Not to be deterred – because really, what is there to deter a party when it has majorities in both houses of the state Legislature, if it is neither rain nor heat nor gloom of night, nor a rabid...
DATE: May 12, 2020 |
Almost exactly two decades have passed since heavily armed agents of the Border Patrol’s SWAT team entered a Miami home in the pre-dawn hours of Easter Eve and seized 6-year-old Elián González from...
DATE: May 5, 2020 |
It is probably fair to say this has been a difficult time for journalists trying to cover the coronavirus across the country as well as in the other parts of the world where there is a reasonably...
DATE: April 28, 2020 |
The mysterious coronavirus has already taken many things from us, or we have taken them from ourselves in the belief this is the best way to fight a ghost. And we are missing many of them, from...
DATE: April 21, 2020 |
We used to think of campaign finance as a Rube Goldberg machine in which lobbyists and just folks gave money to a candidate, let’s say for the U.S. Senate, to fund a run for office because he would...
DATE: April 14, 2020 |
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 |
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 |
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 |
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 |
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 |
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 |
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 |
The 42-foot-tall Benchmark Lookout Tower serves as a home and an early detection system for wildfire activity northwest of Dolores.
From hot summer days to a wave of wildfire smoke and a cold blast from Canada, last week brought topsy-turvy weather to Southwest Colorado.
Snow from recent storms covers the mountains north of Durango.
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