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DATE: Aug. 4, 2009 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Health-care reform

In the early 1990s, the debate about health-care reform somehow became all about Hillary Rodham Clinton. She was going to take away patients' choice of physicians. She was going to force socialized...

DATE: Aug. 4, 2009 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Waxman-Markey bill will do little to reduce need for foreign oil

WASHINGTON - What's in a name? A bit of deception when it comes to the American Clean Energy and Security Act.A more accurate title might be: the American Clean Energy and Less Security Act.To get...

DATE: Aug. 3, 2009 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Editorial Cartoon

DATE: Aug. 3, 2009 | CATEGORY: Editorials

County land purchase

For a number of years, there has been discussion and debate about whether and where to relocate La Plata County offices, including the courthouse. Those considerations have intensified recently...

DATE: Aug. 3, 2009 | CATEGORY: Editorials

House right to extend 'clunkers'

The clunkers plan is the kind of economic stimulus that could do some immediate good. Its benefits are multifaceted, its cost is - at least in the context of the stimulus package - relatively low,...

DATE: Aug. 2, 2009 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Health-care overhaul

Each week spent by Congress shaping a plan that will provide better, lower-cost health care for more Americans brings signs that they are moving toward a successful outcome. Not perfect, but a big...

DATE: Aug. 2, 2009 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Editorial Cartoon

DATE: July 31, 2009 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Barack Obama has aura but doesn't know how to legislate

Aura dazzles, but argument gets things done. Consider the debate about the Democrats' health-care bill and the increasingly negative response to Barack Obama's performance. Democrats have the...

DATE: July 31, 2009 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Unhinged opposition

President Barack Obama has supporters and detractors. That sort of disagreement is an integral part of politics, and is particularly focused in a two-party system that combines head of state and...

DATE: July 31, 2009 | CATEGORY: Editorials

59 as the new 30: Watson's life-affirming lesson in possibilities

Last April, I took a break to caddy for the former U.S. Open champion Andy North when he teamed up with Tom Watson to defend their title in the two-man Liberty Mutual Legends of Golf tournament in...

DATE: July 30, 2009 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Editorial Cartoon

DATE: July 30, 2009 | CATEGORY: Editorials

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