The Troubles: When David and Goliath switch places

Late in Patrick Radden Keefe’s riveting new account of the Irish Republican Army, he quotes anthropologist Claude Lévi-Strauss, who observed, “for the majority of the human species, and for tens of...

DATE: May 6, 2019 | CATEGORY: Editorials

No lie: Sensible bill compels candor from police

Every now and then, you send your representatives off to the state capitol and though they do not write when they find work, they manage to stay out of trouble long enough to do something good. It...

DATE: May 2, 2019 | CATEGORY: Editorials

What is torture: Immigration protesters might give it some thought

About 40 protesters gathered in front of the Durango headquarters of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement last week. All protest is good for the body politic. We have a First Amendment tailored...

DATE: April 25, 2019 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Walrus down: It’s time to care about pinnipeds

Watching a nature documentary these days, despite great technical strides in film-making and perhaps because of them, it is hard not to feel we are saying goodbye to everything – every species,...

DATE: April 22, 2019 | CATEGORY: Editorials

No do-overs: There’s always the next election

We have had roughly the same two parties in the U.S. competing and, over the long haul, checking one another, for more than 160 years. For the second half of that span, each has believed at various...

DATE: April 18, 2019 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Kinds of mayor: How strong should she be?

We were joking the other day that we ought to keep calling Pete Buttigieg “Mayor Pete” even after he wins the presidency in 2020. The mayor of South Bend, Indiana has attracted attention for his...

DATE: April 15, 2019 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Net neutrality: Colorado gets it

There was a Depression-era sign we saw once, in a photograph of a gas station. It said, “Free air – It’s your country, don’t let the big boys take it away from you.” We admired the simplicity,...

DATE: April 11, 2019 | CATEGORY: Editorials

The Great Gatsby at 94

In 1922, F. Scott Fitzgerald, his wife Zelda and their baby girl Scottie moved to Great Neck, a peninsula on the North Shore of Long Island, New York. It was farm country then, becoming railroad...

DATE: April 8, 2019 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Flummoxed: The southern border is out of control

Who said children who cross the U.S. border from the south should be deported as quickly as possible? Who said, “We have to send a clear message that just because your child gets across the border,...

DATE: April 4, 2019 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Long, strange trip: Four years ago, it was all the different – or was it?

One of the great things about the study of animal intelligence is that it is an unending pageant of discovery. Every attribute we thought was uniquely human, from language to tools and thinking to...

DATE: April 1, 2019 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Our bad: Mueller report makes Democrats, news media look unwell

No one gets vindicated, not in this world and not in our politics – that is our first takeaway as the dust slowly settles from Attorney General William Barr’s summary of the final report of Special...

DATE: March 28, 2019 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Stop that racket: Partisan squabbling in Denver degenerates

Last Tuesday, Coloradans discovered there was someone in state government who has a modicum of common sense. We are referring not to a legislator but to Colorado District Judge David Goldberg,...

DATE: March 25, 2019 | CATEGORY: Editorials

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