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George Will’s book shows why conservatism failed

NEW YORK – Today’s crisis of conservatism has produced surprisingly few books that try to understand what exactly has happened to the venerable creed. For decades, conservatism was a dominant...

DATE: July 8, 2019 | COLUMN: Fareed Zakaria

Bernie, the ’30s called and wants its decade back

WASHINGTON – Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, a leading candidate for the Democratic nomination for president, is a man from the 1930s. If you didn’t believe that before, you certainly should now....

DATE: June 24, 2019 | COLUMN: Robert Samuelson

Civility doesn’t just work, it also makes us noble

WASHINGTON – In his 1984 book, “The Naked Public Square,” Richard John Neuhaus recalled attending an event featuring the late Jerry Falwell Sr., who delivered an excoriation of liberals and other...

DATE: June 13, 2019 | COLUMN: Michael Gerson

Trump’s Mexico tariffs would be risky and nasty

WASHINGTON – President Trump’s latest foray into trade policy is notable for its economic recklessness (it could tip Mexico into a recession, followed perhaps by the United States), its gratuitous...

DATE: June 10, 2019 | COLUMN: Robert Samuelson

Solutions for high water

For some time, those of us that fly fish have been hoping for wetter falls, winters and springs. If you haven’t noticed, we finally got our wish. It is now May, and the ski area is still open....

DATE: May 3, 2019 | COLUMN: Writers on the Range

Rep. Ilhan Omar wickedly uses Trump’s playbook

WASHINGTON – What does Rep. Ilhan Omar have in common with President Trump? Sadly, more than you would think. The Democratic freshman from Minnesota is perhaps the most prominent victim of the...

DATE: March 7, 2019 | COLUMN: Dana Milbank

MAGA is spent – unless you’re an adolescent

WASHINGTON – Humans do the strangest things. In two recent why-dunits, the curious have wondered why: (1) a successful TV star would allegedly orchestrate a fake, hate-inspired attack on himself,...

DATE: March 4, 2019 | COLUMN: Kathleen Parker

Four-wheel low

When I have to put my truck into four-wheel low to get out of my driveway, I know the dreaded disease of, “There’s no where to fly fish” is about to overtake me. She who must be obeyed, (SWMBO)...

DATE: March 1, 2019 | COLUMN: Writers on the Range

Student-centered budgeting is on all our minds

When our board adopted our district strategic plan this fall, one of the four overarching priorities was student-centered budgeting. The strategic plan states that “the district will maintain a...

DATE: Feb. 25, 2019 | COLUMN: Education Update

Anti-Semitism is like cancer in the Islamic world

NEW YORK – In recent weeks, attention has focused on two freshman Democratic members of Congress, Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib, both of whom are Muslim and have made critical statements about...

DATE: Feb. 21, 2019 | COLUMN: Fareed Zakaria

There’s good news on water and other legislation

The best news I can offer today is every river basin in Colorado is above the median average for this date. Does this mean that we are over our water issues? No, but we should have enough water for...

DATE: Feb. 21, 2019 | COLUMN: From the State Senate

City staff getting fitter, healthier – and less costly

Many look at the New Year as an opportunity to resolve to lose weight or become more fit. For Cortez city staff, wellness is not just a consideration on a list of New Year’s resolutions, but rather...

DATE: Feb. 18, 2019 | COLUMN: From the Mayor

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