Opinion

Minister of hate: Why can’t national Women’s March leaders quit him?

There is a controversy brewing at the The University of North Carolina Asheville, which has invited Tamika Mallory to be the keynote speaker Jan. 24 for its annual Martin Luther King Jr. Week....

DATE: Jan. 17, 2019 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Some justice

Federal prison inmates number about 180,000, a small portion of the total of 2.1 million individuals in U.S. jails and prisons. And while criminal justice statutes differ greatly among states, what...

DATE: Jan. 14, 2019 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Staggering, stupid

We were walking one winter morning in the Bear Creek dog park in Colorado Springs, a fine, sprawling place to give to dogs and their human companions, when we came upon the body of a big, headless...

DATE: Jan. 10, 2019 | CATEGORY: Editorials

It was just a song

The author Robert Kaplan sharply made the case for withdrawing American troops from Afghanistan, in The New York Times the other day. Part of his argument is that the Taliban, the Sunni Islamic...

DATE: Jan. 7, 2019 | CATEGORY: Editorials

They went West

The U.S. Census Bureau released new data last week showing that Colorado, with an increase of 79,662 residents in the past year, was the seventh-fastest growing state in that time. From July 2017...

DATE: Jan. 3, 2019 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Free money

In 1966, sociology professors Richard Cloward and Frances Fox Piven wrote an article for The Nation magazine contending that many people eligible for welfare were not getting money from the U.S....

DATE: Dec. 31, 2018 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Ancient and small

Earlier this month, the Pacific Legal Foundation filed suit against the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service on behalf of the Northern New Mexico Stockman’s Association and the Otero County Cattleman’s...

DATE: Dec. 28, 2018 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Give of yourself

Holiday gift-buying, whether with local retailers or online, is reportedly at record levels this holiday season. There are variations, of course, but close to full employment, slight wage increases...

DATE: Dec. 24, 2018 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Grim for grouse?

The greater sage grouse is a funny bird. Not as funny as the cuckoo or the ptarmigan, but still. The male, with its dark brown body, spotted tail feathers and elaborate white ruff, can resemble...

DATE: Dec. 20, 2018 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Why we gather

In 1996, Jon Krakauer, a writer for Outside magazine, published “Into The Wild,” a nonfiction account of the cross-country journey of Christopher McCandless from the Los Angeles suburb where he was...

DATE: Dec. 17, 2018 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Requiem for lobo

She was just one more unnamed wolf. But when the life of 926F ended the last weekend in November, it meant something. Wolves were complete about 1.8 million years ago, superbly adapted to their...

DATE: Dec. 13, 2018 | CATEGORY: Editorials

The unmaking

In December of 2016, President Barack Obama declared Bears Ears, that stunning part of southeastern Utah, a national monument, comprising nearly 1.4 million acres. In December of 2017, President...

DATE: Dec. 10, 2018 | CATEGORY: Editorials

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