Opinion

Thank Sarah Hale

Days of thanksgiving have been celebrated in North America going back at least to the 17th century, and almost certainly before that. The Thanksgiving we celebrate in modern times, however, really...

DATE: Nov. 25, 2019 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Who came first

Living in the present is all well and good – not for nothing did the psychologist Richard Alpert become famous as the guru Ram Dass with the motto, “Be Here Now” – but human animals also have the...

DATE: Nov. 21, 2019 | CATEGORY: Editorials

The green light

Aldo Leopold was a fascinating cat. He took the time to look at things and reflect. A descendant of German immigrants, Leopold grew up roaming in Iowa woods and in time was graduated from the...

DATE: Nov. 18, 2019 | CATEGORY: Editorials

This is enlightened

The political problem of abortion in America can seem like a frustrating series of what-ifs that lead to unexpected places. In light of Colorado’s success with a fraught subject, we have been...

DATE: Nov. 14, 2019 | CATEGORY: Editorials

The economy, stupid

Here is some terrific news: The U.S. economy could hum along nicely between now and Nov. 3, 2020, at least from the perspective of anyone who owns stocks, has a 401K, is a PERA beneficiary, owns...

DATE: Nov. 11, 2019 | CATEGORY: Editorials

That’s not funny!

The Babylon Bee is a satirical website, not unlike The Onion (“America’s Finest News Source”); The Bee produces a steady stream of work and some of it is funny. What both sites parody foremost is...

DATE: Nov. 7, 2019 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Can’t quit you, babe

Facebook is the darnedest place. We assume you know what we mean. Approximately 170 million people just in the U.S. will use it this year. That’s more than half the country’s population. It’s...

DATE: Nov. 4, 2019 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Our view: Why impeach a president?

When the 55 delegates to the Constitutional Convention assembled in Philadelphia in 1787 to frame the American government, they were operating with one big assumption: Gen. George Washington,...

DATE: Oct. 31, 2019 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Stop counting tweets

We were reading The Washington Post energy newsletter recently when we were arrested by this: “Sunrise Movement to score 2020 candidates on Green New Deal – and yes, tweets count.” The Sunrise...

DATE: Oct. 28, 2019 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Endorsements ’19

Voters are asked to approve two statewide propositions on this fall’s ballot, labeled CC and DD, which make changes to state law. CC would let the state keep all the revenue it collects over a tax...

DATE: Oct. 24, 2019 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Splitsville

Bitter and fruitless partisanship is not baked into the founding of the republic, yet it appears so quickly that one must wonder whether it is a feature, not a bug. It occurred to us because we...

DATE: Oct. 20, 2019 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Endorsements ’19: Cortez fire district

The Cortez Fire Protection District would like to offset the destructive effects of the Gallagher Amendment, which pegs residential mill levies to the statewide ratio of residential and commercial...

DATE: Oct. 17, 2019 | CATEGORY: Editorials

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