Opinion

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

Lebanese elections show possibility for shift toward moderate politics

I confess. I'm a sucker for free and fair elections. It warms my heart to watch people drop ballots in a box to express their will, especially in a region where that so rarely happens. So I came to...

DATE: June 11, 2009 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Editorial Cartoon

DATE: June 11, 2009 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Judicial bias

In a 1964 case, then-Supreme Court Justice Potter Stewart applied what he called his "Casablanca test." As a Navy lieutenant in World War II, Stewart had seen hard-core pornography that seamen had...

DATE: June 11, 2009 | CATEGORY: Editorials

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