Opinion

Our view: Our inner K

In 1959, a mix-up resulted in the first state visit to the U.S. by a Russian or Soviet leader, and the first time one had set foot in the Western Hemisphere, when Nikita Khrushchev was accidentally...

DATE: Feb. 5, 2020 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Our view: Face to face with the Lamb of God

For fine art – say, a 15th-century oil painting – to make the news, it usually has to be stolen, recovered or sell high at auction, which is why the attention of some art lovers was pricked...

DATE: Feb. 3, 2020 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Our view: Eagerly swallowing lies

The word “propaganda” is not as modern as it sounds. It first pops up as Church Latin in 1622, naming a mission to spread the faith in non-Catholic countries. That is consistent with its modern...

DATE: Jan. 31, 2020 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Our view: A pro-business Democrat gets attention

James Iacino flew his own plane to Durango last Friday for the next day’s political events. Twenty-five minutes from Montrose, he told The Herald’s editorial board. With that kind of travel time,...

DATE: Jan. 30, 2020 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Our view: No stopping wolves

With the reintroduction of wolves in Colorado due on the fall ballot, and with surveyed support for the measure preliminarily strong, we are not surprised to see more push-back (“Western Slope...

DATE: Jan. 29, 2020 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Our view: Some of the lesser bills in the state Legislature

We told you not long ago about a bill in the Colorado Legislature aimed at reducing distracted driving (“Drivers, stop looking at your phones! ” Jan. 16). It is one of those nuts-and-bolts fixes we...

DATE: Jan. 28, 2020 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Our view: The captured field marshal

On Jan. 25, 1943, Gen. Friedrich Paulus, commanding the German 6th Army at the height of the Battle of Stalingrad, thought he saw the time had come to speak of surrender. Paulus was a 52-year-old...

DATE: Jan. 27, 2020 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Our view: It’s time to give every Durango student a full midday meal

The issues of school lunch debt and lunch shaming never seem to be far from the news lately – on one day in late January, for example, we found stories about a Rotary Club in Crossville, Tennessee,...

DATE: Jan. 24, 2020 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Our view: Whose lousy idea was this bridge?

When we saw the artist rendering of the new, proposed bridge over 32nd Street in the Herald Wednesday morning, it was a coffee-spitting moment. They must be joking. This thing is an instant...

DATE: Jan. 23, 2020 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Our view: Rewilding’s not as crazy as it sounds

The first time we bumped into the term “rewilding,” our thoughts were, “Hubris?” and then “Jurassic Park!” The term, which seems to date to the 1990s, is actually more modest than that. It refers...

DATE: Jan. 21, 2020 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Our view: Don’t swallow Colorado health care propaganda

No one likes to be fooled. Yet there seems to be an entire industry that has grown up around the proposition that when it comes to public policy, particularly about health care, the American people...

DATE: Jan. 20, 2020 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Our view: Keeping score on Trump’s impeachment trial

As the trial of President Trump ramped up Thursday, senators were sworn in by Chief Justice John Roberts, marking the third impeachment trial in the nation’s long, continuous history. Senators like...

DATE: Jan. 17, 2020 | CATEGORY: Editorials

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