Opinion

Middle East situation might benefit from multiple envoys

JENIN, West Bank - In recent days, some have questioned whether Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was making a big mistake in appointing so many "special envoys," such as George Mitchell, to...

DATE: Feb. 5, 2009 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Tax traps

President Barack Obama is having trouble filling his Cabinet with people who have paid all the taxes they owe. That is a problem for Obama, who has been forced to acknowledge that he has "screwed...

DATE: Feb. 5, 2009 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Looking at Pres. Obama's options from the other Tehran

TEHRAN, Iran - At one of the embassies offering islands of peace from the gridlocked, grinding Iranian capital, a Western diplomat said this of United States and allied policy toward Iran: "You...

DATE: Feb. 4, 2009 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Use caution in backcountry

A Telluride-area skier last week was fortunate that a bad situation did not end in tragedy when an avalanche broke loose and carried him on a rock-ridden ride. His preparedness for and awareness of...

DATE: Feb. 4, 2009 | CATEGORY: Editorials

China's unemployment

On the other side of the globe, there is a large country that has unemployment issues that could mean trouble. Millions of workers who were employed in factories along China's coast making all the...

DATE: Feb. 4, 2009 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Cabinet picks

As he settles into office, President Barack Obama appears to have been selecting Cabinet members for their expertise and the collective diversity of philosophy, experience and background they...

DATE: Feb. 3, 2009 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Republican Party should go 'upscale' in its search for votes

There's a debate going on in some Republican circles about which groups of the electorate the party should target.This debate starts off with some uncomfortable realizations. One is that while John...

DATE: Feb. 2, 2009 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Editorial Cartoon

DATE: Feb. 2, 2009 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Middle class struggle

One of Joe Biden's first jobs as vice president is to convene a task force on the status of the middle class in America in the midst of the severe economic downturn. The expectation is, of course,...

DATE: Feb. 2, 2009 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Editorial Cartoon

DATE: Jan. 30, 2009 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Editorial Cartoon

DATE: Jan. 29, 2009 | CATEGORY: Editorials

No denying Snowdown

For more than two decades Durango has celebrated the end of January - and its accompanying cold weather, short days and general winter-weariness - with a half-week of irreverent, creative fun aimed...

DATE: Jan. 29, 2009 | CATEGORY: Editorials

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