Opinion

Say my name: Scandinavian countries have abandoned socialist policies

Socialism is fashionable. We hear from progressives there is no reason why the U.S. could not take a page from countries such as Sweden, Norway, Finland, Denmark and the U.K., and build a much...

DATE: Feb. 4, 2019 | CATEGORY: Editorials

And they’re back:

You may have grown accustomed, as we have, to hearing sad news about the animals with whom we share the planet. It sometimes seems we are all on the brink of extinction, owing to human activities...

DATE: Feb. 1, 2019 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Are we a state: Denver looks for national alignment

Before the 2018 midterm elections, Colorado was thought to be a purple state, with divided party control of the governorship and the two branches of the Legislature. After, it became one of 14...

DATE: Jan. 30, 2019 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Short circuit

There is a battle brewing in Wisconsin that could have lessons for anyone who cares about the future of renewable energy and combating climate change. Until now, much of the discussion about these...

DATE: Jan. 29, 2019 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Mr. Bennet in D.C.: He outdid himself and addressed a thirsty nation

One must have a heart of stone to have heard Michael Bennet on the floor of the Senate Thursday without wondering whether this, at last, could be the kind of leadership the country has been seeking...

DATE: Jan. 25, 2019 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Sell us: City leaders must show voters how tax hike will work

Last week, we weighed in on speculation that Durango city leaders would send another tax increase to the ballot, this time in April (“Don’t even : Lessons need to be learned from 2A defeat,” Jan....

DATE: Jan. 25, 2019 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Best disinfectant: Increasing local political disclosures should work

Durango’s City Council made a worthwhile decision recently to significantly lower the threshold at which the source of political issue contributions must be made public. With the council’s action,...

DATE: Jan. 24, 2019 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Roger Federer: What we hear now is time’s winged chariot at his back

When Roger Federer tumbled out of the fourth round of the Australian Open last Sunday, we winced. Federer has lost big matches before, some famously, and although he is 37, old for a champion, we...

DATE: Jan. 22, 2019 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Food fight: The president seeks the last mouthful

The 2019 Trump State of the Union takes place at the Clemson University stadium in South Carolina, on a stage in the end zone. Isn’t this terrific? This is terrific. I would so much prefer to be...

DATE: Jan. 21, 2019 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Forecast cloudy: Shutdown makes predictions worse

Weather forecasting is getting worse because of the government shutdown, from Durango to Dallas, Duluth to Detroit. You might have noticed that already, although the connection has been...

DATE: Jan. 18, 2019 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Don’t even: Lessons need to be learned from 2A defeat

We noted with interest that Durango City Council, after it met Tuesday , is moving toward putting another tax increase on the ballot, this time in April. That would be just five months after the...

DATE: Jan. 17, 2019 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Early bird special: There’s a way to make Snowdown even better

With Durango in the midst of winter, which has so far brought snow, it means that the community’s largest celebration, Snowdown, is close at hand. Two weeks from now, the event will be off to a...

DATE: Jan. 15, 2019 | CATEGORY: Editorials

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