Opinion

Air shows

Air shows are a much-loved relic of the age of empire. Watching highly skilled pilots perform high-speed aerobatics is an intensely patriotic experience evocative of the death-defying exploits of...

DATE: Sept. 20, 2011 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Re-1 board District needs everyone’s best ideas

The local Republican women have a right to invite anyone they want to address their organization, and to exclude anyone they don’t want.Still, their decision to hear from only school board...

DATE: Sept. 17, 2011 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Fraud, waste Billions overspent in Iraq, Afghanistan

The Commission on Wartime Contracting says at least $30 billion the United States has spent on the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan has been wasted — one of every six dollars spent. With the nation’s...

DATE: Sept. 15, 2011 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Retirement

Ten days ago, the stock market was up for the year. Now it’s not. On any given day, the indexes gyrate wildly. On Monday, the New York Times told its readers that such wide market fluctuations may...

DATE: Sept. 13, 2011 | CATEGORY: Editorials

9/11

For ordinary Americans, history often is remembered as a series of “Where were you when you heard?” moments. We remember where we were when we learned that the Japanese had bombed Pearl Harbor,...

DATE: Sept. 10, 2011 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Air quality Obama’s retreat from ozone rule was wrong

One of the oft and rightly criticized hallmarks of George W. Bush’s environmental policy was its brazen disregard for science, instead favoring political or ideological arguments. To the...

DATE: Sept. 8, 2011 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Post office

For months now, residents of small communities have been lobbying to keep their post offices. The U.S. Postal Service argues, logically, that it doesn’t make fiscal sense to maintain post offices...

DATE: Sept. 6, 2011 | CATEGORY: Editorials

School finance

A lawsuit that could have a huge impact on Colorado school funding also offers a preview of this fall’s election. With a measure on the November ballot to boost school funding, the arguments...

DATE: Sept. 3, 2011 | CATEGORY: Editorials

FEMA Lessons learned offer hope for other agencies

Amidst all the debate over the appropriate role of government, one statement is indisputable: Government cannot control the weather. All it can do is move people out of the way and, afterward,...

DATE: Sept. 1, 2011 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Re-1 schools

This evening, the Re-1 school board will decide whether to certify a ballot question for the Nov. 1 election authorizing Southwest Open School to pursue a $3.1 million bond. SWOS has already been...

DATE: Aug. 30, 2011 | CATEGORY: Editorials

M-CHS scheduling mess sets a poor example

On the first day of classes at Montezuma-Cortez High School last week, most students were ready to go. Teachers were prepared to teach, the transportation department ran on schedule, and the...

DATE: Aug. 30, 2011 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Redistricting

Every decade, the state’s House and Senate districts and its Congressional districts are reshaped. Population growth, usually inconsistent around the state, requires that boundaries be changed to...

DATE: Aug. 27, 2011 | CATEGORY: Editorials

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