Opinion

Show me a hero

It has been very hard to miss New York Governor Andrew Cuomo over the last several weeks of the pandemic, for several excellent reasons. The packed New York City area quickly and frighteningly has...

DATE: April 9, 2020 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Plague Journal

We were listening to NPR the other morning when, following two hours of its flagship news program, which seemed to be almost entirely devoted to COVID-19, it aired a special, weekly one-hour...

DATE: April 6, 2020 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Plague Journal

This allegedly has been the time of taking the virus seriously in our corner of the world, or more seriously. But it is just not in our nature to believe what we are told at first blush and move in...

DATE: March 30, 2020 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Ranching right

Back in late October 2019 – which now seems an awfully long time ago – we told you about the Leopold Conservation Award, which annually honors landowners in Colorado and 19 other states. Now the...

DATE: March 26, 2020 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Teach who you can

It’s too soon to know how as Americans or humans we are going to get through this pandemic when we are not at the end of the beginning; when one after another shops and businesses shutter, state...

DATE: March 23, 2020 | CATEGORY: Editorials

The big repeal

In 1757, Benjamin Franklin – newspaperman, inventor, Freemason and more – was sent to England by the Pennsylvania Assembly to lobby for the colony. He was sent to protest the machinations of the...

DATE: March 19, 2020 | CATEGORY: Editorials

It’s not all rigged

One can measure the influence of Edmund Burke, the 18th century Irish statesman and philosopher, by his having been claimed as an original or classical liberal as well as the archetypal...

DATE: March 16, 2020 | CATEGORY: Editorials

So long, Elizabeth

Dear Elizabeth Warren: When we heard the news last Thursday morning, even though we knew this was coming, we felt a little gutted, not for your presidential candidacy falling so short but because...

DATE: March 12, 2020 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Good form

One of the things people often get wrong about Robert Frost is assuming he was a New Englander. He was a Californian, which is useful to keep in mind when you suppose what you are seeing in his...

DATE: March 9, 2020 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Speaking of how not to handle a virus ...

Our politics and our pandemic have had some unfortunate overlap, not least of which is Democrats and Republicans trading charges of politicizing all responses to the coronavirus – which perhaps...

DATE: March 5, 2020 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Not so super

Looking at Super Tuesday in the hard light of Wednesday morning, our first thought was Democrats might want to consider stocking up on canned goods for the long slog until June or November, or even...

DATE: March 5, 2020 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Read all over

We would be remiss, especially now, when the Democratic Party is poised to go farther left than it has been before, if we did not observe the 172nd birthday of the “Communist Manifesto,” published...

DATE: March 2, 2020 | CATEGORY: Editorials

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