Opinion

Planners notwithstanding, Americans not up for Amsterdam

You may not know it to look at them, but urban planners are human and have dreams. One dream many share is that Americans will give up their love affair with suburban sprawl and will rediscover...

DATE: Feb. 18, 2009 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Michael Bennet

Michael Bennet, Colorado's newest U.S. senator, made a good impression in Durango last weekend. He drew a large crowd at the public library, and with The Durango Herald's Editorial Board (and...

DATE: Feb. 18, 2009 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Red Cross deserves support

The American Red Cross fills a vital and often unheralded role in the United States as the organization that assists families when disaster strikes. That aid comes during times when people most...

DATE: Feb. 18, 2009 | CATEGORY: Editorials

The real lessons of the New Deal and the Great Depression

"Not since the Great Depression." "Not since the 1930s." You hear those phrases a lot these days, and with some reason. So, it may be worthwhile to look back at Franklin Roosevelt's New Deal and...

DATE: Feb. 16, 2009 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Editorial Cartoon

DATE: Feb. 16, 2009 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Idaho mine

The Durango area owes much of its history to mining, and with that debt comes all that the industry entails: the boom times as well as the busts; the benefits and the consequences. As mineral...

DATE: Feb. 16, 2009 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Editorial Cartoon

DATE: Feb. 13, 2009 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Rescue Waggin'

The La Plata County Humane Society has had its share of controversy over the years. From organizational quarrels to a pet owner wrongly equating it to a death camp for dogs, a group that exists...

DATE: Feb. 13, 2009 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Welcoming highly skilled immigrants would aid economic recovery

BANGALORE, India - Leave it to a brainy Indian to come up with the cheapest and surest way to stimulate our economy: immigration."All you need to do is grant visas to 2 million Indians, Chinese and...

DATE: Feb. 12, 2009 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Editorial Cartoon

DATE: Feb. 12, 2009 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Flag-draped coffins

Monday, a reporter asked President Barack Obama if he would reverse the policy banning news organizations from taking pictures of flag-draped coffins containing the remains of U.S. military...

DATE: Feb. 12, 2009 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Obama showed calm and cool on a no-good, very bad day

Tuesday was a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day for Barack Obama.First, his appointee for White House chief performance officer resigned, apparently because she had failed to pay...

DATE: Feb. 9, 2009 | CATEGORY: Editorials

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