Opinion

Bankruptcy

In 2005, Congress passed legislation that placed tougher restrictions on the circumstances under which an individual could file for bankruptcy protection and discharge unpayable debts.Among other...

DATE: March 24, 2009 | CATEGORY: Editorials

D.C.'s reform-minded school chief deserves Obama's support

WASHINGTON - The most unlikely figure in the struggle to reform America's education system right now is Michelle Rhee.She's a Korean-American chancellor of schools in a city that is mostly...

DATE: March 24, 2009 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Card check: Good legislation for unions, bad for America

The Obama administration's budget is full of proposals that threaten to weaken our staggering economy. Higher taxes on high earners and reduced deductions for their charitable contributions and...

DATE: March 23, 2009 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Editorial Cartoon

DATE: March 23, 2009 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Health care

Finding solutions to the shortage of primary-care providers in La Plata County has proved increasingly elusive during the last several years, despite the unyielding efforts of a dedicated group of...

DATE: March 23, 2009 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Trivial pursuit: Focusing on bonuses ignores real problems

WASHINGTON - A $14 trillion economy hangs by a thread composed of (a) a comically cynical, pitchfork-wielding Congress, (b) a hopelessly understaffed, stumbling Obama administration, and (c) $165...

DATE: March 20, 2009 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Editorial Cartoon

DATE: March 20, 2009 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Tax sense

Monday, the Colorado Supreme Court said that the 2007 School Finance Act is constitutional. The ruling was a victory for the state's schools, which should continue to benefit from increased levels...

DATE: March 20, 2009 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Editorial Cartoon

DATE: March 19, 2009 | CATEGORY: Editorials

To spur recovery, Obama will have hard but necessary sell

When you hear a sitting U.S. senator call for brokers to commit suicide, you know the anger level in America is reaching a Bonfire of the Vanities, get-out-the-pitchforks danger level. It is...

DATE: March 19, 2009 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Air quality

Colorado is a state full of icons. The Rocky Mountains and the aspen groves that grow on their slopes; the elk herds and bighorn sheep that delight tourists and residents alike; the rivers and...

DATE: March 19, 2009 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Country is taking rare break from centuries-long gospel of success

Over the centuries, the United States has been most conspicuous for one trait: manic energy. Americans work longer hours than any other people. We switch jobs more frequently, move more often, earn...

DATE: March 18, 2009 | CATEGORY: Editorials