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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


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


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


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


People who have lived on the West Coast or in Alaska watched Tuesday’s television coverage of the East Coast’s earthquake with a certain bemusement. In those areas temblors like that are, if not...

DATE: Aug. 25, 2011 | CATEGORY: Editorials


By Monday, Libyan rebels held most of the capital city of Tripoli, jubilantly flashing V-for-victory signs and waving their nation’s pre-1969 flag in Moammar Gadhafi’s Green Square, which they have...

DATE: Aug. 23, 2011 | CATEGORY: Editorials

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