Opinion

Recession ending

The developing consensus among economists seems to be that the recession is over, or at least ending. That is good news, of course, but exactly what it means depends as much on perspective and...

DATE: Aug. 13, 2009 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Republicans' treatment of Sotomayor a gift to Democrats

SAN DIEGO - During his recent HBO special, "Tall, Dark and Chicano," comedian George Lopez tore a hole in the Big Tent. Incensed that 31 Senate Republicans had voted against Sonia Sotomayor's...

DATE: Aug. 12, 2009 | CATEGORY: Editorials

A-LP water

In the West, residents are learning to get along with less water. Lawns are smaller or nonexistent, hotel towels are reused. In times of drought, farmers water on alternate days and is available in...

DATE: Aug. 12, 2009 | CATEGORY: Editorials

'Stranded' passengers like prisoners

Most travelers have stories involving long delays, canceled flights, lost luggage and the like. But the idea of passengers "stranded" for hours in airplanes parked away from the gates at airports...

DATE: Aug. 12, 2009 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Original Louise regrets role in helping kill health-care reform

Louise Caire Clark is making a karmic comeback.Fifteen years after she starred in the infamous Harry and Louise ads - the televised spots that are generally credited with having turned the tide of...

DATE: Aug. 11, 2009 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Editorial Cartoon

DATE: Aug. 11, 2009 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Bear sense

It is the time of year when bears are on the move. Between now and the first snowfalls, they require a lot of calories to power them through the long, cold Colorado winter. They make wide foraging...

DATE: Aug. 11, 2009 | CATEGORY: Editorials

To succeed with health care, Obama must recapture passion

There's a famous Norman Rockwell painting titled "Freedom of Speech," depicting an idealized American town meeting. The painting, part of a series illustrating FDR's "Four Freedoms," shows an...

DATE: Aug. 10, 2009 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Editorial Cartoon

DATE: Aug. 10, 2009 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Postal service

There are numerous businesses that have been forced to operate differently in this economy: Lower revenues have meant reduced work hours and a hiring freeze, underutilized equipment, combined...

DATE: Aug. 10, 2009 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Sotomayor important as woman as much as for ethnicity

WASHING-TON - When Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina was explaining his decision to become one of the nine Republicans to support the nomination of Judge Sonia Sotomayor, he said it was made...

DATE: Aug. 9, 2009 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Wilderness

Rep. John Salazar and his staff have come up with a proposal to significantly increase the amount of Southwest Colorado land designated wilderness or otherwise protected. It deserves almost...

DATE: Aug. 9, 2009 | CATEGORY: Editorials

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