Opinion

Our view: Another go-round with plastic bags

Woody Allen observed that 80% of success is showing up. It seems like an ageless truth, proven again Tuesday when activists asked City Council to pass an ordinance eliminating the use of some kinds...

DATE: Nov. 21, 2019 | UPDATED: 7 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Editorials

Our view: How could we treat Ukraine this way?

Life in Ukraine, a country which lies shoulder to shoulder with Russia and scores high on an international scale of corruption, requires desperate measures. Last spring, voters elected a television...

DATE: Nov. 20, 2019 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Our view: Impeachment proceedings are important history

No thinking Democrat believes the impeachment hearings going on in Washington over Trump’s clear quid pro quo with Ukraine will result in forcing him from office. The Republican majority in the...

DATE: Nov. 19, 2019 | UPDATED: 2 days 2 hours ago | CATEGORY: Editorials

Our view: Oh deer, you’re not a dog

Up in Franktown, between Colorado Springs and Denver on the western edge of the Plains, a funny-looking deer showed up the other day – a whitetail, apparently, a youngish male with a small rack....

DATE: Nov. 18, 2019 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Our view: Student protesters are like tsars in a bubble

On Nov. 5, when former Attorney General Jeff Sessions was scheduled to give a lecture on the Evanston campus of Northwestern University in Illinois on “The Real Meaning of the Trump Agenda,”...

DATE: Nov. 15, 2019 | UPDATED: 6 days 1 hour ago | CATEGORY: Editorials

Our view: What the heck is Senator Bennet up to?

Michael Bennet, one of our favorite Colorado senators, made a fine if sputtering bid for attention in the Democratic primary contest for the 2020 presidential nomination earlier this year. He has...

DATE: Nov. 14, 2019 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Our view: We’re still feeling the rush of ’59

One hundred and sixty years ago, European-Americans flooded west of the Mississippi for the first time, to the Pikes Peak Gold Rush. They established Denver and fed the fleeting myth of the West as...

DATE: Nov. 12, 2019 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Our view: Hate + stupidity = Pueblo temple bomb plot

You may have seen there was a fellow up in Pueblo who got himself in scalding water with the FBI last week (“Man who spoke of hating Jews held in Colorado temple bomb plot,” Nov. 4). It was not by...

DATE: Nov. 11, 2019 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Our view: About that election

La Plata County’s off-year election had few ballot questions and candidates, but it could easily be labeled as the election for libraries. The award-winning Pine River Library in Bayfield will have...

DATE: Nov. 8, 2019 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Our view: Looking back at 40 years of Iranian rot

Forty years ago in Iran, a few young people got together and thought it would be a good idea to seize and occupy a foreign embassy, to show their support for the revolution that had just brought a...

DATE: Nov. 6, 2019 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Our view: Some animals are just born to play ball

The first U.S. National Championship tennis tournament took place in 1881 on grass in Newport, Rhode Island. Dick Sears, a Harvard student who had picked up the game two years before, won the...

DATE: Nov. 5, 2019 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Our view: Goodbye, again, to Coors

With the announcement last week that Coors is moving its headquarters from Denver to Chicago, there was another end, or the middle of the end, to the brewery’s long saga with Colorado and the West....

DATE: Nov. 4, 2019 | CATEGORY: Editorials

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