Opinion

So long, Elizabeth

Dear Elizabeth Warren: When we heard the news last Thursday morning, even though we knew this was coming, we felt a little gutted, not for your presidential candidacy falling so short but because...

DATE: March 12, 2020 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Good form

One of the things people often get wrong about Robert Frost is assuming he was a New Englander. He was a Californian, which is useful to keep in mind when you suppose what you are seeing in his...

DATE: March 9, 2020 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Speaking of how not to handle a virus ...

Our politics and our pandemic have had some unfortunate overlap, not least of which is Democrats and Republicans trading charges of politicizing all responses to the coronavirus – which perhaps...

DATE: March 5, 2020 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Not so super

Looking at Super Tuesday in the hard light of Wednesday morning, our first thought was Democrats might want to consider stocking up on canned goods for the long slog until June or November, or even...

DATE: March 5, 2020 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Read all over

We would be remiss, especially now, when the Democratic Party is poised to go farther left than it has been before, if we did not observe the 172nd birthday of the “Communist Manifesto,” published...

DATE: March 2, 2020 | CATEGORY: Editorials

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

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