Opinion

Swine flu testing our ability to mount a 21st-century response

In these post-Cold War days, we don't face a single concentrated threat. We face a series of decentralized, transnational threats: jihadi terrorism, a global financial crisis, global warming,...

DATE: April 29, 2009 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Specter's switch

Sen. Arlen Specter of Pennsylvania has a reputation as something of a political chameleon. In leaving the Republican party Tuesday to join the Democrats, he was reversing his move to the GOP made...

DATE: April 29, 2009 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Editorial Cartoon

DATE: April 28, 2009 | CATEGORY: Editorials

editorial cartoon

DATE: April 27, 2009 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Obama lets Congress - and lobbyists - do the heavy lifting

The balance between the executive and legislative branches in writing laws has changed over the centuries.In the 19th century, Sen. Stephen Douglas wrote the Kansas-Nebraska Act, with President...

DATE: April 27, 2009 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Death and cigarettes

Although she normally can be counted on as a voice for reason and good judgment, state Rep. Ellen Roberts, R-Durango, got two votes wrong last week.In both cases, it would appear party politics won...

DATE: April 27, 2009 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Editorial Cartoon

DATE: April 26, 2009 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Gas and oil rules

For the first time, Colorado has a multifaceted set of rules regulating the drilling of gas and oil wells in the state. Among other things, the regulations attempt to prevent the degradation of...

DATE: April 26, 2009 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Natural-gas rate cut welcome

Southwest Colorado residents got some pleasing news earlier this month when Atmos Energy Corp. asked the Colorado Public Utilities Commission to approve a rate cut on the natural gas it delivers to...

DATE: April 26, 2009 | CATEGORY: Editorials

In education, United States a nation alarmingly in decline

Speaking of financial crises and how they can expose weak companies and weak countries, Warren Buffett once famously quipped that "only when the tide goes out do you find out who is not wearing a...

DATE: April 23, 2009 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Editorial Cartoon

DATE: April 23, 2009 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Pulitzer Prizes

The public's opinion of journalism and journalists tends to turn on whether a name was misspelled, how a story portrayed a friend or relative and, of course, allegations of political...

DATE: April 23, 2009 | CATEGORY: Editorials

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