Opinion

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

Editorial Cartoon

DATE: June 22, 2009 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Saving sunflowers

Sunflower growers for the new bioenergy plant in Dove Creek are dealing with pests larger than most that find opportunity in a farmer's crops.They are deer and elk, and they have a liking for...

DATE: June 22, 2009 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Editorial Cartoon

DATE: June 21, 2009 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Tourism offers hope for economy

There is no getting around the grim economic indicators in the news last week. In particular, Durango sales-tax collections for the month of May (reflecting April sales) were down more than 15...

DATE: June 21, 2009 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Obama and Iran

President Barack Obama is being derided for not speaking out more forcefully about the situation in Iran. With the streets of Tehran full of protesters angry about last week's obviously fraudulent...

DATE: June 21, 2009 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Editorial cartoon

DATE: June 19, 2009 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Former lawmakers outline a possible path to health-care reform

WASHINGTON - Fifteen years ago, when Democratic Sen. Tom Daschle was running interference for the Clintons' effort at health-care reform, his goal in life was to enlist Sen. Bob Dole, the hugely...

DATE: June 19, 2009 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Showing support

A Durango police officer was arrested last week on suspicion of domestic violence - specifically, misdemeanor harassment - and, like all those who are similarly charged, Travis Carpenter faced an...

DATE: June 19, 2009 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Iranian election shows the emergence of the virtual mosque

Watching events unfolding in Tehran raises three intriguing questions for me: Is Facebook to Iran's Moderate Revolution what the mosque was to Iran's Islamic Revolution? Is Twitter to Iranian...

DATE: June 18, 2009 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Health-care reform

There are very few people who would argue against the premise that the current health-care system in America is either viable or functional. The consensus ends there, though, and the process for...

DATE: June 18, 2009 | CATEGORY: Editorials

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