Opinion

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Rankin: What is Colorado doing for its high-achieving students?

Have you ever asked a question and been given the answer, “It’s complicated?” Me, too. It’s a frequently used phrase around the Colorado Department of Education. Recently, I was having a...

DATE: Aug. 14, 2017 | CATEGORY: Op-Ed

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James: Taking part in celebrations of life

Funerals. Ever been to one? Yeah, me too. Been to a few. It makes me smile that they call it “a celebration of life” these days. That’s nice. Much better than the old organ playing “weepers and...

DATE: Aug. 7, 2017 | CATEGORY: Op-Ed

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Krauthammer: Reality TV - ‘The Pompadours of 1600 Pennsylvania’

WASHINGTON – A future trivia question and historical footnote, the spectacular 10-day flameout of Anthony Scaramucci qualifies as the most entertaining episode yet of the ongoing reality show that...

DATE: Aug. 7, 2017 | CATEGORY: Op-Ed

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Tipton: Securing our nation

The United States has stood strong for 241 years. Through our commitment to a strong national defense, we have been able to protect our interests at home and abroad. Unfortunately, as our...

DATE: Aug. 3, 2017 | CATEGORY: Op-Ed

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Krauthammer: Mistreatment of Jeff Sessions carries implications

WASHINGTON – Transparency, thy name is Trump. No filter, no governor, no editor lies between his impulses and his public actions. He tweets, therefore he is. Ronald Reagan was so self-contained and...

DATE: July 31, 2017 | CATEGORY: Op-Ed

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Grantham: Governor’s climate gambit reeks of Obama-style overreach

News accounts of Gov. John Hickenlooper’s recent decision to accelerate renewable energy goals for Colorado and join the “U.S. Climate Alliance,” aligning the state with international commitments...

DATE: July 31, 2017 | CATEGORY: Op-Ed

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Samuelson: How health care controls us more than we control it

WASHINGTON – If we learned anything from the bitter debate over the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) – which seems doubtful – it is that we cannot discuss health care in a way that is at once...

DATE: July 24, 2017 | CATEGORY: Op-Ed

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Krauthammer: Collusion was incompetent, but it was very real

WASHINGTON – The Russia scandal has entered a new phase and there’s no going back. For six months, the White House claimed that this scandal was nothing more than innuendo about Trump campaign...

DATE: July 20, 2017 | CATEGORY: Op-Ed

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‘Outlaw’ horses, skinny dogs and love as a verb

Every so often, someone brings me a horse that, at no real fault of its own other than the passage of time, has gotten big and strong and is used to doing whatever it wants, whenever it wants. When...

DATE: July 17, 2017 | CATEGORY: Op-Ed

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Rankin: Are education policies helping or hindering student (and teacher) success?

President Bush signed the No Child Left Behind Act into law in 2001. Since that time, Colorado has tested students and used the tests and other assessments to evaluate the effectiveness of the K-12...

DATE: July 17, 2017 | CATEGORY: Op-Ed

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Too many of us have a vested interest in division

WASHINGTON – This is the summer of our discontent. As Americans celebrated July 4, they were mad at their leaders, mad at their government and mad at each other. A recent Pew poll finds that...

DATE: July 13, 2017 | CATEGORY: Op-Ed

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No return on North Korea, the Rubicon has been crossed

WASHINGTON – Across 25 years and five administrations, we have kicked the North Korean can down the road. We are now out of road. On July 4, North Korea tested an intercontinental ballistic missile...

DATE: July 10, 2017 | CATEGORY: Op-Ed