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DATE: June 26, 2009 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Cap-and-trade bill

The facts surrounding global warming are dire no matter which direction we face. Looking back, a trend of increasing temperatures, more severe storm patterns, drought, elevating sea levels and...

DATE: June 26, 2009 | CATEGORY: Editorials

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DATE: June 25, 2009 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Green revolution in U.S. will do more for 'Green Revolution' in Iran

There has been a lot of worthless chatter about what President Barack Obama should say about Iran's incipient "Green Revolution." Sorry, but Iranian reformers don't need our praise. They need the...

DATE: June 25, 2009 | CATEGORY: Editorials

The state budget

Colorado lawmakers heard from two economists Monday and the news was not heartening. The recession has gotten worse and the state is facing the prospect of deepening deficits. At the same time, the...

DATE: June 25, 2009 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Health-care 'reformers' rejecting real change to the system

On May 12, the Senate Finance Committee held a hearing on health-care reform. There was a long table of 13 experts, and the vast majority agreed that ending the tax exemption on employer-provided...

DATE: June 24, 2009 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Health-care co-ops

In considering how to fund health-care needs in this country, including providing the 45 million or so uninsured with insurance, Washington is looking to the business sector and its employees....

DATE: June 24, 2009 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Grant to FLC offers worthy challenge

Fort Lewis College was sent an angel this week in the form of a $1 million grant from the Kresge Foundation. And the gift, if FLC donors respond the way Kresge intends, will mean more than $1.5...

DATE: June 24, 2009 | CATEGORY: Editorials

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DATE: June 23, 2009 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Industrial agriculture is endangering the health of Americans

Growing up on a farm near Yamhill, Ore., I quickly learned to appreciate the difference between fresh, home-grown foods and the commercial versions in the supermarket.Store-bought lettuce always...

DATE: June 23, 2009 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Political polarization

American political discussion about Iran since the recent election there has focused on three themes: It is bad over there. Americans cannot really comprehend what is going on and why. And the...

DATE: June 23, 2009 | CATEGORY: Editorials

All politics is turnout - and enthusiasm is key to success

Many psephologists - derived from the word for pebbles, which the ancient Greeks used as ballots - study who wins and loses elections. Lately, I've been looking more closely at turnout. For we live...

DATE: June 22, 2009 | CATEGORY: Editorials

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