Enough blocking

Recently, state Sen. Ray Scott, a Republican from Mesa County, settled a lawsuit brought by a constituent, Anne Landman, whom he blocked on his official Facebook account after she shared on it a...

DATE: Oct. 14, 2019 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Facing up to it

There was an article in The New Yorker magazine recently by Dan Piepenbring, who was hired by Prince to collaborate on Prince’s memoirs not long before the pop star died of a fentanyl overdose in...

DATE: Oct. 10, 2019 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Democrats can and must hold the president accountable now

If the arguments for and against the impeachment of President Donald Trump are not countless, they feel that way, but almost none of that matters now, late in the third year of his presidency. It...

DATE: Oct. 7, 2019 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Bus this

As the 1970s began, Kevin White, the mayor of Boston, was the beau ideal of a Democrat: Young, handsome, Ivy-educated, a white man in the mold of the Bobby Kennedy of 1968, ready to roll up his...

DATE: Oct. 3, 2019 | CATEGORY: Editorials

America sleeps while the world turns

Eighty years ago, in New York’s Madison Square Garden, 20,000 Americans in good standing assembled to hail speeches by politicians inveighing against Jews and to cheer martial presentations by...

DATE: Sept. 30, 2019 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Who’s calling me?

Several years ago, thinking we might have a use for a Google Voice account, we created one. It is basically an internet-based telephone service without a telephone: You get a number and you can...

DATE: Sept. 26, 2019 | CATEGORY: Editorials

So long, old ice

Recently, in western Iceland, a funeral was held on a barren side of volcanic Ok mountain. Once it had been covered by the Okjökull glacier. The glacier’s birth date was not immediately available...

DATE: Sept. 23, 2019 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Elvis lives

On Aug. 16, 1977, Elvis Presley suddenly died, and now, in retrospect, the way Americans and the world absorbed that news says something about us that just may be enduring. By 1977, Elvis as...

DATE: Sept. 19, 2019 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Boycott everything

Recently, the Trump administration was said to have “fired back” at Democrats “amid reports that they may be planning retaliatory moves in Congress.” These would be against the U.S. ambassador to...

DATE: Sept. 16, 2019 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Still on that line

It’s not true there had never been anything like it before. Fifty years ago, when “Wichita Lineman” was certified gold – the hit version of the song, the one sung by Glen Campbell – it was one of a...

DATE: Sept. 12, 2019 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Good old Joe

Joe Biden was justly praised for a speech he gave on the campaign trail in Iowa recently. He tried to take up the threads of all that had transpired in America in the days before. It was, he said,...

DATE: Sept. 9, 2019 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Ginsburg redux

Recovering Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg gave a whirlwind round of talks and interviews recently, acting like someone with something to promote. In this case, it appears to be, not the...

DATE: Sept. 5, 2019 | CATEGORY: Editorials

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