We are entering the end of the beginning of presidential primary season, which is something like a qualifying tournament for places in another qualifying tournament for a spot in the championships....
DATE: Jan. 9, 2020 |
Watching the new Amazon movie “The Report,” which is streaming online, is an unusually painless way to discharge some of your civic duty. It is a dry and able dramatization of the life of a Senate...
DATE: Jan. 7, 2020 |
Only Congress can make laws, and it has the even greater power of the purse, to pay for them. Everything else is basically reserved to the executive. Logically, if a president cannot spend money,...
DATE: Jan. 2, 2020 |
R ecently, on the heels of the release of a new U.N. report on emissions and climate change, host Rachel Martin had a climate policy expert, Elliot Diringer, on NPR’s Morning Edition. Diringer...
DATE: Dec. 30, 2019 |
One of the things that has us scratching our heads lately is that so little attention has been paid to the quincentennial of the conquest of Mexico. Five hundred years is an auspiciously long and...
DATE: Dec. 26, 2019 |
In the Democratic primary race for U.S. Senate in Colorado, to see who will have the opportunity to take on the incumbent, Republican Cory Gardner, in 2020, former Gov. John Hickenlooper has been...
DATE: Dec. 23, 2019 |
When God made Dolly Parton, she broke the mold. A singer-songwriter with a lush voice and a sharp style, Parton notched the biggest hit of all time sung by another: “I Will Always Love You.”...
DATE: Dec. 19, 2019 |
On Nov. 5, when former Attorney General Jeff Sessions was scheduled to give a lecture on the Evanston campus of Northwestern University in Illinois on “The Real Meaning of the Trump Agenda,”...
DATE: Dec. 16, 2019 |
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 |
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 |
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 |
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 |
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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