Opinion

Health care

There are two distinct but inextricably related tracks that have made health care such a prominent issue for lawmakers at all levels of government: the rising number of uninsured, and the rising...

DATE: Feb. 2, 2012 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Fracking

The president of the United States and the governor of Colorado agree that hydraulic fracking can be a good thing.The primary virtue of fracking — using pressurized fluids to fracture rock layers...

DATE: Jan. 28, 2012 | CATEGORY: Editorials

State of the Union

The State of the Union speech is the venue in which U.S. presidents articulate their agendas for the coming year, and in his Tuesday evening address to Congress, President Barack Obama kept with...

DATE: Jan. 26, 2012 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Campaigns

As Coloradans watch the parade of GOP presidential favorites du jour and await their turn to weigh in, now might be the time to ponder why each has risen and fallen. More to the point, it might be...

DATE: Jan. 24, 2012 | CATEGORY: Editorials

BEST shot

In crafting its 2012 Building Excellent Schools Today grant proposal, the Re-1 administration and board must design a plan that will be convincing both to the granting agency and to local voters,...

DATE: Jan. 21, 2012 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Piracy vs. censorship

Two proposed laws meant to combat Internet piracy sparked online protests Wednesday as Google sported a large black bar on its website and Wikipedia went dark for the day. And with that,...

DATE: Jan. 19, 2012 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Immigration

Few ideas garner less support in this country than the suggestion that immigration enforcement should be relaxed.And few ideas garner less support than the suggestion that the federal government...

DATE: Jan. 17, 2012 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Commission

Montezuma County’s two commissioner races are shaping up in a way that will offer substantive choices to voters — at least if they’re Republicans. So far it appears that commission election will be...

DATE: Jan. 14, 2012 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Canyon mining

It is becoming about as predictable as sunrise, death and taxes to have a proposed environmental regulation met with arguments about how the rule will wreak havoc on real or potential jobs,...

DATE: Jan. 12, 2012 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Each generation must educate the next

Dear Editor:On Dec. 13, a Journal article reported the outcome of a lawsuit which claimed that Colorado is in violation of its constitutional obligation to provide public education.I was struck by...

DATE: Jan. 10, 2012 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Civil unions Time to move past fear, partisan rhetoric

As the Colorado Legislature convenes tomorrow, lawmakers will once again be asked to approve a package of legal rights known as “civil unions.” This is a hot-button issue because civil unions award...

DATE: Jan. 10, 2012 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Park death

Some tragedies are simply accidents. Some are the result of a single decision; others have been made nearly inevitable by many years of choices and circumstances.Regardless of the history, the...

DATE: Jan. 7, 2012 | CATEGORY: Editorials