Opinion

Failed drug war needs new language, focus to be effective

This year marks the 40th anniversary of President Richard Nixon's start of the war on drugs, and it now appears drugs have won."We've spent a trillion dollars prosecuting the war on drugs," Norm...

DATE: June 16, 2009 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Artifact raid

Utah's U.S. senators, Orrin Hatch and Bob Bennett, want an investigation into the actions of the federal agents who recently arrested two dozen people in the Four Corners. Residents of southeastern...

DATE: June 16, 2009 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Warts and all - learning to live with a high-definition world

WASHINGTON - Women are faking it in bedrooms all over America."When my husband says, 'Can you believe how much better this is?' I say, 'Yes, honey, it's amazing,'" one woman told me. "I really...

DATE: June 15, 2009 | CATEGORY: Editorials

McAllen, Texas, provides lesson in health-care costs

McAllen, Texas, spends more per person on health care than any other metropolitan area in America, except for Miami. Why would this poor border town spend $15,000 a year per Medicare enrollee?...

DATE: June 15, 2009 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Editorial Cartoon

DATE: June 15, 2009 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Uighurs in paradise

It is hard to know whether a group of prisoners being released from the U.S. prison at Guantanamo deserve an apology or if the whole business is really a Stephen Colbert routine. At best, it is an...

DATE: June 15, 2009 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Editorial Cartoon

DATE: June 14, 2009 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Health department

As the reconfigured leadership of the San Juan Basin Health Department determines whether the preventive health-care agency is operating as efficiently as it can, it is good to know that revenues...

DATE: June 13, 2009 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Editorial cartoon

DATE: June 12, 2009 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Denying what everyone knows: Judges make law

This is the season when lawyers left and right cross our fingers behind our backs and solemnly swear that judges don't make law.Conservatives insist they adhere to original intent. Liberals insist...

DATE: June 12, 2009 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Obama's health plan prompts questions - and qualms

Barack Obama has said he wants to pass a national health-care bill this year, with a government insurance policy option. Democratic congressional leaders have called for passage of such a bill...

DATE: June 12, 2009 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Drilling slowdown

When BP announced this week it has decommissioned one of the two drilling rigs it operates in La Plata County, there was every reason to be concerned about what that means for local employment and...

DATE: June 12, 2009 | CATEGORY: Editorials

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