Opinion

Child sexual abuse

If there’s any good to come out of last week’s revelations of child sexual abuse by a former Penn State assistant football coach, it is that nearly everyone who has heard the stories is...

DATE: Nov. 15, 2011 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Dolores Project

Southwest Colorado residents who arrived before the mid-1980s remember the landscape without McPhee Reservoir. They remember when the Dolores River passed under the bridge near Dolores and...

DATE: Nov. 12, 2011 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Wal-Mart health care

It is well documented that access to primary health care is an important factor in patient health, particularly for those with chronic conditions that require management and monitoring. The...

DATE: Nov. 10, 2011 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Cain

Mired in accusations of sexual harassment, Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain last week told reporters, “(D)on’t even bother me asking me all of these other questions that you all are...

DATE: Nov. 8, 2011 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Fracking disclosure

For 40 years, the gas and oil industry in Colorado has used hydraulic fracturing to loosen the ground’s hold on petroleum resources trapped deep underground, and until quite recently, the...

DATE: Nov. 5, 2011 | CATEGORY: Editorials

‘No’ votes

On Tuesday, voters mostly said “no” to tax increases for education. Locally, the Southwest Open School bond question garnered not quite 44 percent of the vote — a disappointing result but a very...

DATE: Nov. 3, 2011 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Tax policy

One of the persistent weaknesses of the Democratic Party has been its inability to influence effectively the tone of political discourse. Republicans have been much more successful at directing...

DATE: Nov. 1, 2011 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Vote

Right now, just about everybody claims to be disgusted with “the government” — Congress, the president, state legislatures and governors, perhaps “activist judges.” That part of the government...

DATE: Oct. 29, 2011 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Frustration

If a newly released poll is to be believed, the next year could be a wild ride for the American people. The only unifying beliefs seems to be that things are messed up and no one is doing anything...

DATE: Oct. 27, 2011 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Elder abuse

Today’s elderly are at risk for many reasons. Most don’t live with or near their children. If they no longer drive, and if they live in places where public transportation is limited, their...

DATE: Oct. 25, 2011 | CATEGORY: Editorials

SWOS

Re-1 taxpayers can’t afford to build schools with all the bells and whistles available to students in Cherry Creek or Telluride. That’s a given, and it’s a good lesson for students.It’s also...

DATE: Oct. 22, 2011 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Power plant cleanup

When the Environmental Protection Agency announced, in August, its final rule for cleaning up the San Juan Generating Station near Farmington, it came as no surprise that the plant’s parent...

DATE: Oct. 20, 2011 | CATEGORY: Editorials

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