

Forty years ago in Iran, a few young people got together and thought it would be a good idea to seize and occupy a foreign embassy, to show their support for the revolution that had just brought a...

DATE: Dec. 5, 2019 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Smart pet tricks

The first U.S. National Championship tennis tournament took place in 1881 on grass in Newport, Rhode Island. Dick Sears, a Harvard student who had picked up the game two years before, won the...

DATE: Dec. 2, 2019 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Goodbye, again

With the recent announcement that Coors is moving its headquarters from Denver to Chicago, there was another end, or the middle of the end, to the brewery’s long saga with Colorado and the West. Of...

DATE: Nov. 28, 2019 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Thank Sarah Hale

Days of thanksgiving have been celebrated in North America going back at least to the 17th century, and almost certainly before that. The Thanksgiving we celebrate in modern times, however, really...

DATE: Nov. 25, 2019 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Who came first

Living in the present is all well and good – not for nothing did the psychologist Richard Alpert become famous as the guru Ram Dass with the motto, “Be Here Now” – but human animals also have the...

DATE: Nov. 21, 2019 | CATEGORY: Editorials

The green light

Aldo Leopold was a fascinating cat. He took the time to look at things and reflect. A descendant of German immigrants, Leopold grew up roaming in Iowa woods and in time was graduated from the...

DATE: Nov. 18, 2019 | CATEGORY: Editorials

This is enlightened

The political problem of abortion in America can seem like a frustrating series of what-ifs that lead to unexpected places. In light of Colorado’s success with a fraught subject, we have been...

DATE: Nov. 14, 2019 | CATEGORY: Editorials

The economy, stupid

Here is some terrific news: The U.S. economy could hum along nicely between now and Nov. 3, 2020, at least from the perspective of anyone who owns stocks, has a 401K, is a PERA beneficiary, owns...

DATE: Nov. 11, 2019 | CATEGORY: Editorials

That’s not funny!

The Babylon Bee is a satirical website, not unlike The Onion (“America’s Finest News Source”); The Bee produces a steady stream of work and some of it is funny. What both sites parody foremost is...

DATE: Nov. 7, 2019 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Can’t quit you, babe

Facebook is the darnedest place. We assume you know what we mean. Approximately 170 million people just in the U.S. will use it this year. That’s more than half the country’s population. It’s...

DATE: Nov. 4, 2019 | CATEGORY: Editorials

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