Opinion

In bed with Fred: A long-departed dog could tell you about dissent

It sometimes seems as though everything is on the internet. If you suspect you might have an obscure disease, you need only Google to discover that it is not obscure at all, although whether or not...

DATE: March 21, 2019 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Intolerance in Montezuma and La Plata counties

Not being able to stand intolerance is probably a conundrum that predates organized religion, even human language. This appears equally true today when it comes to base bigotry such as racism and...

DATE: March 18, 2019 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Hold your fire: Democrats could fix this red-flag bill

Colorado’s so-called red-flag gun bill – HB19 , Extreme Risk Protection Orders – feels tailor-made to divide a state such as Colorado, which has seen both its share of high-profile mass shootings...

DATE: March 14, 2019 | CATEGORY: Editorials

To the barricades: Blue states, including ours, take on Trump

On Presidents Day, Colorado’s recently elected attorney general, Phil Weiser, sued President Donald Trump on behalf of Colorado, saying Trump’s declaration of a national emergency along the...

DATE: March 11, 2019 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Get that lion: The 26th president’s cougar fixation

Theodore Roosevelt was a force of nature, an accidental leader fitted to his times, a bred-in-the-bone Eastern elite whose heart was in an egalitarian West; a Republican radical feared by his...

DATE: March 7, 2019 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Mountain home: How our original human inhabitants got meat and life

In 1955, Disneyland opened in Anaheim, California. It wasn’t the first theme park, but it was the first connected to a movie studio; it was state of the art and it was a success. In 1957, a...

DATE: March 4, 2019 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Read her lips: No free stuff

We read a shocking story on The Intercept the other day, “Top Nancy Pelosi aide privately tells insurance executives not to worry about Democrats pushing ‘Medicare for All.’” It is a long piece of...

DATE: Feb. 28, 2019 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Maybe nukes: A bold plan to get to zero emissions

A book was recently published with a tantalizing title: “A Bright Future : How Some Countries Have Solved Climate Change and the Rest Can Follow.” Upon reflection, we realized the title of the...

DATE: Feb. 25, 2019 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Angry birds: Is Twitter making us useless?

We read an article recently in Colorado Politics that caught our eye. It was about Ready Colorado , a conservative reform group that advocates for school choice – “public, private, charter,...

DATE: Feb. 21, 2019 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Say my name: Scandinavian countries have abandoned socialist policies

Socialism is fashionable. We hear from progressives there is no reason why the U.S. could not ape countries such as Sweden, Norway, Finland, Denmark and the U.K., and build a bigger state where...

DATE: Feb. 18, 2019 | CATEGORY: Editorials

And they’re back: Monarchs get a reprieve

You may have grown accustomed, as we have, to hearing sad news about the animals with whom we share the planet. It sometimes seems we are all on the brink of extinction, owing to human activities...

DATE: Feb. 14, 2019 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Are we a state?: Denver looks for national alignment

Before the 2018 midterm elections, Colorado was thought to be a purple state, with divided party control of the governorship and the two branches of the Legislature. After, it became one of 14...

DATE: Feb. 11, 2019 | CATEGORY: Editorials

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