Opinion

Brat lion’s OK

W e lead circumspect lives on the whole or so we endeavor, and we must say, people sure are funny over in Walsenburg – a few of them, anyway. Perhaps we should back up: We have nothing against...

DATE: July 4, 2019 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Be free

In their new settlement of Marietta on the bank of the Ohio River, investors in the Ohio Company celebrated the Fourth of July in 1788 with “a spread of food and drink in ample quantity.” Punch and...

DATE: July 1, 2019 | CATEGORY: Editorials

To markets we go

With the first televised debates behind us, the field for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination is set at 20 candidates , from Colorado’s Michael Bennet to New York’s Andrew Yang. In...

DATE: June 27, 2019 | CATEGORY: Editorials

If you build it

If the people of the Front Range want to tax themselves to study and build passenger rail, we will wave fondly up to them and wish them luck. Down here, this is a win-win proposition. The Colorado...

DATE: June 24, 2019 | CATEGORY: Editorials

I’m a Democrat!

Ages ago, when we looked at the 2018 race for Colorado’s 3rd Congressional District, Diane Mitsch Bush, the Democrat from Steamboat Springs, was challenging Scott Tipton, the Republican incumbent...

DATE: June 24, 2019 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Too American

Once, not so long ago, Americans got in the habit of seeing their times as the American Century. It denoted the period from the end of World War II, when the U.S. emerged as a superpower, and was...

DATE: June 20, 2019 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Craftsman: Historian Robert Caro in the home stretch

Robert Caro, the 83-year-old author, is renowned for how hard he works, how deeply he researches, how carefully he layers sentences, paragraphs and epic-length histories – yet he had completed just...

DATE: June 17, 2019 | CATEGORY: Editorials

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

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