Opinion

Modern times, the ideal of dignity embodied by Washington

When George Washington was a young man, he copied out a list of 110 "Rules of Civility and Decent Behavior in Company and Conversation." Some of the rules in his list dealt with the niceties of...

DATE: July 8, 2009 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Robert McNamara

Robert McNamara, who died Monday at 93, lived a life that could have been written by Shakespeare or Euripides. He was a brilliant and accomplished man, a decent man by most accounts, who will be...

DATE: July 8, 2009 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Model for health care worth a look

Health-care cooperatives, membership-owned and with elected governing boards, are receiving some attention in Washington. While the larger debate is whether a government-funded insurance plan would...

DATE: July 8, 2009 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Editorial cartoon

DATE: July 7, 2009 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Jackson's creepy demeanor symbolic of his stardom's era

Meeting Michael Jackson back in the mid-1980s was one of the creepier experiences of my life. I was an editor at The Daily News and had to present him with an award in a large room with just a...

DATE: July 7, 2009 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Best children's books ever can keep kids' IQs up over summer

So how will your kids spend this summer? Building sand castles at the beach? Swimming at summer camp? Shedding IQ points?In educating myself this spring about education, I was aghast to learn that...

DATE: July 7, 2009 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Sarah Palin

When former Republican vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin announced last Friday that she soon would resign as Alaska's governor, no one seemed to know what she intended to do instead.Maybe she...

DATE: July 7, 2009 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Dems would be foolish to abuse power of new supermajority

WASHINGTON - Now that the Minnesota Supreme Court has ended the long count on the 2008 Senate race by awarding the seat to Al Franken, Democrats - at least on paper - have the power to pass...

DATE: July 6, 2009 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Try an NTSB-like adviser to warn of financial risks

One policy of the Obama administration that understandably has attracted little public attention is its proposal to make the Federal Reserve a "systemic risk regulator." It's a well-intentioned...

DATE: July 6, 2009 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Editorial Cartoon

DATE: July 6, 2009 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Durango crime

In response to questions from the City Council, the Durango Police Department recently completed an analysis of local crime statistics. It is a worthwhile effort for which Police Chief David Felice...

DATE: July 6, 2009 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Editorial cartoon

DATE: July 5, 2009 | CATEGORY: Editorials

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