Opinion

Still wrong

Why do we kill people to show people that killing people is wrong? The question has a child’s logic – and wisdom – which is why it is unanswerable. Instead, the U.S. and the states go back and...

DATE: July 29, 2019 | CATEGORY: Editorials

In Portland, Oregon, are they trying to help the homeless or crush them?

Cities and towns across the U.S. have been trying everything they can think of to combat homelessness lately, from building shelters to trying to outlaw it. The latter approach is like thinking you...

DATE: July 27, 2019 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Let it wash you

Tinariwen is Tuareg musicians from the Sahara who make astoundingly good music. There is no need to take our word for it – go to YouTube and look for any of the band’s music; “Sastanàqqàm ,” for...

DATE: July 26, 2019 | CATEGORY: Editorials

And then Boris Johnson blew it up

We were reading the news the other morning about Boris Johnson, who is charming, smart, able, possessed of extraordinary privilege that no head of government will have again and completely without...

DATE: July 24, 2019 | CATEGORY: Editorials

It’s not just Colorado that has questionable pension fund portfolios

A correspondent from Carbondale called our attention to the Colorado Public Employees Retirement Association’s investment in the GEO Group, which operates private prisons (“Teachers: PERA owns...

DATE: July 23, 2019 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Left and right fight for authenticity with words, voices and tweets

Words matter,” said Congressman Joaquin Castro on his website last week, as he introduced his bill which would strike the word “alien” in the Immigration and Nationality Act and replace it with...

DATE: July 22, 2019 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Giving it a shot: Can we force people to vaccinate?

We are not giving away secrets to say Thomas Jefferson was a peculiar man. His faults today are as well known as his virtues; both are ample. On the plus side of the ledger, he was the nearest...

DATE: July 19, 2019 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Take this thing from my paw

We live with two creamy orange cats – but not in the having-a-pet or litter box fashion. We think these two smallish felines were born outdoors last summer. We do not know anything about their...

DATE: July 18, 2019 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Colorado ICE protests mirror Trump bluster

In advance of the Immigration and Customs Enforcement actions that were supposed to take place in multiple cities across the U.S., including Denver, last weekend, more than 2,000 protesters marched...

DATE: July 16, 2019 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Have we got a deal for you on the border

SOMEWHERE IN IOWA – As the race for the 2020 Democratic nomination tightens, one imaginary candidate sees a way to break from the pack and calls a press conference at a Des Moines Holiday Inn. Good...

DATE: July 15, 2019 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Bad marks

When Betsy DeVos, the secretary of Education, visited Colorado Springs June 26 for a pro-school choice luncheon, she was greeted by children and adults “yelling obscenities and making nasty...

DATE: July 15, 2019 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

The ‘Betsy Ross’ flag symbolizes unity

Our Founding Fathers were not thinking about flags. There were many different ones throughout the colonies. One flag, however, developed a following. Betsy Ross, whether she designed it or simply...

DATE: July 12, 2019 | CATEGORY: Editorials

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