Opinion

Our view: Whose Columbus is it?

Celebrations of Christopher Columbus in the U.S. did not gain much ground until 1892, after Italian immigrants were murdered by a mob in New Orleans made up “mostly of the best element” of New...

DATE: July 2, 2020 | UPDATED: 21 hours 1 minute ago | CATEGORY: Editorials

Our view: A glimpse of battle in primary results

The outcome of Tuesday’s marquee primary race felt almost preordained. Andrew Romanoff put up a good fight on the left to challenge former Gov. John Hickenlooper for the Democratic nomination for...

DATE: July 1, 2020 | UPDATED: 21 hours 1 minute ago | CATEGORY: Editorials

Our view: Hear that lonesome whistle

Durango and Silverton’s railroad continues to struggle, to the detriment of the company and both communities. Applying physical distancing created an uneconomic business. Narrow gauge passenger...

DATE: July 1, 2020 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Our view: FLC is ready

The goal for the Fort Lewis College community is, in late August, to have the campus look and feel normal. Everything that was there in late February before the virus arrived will be present when...

DATE: June 30, 2020 | UPDATED: 2 days 22 hours ago | CATEGORY: Editorials

Our view: Remembering The Capital newsroom shootings

In 2011, The Capital , the primary newspaper of Annapolis, Maryland, published a column about Jarrod Ramos, who had pleaded guilty to criminal harassment there for bothering a high school...

DATE: June 29, 2020 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Our view: Done with Oñate

June 25, 1876, is the day George Armstrong Custer entered history, first as a secular martyr; and then, over the succeeding decades, in degrees of infamy congruent with perceptions of him as a...

DATE: June 25, 2020 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Our view: We support the mask rule

It seems like just yesterday we were calling it the novel coronavirus, not only because it was new but because it was mysterious. We did not know where it came from, how it spread, what course it...

DATE: June 24, 2020 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Our view: ‘Chief’ had his day

It is hard to miss the controversy about the Toh-Atin Gallery’s “Chief” sign, which seems to have returned with a vengeance like a lot of other symbolic and concrete civil rights issues, such as...

DATE: June 23, 2020 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Our view: You say you want a revolution

It has become nearly a truism in English and other languages as well, particularly French, that revolutions devour their children. This is so often repeated and apparently shown to be true, in the...

DATE: June 22, 2020 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Our view: These partnerships stink

One nice thing about living in the internet age is that TV news network affiliates such as Denver’s CBS4 post their stories on it – otherwise, we might never have realized the Colorado governor’s...

DATE: June 19, 2020 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Our view: Celebrating Juneteenth

Wittingly or not, the president did history and the nation a favor when he scheduled a campaign rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma, for June 19, and then rescheduled it for Saturday after criticism that...

DATE: June 19, 2020 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Our view: Are these the times made for Joe Biden?

Joe Biden has so far managed to run for president in 2020 almost by stealth. On June 5, with little fanfare, he picked up enough pledged delegates to win the Democratic nomination on the first...

DATE: June 16, 2020 | CATEGORY: Editorials

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