Opinion

Parker: The loss of McCain leaves a void

WASHINGTON -- The world seems already a lesser place with the passing of Sen. John McCain. The ensuing deluge of accolades and tributes – notwithstanding the president’s limp and late...

DATE: Aug. 30, 2018 | COLUMN: Kathleen Parker

Kidd: NEH grant to Crow Canyon pays dividends

Earlier this month, the National Endowment for the Humanities, which has supported the valuable work of Colorado Humanities and other cultural organizations for four decades, announced a new round...

DATE: Aug. 27, 2018 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

Haukeness: Why are we so concerned about test scores?

The district received our state test scores showing the growth and achievement of our students this month. As a parent and a long-time educator, I know that each of our students is so much more...

DATE: Aug. 23, 2018 | COLUMN: Education Update

Parker: Saying goodbye to a soldier and soul singer

PAWLEYS ISLAND, S.C. – Ecclesiastes tells us that there’s a time to mourn and a time to dance, but lately I can hardly find time to mourn – and I’m dancing as fast as I can. These thoughts came...

DATE: Aug. 20, 2018 | COLUMN: Kathleen Parker

James: Keep forging ahead

Seems like we’ve had our share of “tribulation” – winter drought followed by summer fire – but through it all,with the help of dedicated firefighters and a slightly more generous weather pattern,...

DATE: Aug. 20, 2018 | COLUMN: Watch Yore Topknot

Mayor Sheek: removing graffiti part of city’s cleanup plan

At council’s direction, Planning and Zoning has ramped up efforts in recent years to get property owners to repair or tear down unsafe structures, clean up property and remove weeds. We now have...

DATE: Aug. 16, 2018 | COLUMN: From the Mayor

Rigney: Sen. Gardner, act now to preserve the LWCF

At Osprey – a leading manufacturer of outdoor gear employing over 115 people in the U.S. – we believe that adventure is open to everyone. Nowhere does that feel more true than in Colorado, which...

DATE: Aug. 13, 2018 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

MILBANK: Down badly at halftime, Trump declares victory

WASHINGTON – This is a grim moment for President Trump and his team. A Trump-boosting Republican member of Congress has been indicted on charges of insider trading – from the White House, no less....

DATE: Aug. 9, 2018 | COLUMN: Dana Milbank

Samuelson: The triumph of downward mobility

WASHINGTON – It’s an axiom among many Americans that each future generation will live better than its predecessor. New technologies, greater efficiencies and a can-do spirit will reward us with...

DATE: Aug. 6, 2018 | COLUMN: Robert Samuelson

Parker: Feeling sorry for Trump? That’s the plan

WASHINGTON – Two distinct realities coexist in the nation’s capital with the approximate compatibility of oil and water. There’s the reality of 4.1 percent economic growth, full employment, a...

DATE: July 30, 2018 | COLUMN: Kathleen Parker

Bears Ears: Don’t dismantle the sacred spirit of the land

On Dec. 4, 2017, President Donald Trump traveled to Utah to announce his attempt to undo the Bears Ears National Monument. His actions shrink the size of the protected landscape and reduce the...

DATE: July 26, 2018 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

Parker: Scrappy pilot versus Bigfoot hunter in Tennessee

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. – Republican Ashley Nickloes is the only woman in a seven-way primary race to fill a congressional seat held by one family for five decades. She’s also the only military pilot...

DATE: July 23, 2018 | COLUMN: Kathleen Parker

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