Opinion

Samuelson: The threat from Italy’s economic turmoil

WASHINGTON – If you’re nostalgic for the 2008-09 financial crisis, you can cheer up. Another debacle may be on its way. Its epicenter would be Italy, which may threaten the rest of the world...

DATE: May 31, 2018 | COLUMN: Robert Samuelson

Parker: Philadelphia’s unnecessary war on Catholics

WASHINGTON – At a time when more than 400,000 children are in foster care nationwide, the city of Philadelphia is threatening to cut ties with Catholic Social Services because of the group’s policy...

DATE: May 29, 2018 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

The globalization of threats is an unavoidable fact

WASHINGTON – Those who find “globalists” to be villains should attend to recent events in Congo. In the remote region of a remote country, government agencies and international institutions...

DATE: May 25, 2018 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

Our new capitalism strikingly resembles the old

WASHINGTON – We flatter ourselves into thinking that we live in a time of exceptional economic upheaval. The truth is that the present resembles the past. What we learned – and forget – is that a...

DATE: May 21, 2018 | COLUMN: Robert Samuelson

Singletary: Speedy credit card transactions dangerous for consumers

WASHINGTON – In hawking its iPhone X, Apple produced a pretty fly commercial. Fly as in stylish. Or, “totally lit,” as teens say. Apple’s “Fly Market” ad highlights how easy it is to pay with your...

DATE: May 17, 2018 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

Rankin: Colorado’s charter schools outperformed all public schools nationally

Have you wondered how students in Colorado compare academically to students in other states? There is a nationally recognized test given every other year to fourth and eighth-graders that has been...

DATE: May 14, 2018 | COLUMN: Joyce Rankin

Sheek: Maintaining the beautiful landscape of Cortez

Spring is knocking at the door so it seemed appropriate to focus this month’s column on the city’s park superintendent, Mark Boblitt. Mark heads a crew of two full-time and seven part-time...

DATE: May 14, 2018 | COLUMN: From the Mayor

Paul Ryan tries – and fails – at a House exorcism

WASHINGTON — Given the cornucopia of issues Americans have to select from each day, the recent firing and rehiring of the House of Representatives’ chaplain may not have bestirred many to form an...

DATE: May 7, 2018 | COLUMN: Kathleen Parker

Brown: Access to international trade critical for Colorado ranchers and farmers

If you live in Colorado, or if your business is touched in any way by any aspect of the agricultural industry, the ongoing national discussion about trade agreements and import tariffs should mean...

DATE: May 3, 2018 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

James: Here we are, back where we started

Hats, specifically cowboy hats, been wearin’ ’em all my life. Started out with the little black, flat-crowned, flat-laced brim kid’s hat with a stampede string. I wore it proudly through my infant...

DATE: April 30, 2018 | COLUMN: Watch Yore Topknot

Coram: Being responsible with our water

Most people do not realize that managing water in the West is larger an effort than putting a man on the moon. The wells, reservoirs and ditches needed to direct water for both agriculture and...

DATE: April 30, 2018 | COLUMN: From the State Senate

Haukeness: Helping students achieve learning milestones

This spring I will have the honor of celebrating college graduation with one of my daughter’s friends who became a part of our family over the years. I cannot help but think about how many kids I...

DATE: April 26, 2018 | COLUMN: Education Update

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