Protecting bikers

There are many good arguments to be made for legislation protection of groups that are traditionally ostracized — however discretely or insidiously — in settings such as hiring, housing or business...

DATE: March 8, 2012 | CATEGORY: Editorials

The politics of insult Ad hominem nastiness obscures important issues

Two odd insults have been in the news recently, both of them from the right because, at least at a national level, liberals currently have the luxury of sitting back to watch the circus. The slurs...

DATE: March 6, 2012 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Buy local

Democrats in the state Senate have suggested that the state create a mobile phone application to help shoppers identify locally owned businesses, who would pay a $10 annual fee to be listed.It’s a...

DATE: March 3, 2012 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Obama and tax reform

One of the few things that politicians from both parties can agree on these days is that the U.S. tax code is an overly complicated set of rules that allow for less-than-ideal behavior among...

DATE: March 1, 2012 | CATEGORY: Editorials


The Denver Post web headline was routine, and the story was just a few paragraphs with a link to a longer piece in the Loveland Reporter-Herald.The topic, though, was one of the most important in...

DATE: Feb. 28, 2012 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Jury duty

Jury duty is hardly ever convenient. Nearly every juror has something he or she would rather be doing. The notice comes, a potential juror rearranges other obligations, and often, the trial is...

DATE: Feb. 25, 2012 | CATEGORY: Editorials

School survey Kudos to all who took the time to weigh in

Re-1’s recent survey about the four-day school week received a phenomenal 1,680 responses, many of them from students.That response, in itself, is a praiseworthy accomplishment. Each survey...

DATE: Feb. 25, 2012 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Teaching native languages

Colorado’s Native American culture is an important underpinning of the state’s identity, both in terms of the rich legacy past inhabitants have left and in the tribal communities across the state...

DATE: Feb. 23, 2012 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Stable families

More than half of births to women under 30 now occur outside marriage, and four of every 10 children in this country are born to parents who are not married.That statistic comes from a study by...

DATE: Feb. 21, 2012 | CATEGORY: Editorials

School days

Most children, offered the choice between four days of school each week or five, will think that a shorter week is a fine idea precisely because it comes with a longer weekend.Adults, given the...

DATE: Feb. 18, 2012 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Good Samaritans

As important as they can be for economic development and providing critical natural resources, extractive activities such as mining come with a cost that historically has extended well beyond the...

DATE: Feb. 16, 2012 | CATEGORY: Editorials


President Barack Obama has proposed a budget in which the federal government’s budgeted expenses and projected revenues will not intersect — not next fiscal year, not in his hoped-for next term,...

DATE: Feb. 14, 2012 | CATEGORY: Editorials

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