The word “propaganda” is not as modern as it sounds. It first pops up as Church Latin in 1622, naming a mission to spread the faith in non-Catholic countries. That is consistent with its modern...
DATE: Feb. 20, 2020 |
The first time we bumped into the term “rewilding,” our thoughts were, “Hubris?” and then “Jurassic Park!” The term, which seems to date to the 1990s, is actually more modest than that. It refers...
DATE: Feb. 17, 2020 |
Americans and much of the world have been treated lately to the specter of war and the theater of brinkmanship. There also have been seemingly no end of experts on the Mideast who tell us things...
DATE: Feb. 13, 2020 |
Robert Frost once wrote a very short poem: We dance round in a ring and suppose, But the Secret sits in the middle and knows. This is worth remembering as we look at the Colorado electorate and...
DATE: Feb. 10, 2020 |
One would think we all would have had enough of fake news by now, but to hear some purveyors tell it, the need for it has grown along with the fake news, and making more of it is urgent if we are...
DATE: Feb. 6, 2020 |
One of the things that puzzles us is the confusion we sometimes see over the word “entitlement.” This fuzziness should not exist. “Entitlement” is not a term of art, such as lawyers sometimes use...
DATE: Feb. 3, 2020 |
The National Law Center on Homelessness & Poverty, a D.C.-based nonprofit which calls itself the only national legal group dedicated to ending and preventing homelessness, recently released an...
DATE: Jan. 30, 2020 |
There is a branch of fiction and history, counter-factual history, in which we rerun historical events while changing key variables, such as who won World War II. That was the general outline of...
DATE: Jan. 27, 2020 |
In 1946, the future Nobel laureate economist Milton Friedman was in his first year on the faculty of the University of Chicago and had just co-authored a pamphlet attacking rent controls, “Roofs or...
DATE: Jan. 23, 2020 |
We were hiking once just outside Anchorage, Alaska, skirting the Chugach Mountains as we circled a valley in the early afternoon. From the woods on our far side, we heard one, and then two and...
DATE: Jan. 20, 2020 |
Only one elected president has been impeached, and tried in the Senate: Bill Clinton. With the Senate on the verge of trying President Donald Trump, it is worth looking anew at the Clinton case to...
DATE: Jan. 16, 2020 |
We were driving one evening on the lip of a mesa in northern New Mexico, above Medanales and the Chama River, when we were struck by the silhouette of a fine coyote. He was standing with his back...
DATE: Jan. 13, 2020 |
Life under order to shelter in place.
The Durango community showed their love during the memoriall for the professional cyclist Benjamin Sonntag on Saturday.
Ignacio boys and girls basketball teams win their championship games against Mancos and Rocky Ford High Schools.
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