Opinion

Our view: Did we have to bomb Hiroshima?

World War II in Europe, half of one of the cruxes of modern history, ended 75 years ago at the end of the first week of May. That left the war by the Allies, principally the U.S., against Japan in...

DATE: Aug. 7, 2020 | UPDATED: 2 days 10 hours ago | CATEGORY: Editorials

Our view: How Native Americans won some of the vote

Miguel Trujillo was a child of Isleta Pueblo, in New Mexico, just south of Albuquerque, which was inhabited by his ancestors since before Spanish soldiers thought they discovered the country at the...

DATE: Aug. 6, 2020 | UPDATED: 3 days 15 hours ago | CATEGORY: Editorials

Our view: Havana’s angel is translated

How does a historian serve a dictator? Many people might assume it is only by being false to history, but one man showed that is not always the case and left behind a fantastic city. Eusebio Leal...

DATE: Aug. 4, 2020 | UPDATED: 5 days 12 hours ago | CATEGORY: Editorials

Our view: The day Columbus left Spain

The date seems to be one of the few things we have in this story with fair precision. It was Aug. 3, a Friday in the old Julian calendar; in 1492, an auspicious year. The place was Palos de la...

DATE: Aug. 3, 2020 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Our view: Taxes yes and no may be on ballot

Two citizen initiatives for this November’s statewide ballot may have beaten the Aug. 3 deadline, promising voters a healthy range of choices about how they wish to spend their money. Initiative...

DATE: Aug. 1, 2020 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Our view: Bite the audit bullet

The city of Durango got walloped by all of the complications that have arisen from the coronavirus pandemic, including the need to lead on public health policy such as requiring masks, manage the...

DATE: July 31, 2020 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Our view: Why are we still in Afghanistan?

We seldom see much about world affairs in the news anymore unless it is to compare COVID-19 cases and strategies. A crisis like the pandemic shrinks our horizons to local threats. The civil unrest...

DATE: July 30, 2020 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Our view: The Washington Post should disclose settlement

It has been a while since we commented on the dubious usefulness of Twitter when it comes to journalism (“Angry birds: Is Twitter making us useless? ” Feb. 7, 2019). At the time, we were appalled...

DATE: July 28, 2020 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Our view: Can you hear me now? The great Atlantic crossing

After a painfully slow start, toward the end of the 1840s, on both sides of the Atlantic, the growth of the telegraph was explosive. “No schedule of telegraphic lines can now be relied for a month...

DATE: July 27, 2020 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Our view: Just implement the law already

On June 19, at the height of protests in Denver and elsewhere over civil rights and the killing of George Floyd, Gov. Jared Polis signed into law a package of police accountability measures,...

DATE: July 24, 2020 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Our view: Colorado Democrats throw a little ... mud

On Tuesday, with some fanfare, Twitter announced it had removed 7,000 accounts of users it said were “linked to QAnon,” that is, users who gave some credence to the QAnon conspiracy theory. This is...

DATE: July 23, 2020 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Our view: Remembering John Lewis, and the crossing

In 1821, a child was born in Limestone County, Alabama, the youngest of nine, who would win a certain renown. Then it would turn to infamy. The boy went to public schools, college, studied law, and...

DATE: July 21, 2020 | CATEGORY: Editorials

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