Opinion

Our view: The perfect winter song in Southern Colorado

Eight years ago this winter, NPR launched a series of winter songs. “The songs we turn to during winter months are as distinct from the light, joyous anthems of summer as tank tops and shorts are...

DATE: Dec. 30, 2019 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Our view: Our year in Opinion

We found much to praise in 2019: that citizens were demanding Durango be 100% renewable in electricity by 2050, that Monarch butterflies were recovering, Cokie Roberts’ life in journalism and that...

DATE: Dec. 26, 2019 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Our view: President’s homelessness czar could surprise us

The National Law Center on Homelessness & Poverty, a D.C.-based nonprofit which calls itself the only national legal group dedicated to ending and preventing homelessness, has just released an...

DATE: Dec. 24, 2019 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Our view: On student loan debt, it’s time to exhume Milton Friedman

In 1946, the future Nobel laureate economist Milton Friedman was in his first year on the faculty of the University of Chicago and had just co-authored a pamphlet attacking rent controls, “Roofs or...

DATE: Dec. 23, 2019 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Our view: Could we really reintroduce wolves?

We were hiking once just outside Anchorage, Alaska, skirting the Chugach Mountains as we circled a valley in the early afternoon. From the woods on our far side, we heard one, and then two and...

DATE: Dec. 20, 2019 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Bombs away

Holy cow was that some ad for the Colorado Senate primary that Andrew Romanoff set loose in the world Monday. If it has not already come to you on Facebook, you might go to it, on YouTube, and...

DATE: Dec. 19, 2019 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Our view: The last time the Senate tried a president, it was ugly

Only one elected president has been impeached, and tried in the Senate: Bill Clinton. With the House on the verge of impeaching President Donald Trump 21 years later and with a Senate trial almost...

DATE: Dec. 17, 2019 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Our view: Were the British voters speaking to us?

Very early Friday morning, in the dark, when most sensible Coloradans were asleep and a few were listening to the BBC, Boris Johnson, the leader of Britain’s Conservative party, stepped before...

DATE: Dec. 16, 2019 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Die, coyote, die

We were driving one evening on the lip of a mesa in northern New Mexico, above Medanales and the Chama River, when we were struck by the silhouette of a fine coyote. He was standing with his back...

DATE: Dec. 13, 2019 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Our view: Afghanistan is our new quagmire – and it’s not even new

The Washington Post had a coup this week when it published “The Afghanistan Papers ,” a secret history of the U.S.-led war against the Taliban there. As with the Pentagon Papers, the conclusion...

DATE: Dec. 12, 2019 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Our view: Pity the poor voters

In May of 1940, the Nazi war machine moved westward. On May 19, Charles Lindbergh, the popular aviator, gave a U.S. radio address in which he said Americans had nothing to fear. “The only reason...

DATE: Dec. 10, 2019 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Our view: Socialism still riles our Democratic candidates

We are entering the end of the beginning of presidential primary season, which is something like a qualifying tournament for places in another qualifying tournament for a spot in the championships....

DATE: Dec. 9, 2019 | CATEGORY: Editorials

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