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

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

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