Opinion

Julio Cortázar: When imagination and thugs collided

Thirty-five years ago, the Argentine writer Julio Cortázar died after an illness, in Paris, at the age of 69, and with him went one of the more unusual and delightful sensibilities in the republic...

DATE: March 26, 2019 | CATEGORY: Editorials

The city election

In just three questions this spring, Durango voters have a chance to change the city. We are a YES vote on the sales tax increase. We did not come to this choice quickly or easily, but we remain...

DATE: March 25, 2019 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Stop that racket: Partisan squabbling in Denver degenerates

On Tuesday, Coloradans discovered there was someone in state government who has a modicum of common sense. We are referring not to a legislator but to Colorado District Judge David Goldberg,...

DATE: March 22, 2019 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Broken windows

In his too-short life, Joseph P. Overton rose to the level of senior vice president of the Mackinac Center, a conservative think tank in Michigan. He died in 2003, aged 43, when his ultralight...

DATE: March 21, 2019 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Buttigieg: Who is this guy, anyway?

It was only two years ago that some supporters of Hillary Clinton, carried away by the looming success of Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump, were saying she was the most qualified candidate ever to...

DATE: March 19, 2019 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Our choices: The Herald’s endorsements in city elections

In forums for the upcoming City Council elections and in interviews the Herald editorial board conducted to see who we thought might be best to fill two seats, one of the four candidates was not...

DATE: March 14, 2019 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Hold your fire: Democrats could fix this red-flag bill

Colorado’s so-called red-flag gun bill – HB19 , Extreme Risk Protection Orders – feels tailor-made to divide a state such as Colorado, which has seen both its share of high-profile mass shootings...

DATE: March 13, 2019 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Dreaming green

If there is one figure from American history who represents inventors, those tinkerers and dreamers like Thomas Edison, Orville and Wilbur Wright and Alexander Graham Bell, who dreamed of a better,...

DATE: March 12, 2019 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Abolish it

George Orwell – he was Eric Blair then – went to Burma, today’s Myanmar, in 1922 to be an imperial policeman. After he returned, in 1927, he became a writer and in 1931 published a short sketch in...

DATE: March 11, 2019 | CATEGORY: Editorials

We hate hate: La Plata County ranks high for political intolerance

Not being able to stand intolerance is probably a conundrum that predates organized religion, even human language. This appears equally true today when it comes to base bigotry such as racism and...

DATE: March 8, 2019 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Electoral alarm: No one is stealing your vote yet

A month ago, we told you about the National Popular Vote bill when it cleared the Colorado Senate on a party-line vote. Only Democrats supported the measure to give the state’s Electoral College...

DATE: March 7, 2019 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Colorado’s two-term governor kicks off presidential campaign

Monday morning, two months after finishing two terms as Colorado’s governor, John Hickenlooper threw his hat in the ring for the 2020 Democratic primaries for president with the release of a...

DATE: March 4, 2019 | CATEGORY: Editorials

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