Opinion

Our view: We are ashamed

One measure of how things could turn further for the worse amid a pandemic came with the waves of civil unrest that consumed city after American city last weekend. Not only were thoughts of social...

DATE: June 2, 2020 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Our view: Philip Roth exposed again

If you have ever wondered what becomes of the products of purely happy childhoods, one answer seems to be they become deeply committed artists like Philip Roth. The prolific American writer...

DATE: June 1, 2020 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Our view: Let’s do this mall

Durango’s restaurant owners are creative. Not only are there a lot of them, but they provide a variety of menus, service style, prices and inside décor. Give the downtown locations some additional...

DATE: May 29, 2020 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Our view: Always pay the soldiers

So much trouble in the future could be avoided if we could only learn from the past and heed the dicta: Pay the troops – and pay their bonuses. The practice of paying deferred bonuses to soldiers...

DATE: May 29, 2020 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Our view: Roger Taney never knew what hit him

Abraham Lincoln had a history with Roger B. Taney stretching well back from May 27, 1861, the Monday Taney rebuked him. Taney, scion of a wealthy, slave-holding family in Maryland, was a lawyer and...

DATE: May 27, 2020 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Our view: You should be in pictures

If you have spent much time on social media lately – that would be Social Media 2.0: The Quarantine Version – you may have seen posts of people who have used their unlooked-for time at home to pose...

DATE: May 25, 2020 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Our view: Start wrangling the volts

We look forward to the results of Durango’s electric vehicle readiness plan, which is close to being delivered (“Durango charges forward on electric vehicle readiness ,” May 15). In conjunction...

DATE: May 23, 2020 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Our view: It’s all about masking now

Durangoans are known for their generosity in time and money. We have not seen any calculations that affirm that community quality, but it is in the air. Happily wait for a driver to pull out of a...

DATE: May 22, 2020 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Our view: The wisdom of just doing something

In early 1932, Franklin Roosevelt’s advisors were divided about how he should approach the fall election even before he won the Democratic nomination. Fresh off re-election as New York’s governor,...

DATE: May 21, 2020 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Our view: We can’t think of a worse time for this

Not to be deterred – because really, what is there to deter a party when it has majorities in both houses of the state Legislature, if it is neither rain nor heat nor gloom of night nor a rabid...

DATE: May 20, 2020 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Our view: The Mirage master disappears

There is an unwritten rule in journalism that reporters must never misrepresent themselves, which is adhered to except when it isn’t: Think of any undercover investigation you’ve seen, like the...

DATE: May 18, 2020 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Our view: More transparency needed on local virus response

We had gone quite a ways without a single death from COVID-19 in La Plata County when we discovered last weekend we had our first. Unfortunately – perhaps – that was all we were able to discover....

DATE: May 15, 2020 | CATEGORY: Editorials

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