Opinion

She’s a natural

We like playing sports, much better than we like watching most professional athletes, but we are always willing to make exceptions. This conforms with the tastes of a border collie of our...

DATE: Feb. 27, 2020 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Our inner K

In 1959, a mix-up resulted in the first state visit to the U.S. by a Russian or Soviet leader, and the first time one had set foot in the Western Hemisphere, when Nikita Khrushchev was accidentally...

DATE: Feb. 24, 2020 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Swallowing lies

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 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Rewilding

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 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Shame on who?

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 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Deep purple

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 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Our view: Democrats join the fake news biz

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 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Not just words

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 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Give him a chance

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 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Pence testifies

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 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Freer stuff

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 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Aaaaooooooh!

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 | CATEGORY: Editorials

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