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 |
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 |
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 |
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 |
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 |
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 |
One of the things that puzzles us is the confusion we sometimes see over the word “entitlement.” This fuzziness should not exist. “Entitlement” is not a term of art, such as lawyers sometimes use...
DATE: Feb. 3, 2020 |
The National Law Center on Homelessness & Poverty, a D.C.-based nonprofit which calls itself the only national legal group dedicated to ending and preventing homelessness, recently released an...
DATE: Jan. 30, 2020 |
There is a branch of fiction and history, counter-factual history, in which we rerun historical events while changing key variables, such as who won World War II. That was the general outline of...
DATE: Jan. 27, 2020 |
In 1946, the future Nobel laureate economist Milton Friedman was in his first year on the faculty of the University of Chicago and had just co-authored a pamphlet attacking rent controls, “Roofs or...
DATE: Jan. 23, 2020 |
We were hiking once just outside Anchorage, Alaska, skirting the Chugach Mountains as we circled a valley in the early afternoon. From the woods on our far side, we heard one, and then two and...
DATE: Jan. 20, 2020 |
Only one elected president has been impeached, and tried in the Senate: Bill Clinton. With the Senate on the verge of trying President Donald Trump, it is worth looking anew at the Clinton case to...
DATE: Jan. 16, 2020 |
An injured red-tailed hawk is captured by a Colorado Parks and Wildlife officer.
An estimated 85 volunteers showed up for the communitywide COVID-19 vaccination site on Saturday at the La Plata County Fairgrounds.
A winter snow storm moved through the area on Tuesday leaving Durango under a blanket of snow.
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