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Negotiations about the federal debt limit loom large in the foreground of U.S. politics. The next big event on the horizon is the series of Republican presidential primaries, leading up to the 2012...

DATE: July 26, 2011 | CATEGORY: Editorials

School buildings Not this, not now, but when and how much?

A majority of Re-1 taxpayers won’t vote for a tax increase to fund construction of new school buildings, according to a poll conducted for the Cortez school district.Hardly anyone should be...

DATE: July 23, 2011 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Books Borders’ demise is another loss for readers

The bankrupt Borders bookstore chain, the company that launched the big-box bookstore business, has announced plans to close all 399 of its remaining stores.It seems slightly disloyal for...

DATE: July 21, 2011 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Nonexistent bulb ‘ban’ Manufactured controversy

With the rest of the country focused on whether Congress and the president can reach a budget agreement and keep the economy from plunging off a cliff, Rep. Joe Barton, R-Texas, and others in the...

DATE: July 19, 2011 | CATEGORY: Editorials


Let us stipulate that some government programs are worth paying for. Some are either sufficiently popular, sufficiently necessary, or sufficiently interwoven through the life of the nation that few...

DATE: July 14, 2011 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Presidential letters

The families of military men and women killed in combat receive a condolence letter from the president. While perhaps a small thing in the context of such a loss, it is a gesture of respect and an...

DATE: July 12, 2011 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Symbolism and law

While the nation celebrated a symbolic holiday, the Washington Post published a story about how the U.S. House of Representatives, under the leadership of the GOP, has lost its taste for...

DATE: July 7, 2011 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Anthony trial ‘Summer of the shark’ was better

Monday morning offered a clear reminder of the truth about cable news. MSNBCand Fox News — ostensibly polar opposites — were airing identical coverage of the Florida trial of Casey Anthony.The two...

DATE: July 5, 2011 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Shale hype High hopes for deep wells coming back to earth

As the United States struggles to address the two-pronged problem of encouraging economic activity and increasing domestic energy supplies, it is no wonder that the search for energy resources has...

DATE: June 30, 2011 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Floods Nebraska nuclear ‘island’ raises valid concerns

A berm protecting a nuclear power plant from flooding in Nebraska collapsed early Sunday, and water from the Missouri River began seeping into the basement of the turbine building on Monday.None of...

DATE: June 28, 2011 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Districts ‘Resort district’ proposal raises questions

A proposal to redraw Southwest Colorado’s state House districts raises interesting questions about the redistricting process. In particular, what constitutes a community of interest and what should...

DATE: June 23, 2011 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Cleaner air Downwind plants also must be improved

Federal regulators and environmentalists have arrived at an agreement to reduce visible pollution from older coal-fired power plants in four states, including Colorado. Even though the Arizona and...

DATE: June 21, 2011 | CATEGORY: Editorials

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