Opinion

Caroline Kennedy's departure marks decline of another dynasty

The dynasties are disappearing.The latest proof came when Caroline Kennedy, the only daughter of John and Jackie Kennedy, dramatically removed herself as a possible replacement for Hillary Rodham...

DATE: Jan. 26, 2009 | CATEGORY: Editorials

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DATE: Jan. 26, 2009 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Lease sale delay

La Plata County residents are no strangers to gas and oil development in their backyards. Drill rigs, well heads, compressor stations and service trucks have become increasingly prevalent features...

DATE: Jan. 26, 2009 | CATEGORY: Editorials

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DATE: Jan. 23, 2009 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Obama must not squander opportunity of the moment

For one day, for one hour, let us take a bow as a country. Nearly 233 years after our founding, 144 years after the close of our Civil War and 46 years after Martin Luther King's "I Have a Dream"...

DATE: Jan. 22, 2009 | CATEGORY: Editorials

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DATE: Jan. 22, 2009 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Obama's No. 1 job

President Barack Obama has a lot on his plate. But his first priority should be to look at his own job description. Over the last eight years, it has been badly warped.Obama needs to figure out...

DATE: Jan. 22, 2009 | CATEGORY: Editorials

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DATE: Jan. 21, 2009 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Obama hopes to end Disruption with politics of cohesion

In 1962, Daniel Bell published a book called The End of Ideology. The title struck a nerve because it reflected the view, common at the time, that the United States was about to leave behind the...

DATE: Jan. 21, 2009 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Chickens belong in town

The Durango City Council has to make its share of important decisions that will affect how the city spends taxpayers' money, what the city will look like in years to come - both in terms of size...

DATE: Jan. 21, 2009 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Welcome Mr. President

In President Barack Obama's superb inaugural address Tuesday, he showed he recognizes the needs of the people on this planet, the weakened economy, the wars and the environmental challenges, and is...

DATE: Jan. 21, 2009 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Bush's biggest failure was not asking all Americans to sacrifice

In his valedictory interview with the White House press corps and in his farewell address to the nation, President Bush struck a more reflective tone than during most of his two terms in office. He...

DATE: Jan. 19, 2009 | CATEGORY: Editorials