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


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


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

Ritter Former governor donates unspent campaign funds wisely

When former Colorado Gov. Bill Ritter decided to forgo a run for a second term, it was not for lack of cash in his campaign coffers. In the time since he left office last January, then, Ritter has...

DATE: Jan. 5, 2012 | CATEGORY: Editorials


Americans claim, overwhelmingly, to value civility in politics.According to the Arizona Republic, “Eighty percent of Americans surveyed believe that political campaigns are uncivil and many believe...

DATE: Jan. 3, 2012 | CATEGORY: Editorials

2011 in retrospect

If 2011 had a theme, it was this: The more things change, the more they stay the same. GOVERNMENT AND POLITICSLocal communities rallied to support their post offices, which have since received a...

DATE: Dec. 31, 2011 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Cleaning up mercury

For more than 20 years, the Environmental Protection Agency has been acutely aware of the damage that mercury pollution wreaks on public health and the environment, and has been busily limiting...

DATE: Dec. 29, 2011 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Don’t be afraid of the dark

It is only 5 p.m., but it feels like I should be getting ready for bed. I am supposed to go to sleep when it gets dark out, right? That is how it goes in the summer when the last light hangs in the...

DATE: Dec. 27, 2011 | CATEGORY: Editorials

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