Opinion

Our view: Don’t swallow Colorado health care propaganda

No one likes to be fooled. Yet there seems to be an entire industry that has grown up around the proposition that when it comes to public policy, particularly about health care, the American people...

DATE: Jan. 20, 2020 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Our view: Keeping score on Trump’s impeachment trial

As the trial of President Trump ramped up Thursday, senators were sworn in by Chief Justice John Roberts, marking the third impeachment trial in the nation’s long, continuous history. Senators like...

DATE: Jan. 17, 2020 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Our view: Drivers, stop looking at your phones!

Anyone on the roads today who does not realize distracted driving is a problem is probably distracted. Motorists who do not drive while talking on a hand-held phone are in the minority. Besides...

DATE: Jan. 16, 2020 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Our view: On the streets of Tehran, a gasp of truth

The most extraordinary sounds and sights have been reaching us from Iran over the last several days, unlike almost anything the outside world has seen since the Iranian revolution, 41 years ago,...

DATE: Jan. 15, 2020 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Our view: Shame on who?

Americans and much of the world have been treated lately to the specter of war and the theater of brinkmanship. There also have been seemingly no end of experts on the Mideast who tell us things...

DATE: Jan. 14, 2020 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Our view: We need to hear more about this city budget boondoggle

Waiting can make people anxious whether it means standing in line or anticipating the messiah. Lately, we have been a little jumpy about the city of Durango, which is usually expressed in terms...

DATE: Jan. 13, 2020 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Our view: Deep purple looks good on us

Robert Frost once wrote a very short poem: We dance round in a ring and suppose, But the Secret sits in the middle and knows. This is worth remembering as we look at the Colorado electorate and...

DATE: Jan. 10, 2020 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Our view: Democrats join the fake news biz

One would think we all would have had enough of fake news by now, but to hear some purveyors tell it, the need for it has grown along with the fake news, and making more of it is urgent if we are...

DATE: Jan. 9, 2020 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Our view: We’re getting these words wrong

One of the things that puzzles us is the confusion we sometimes see over the word “entitlement.” This fuzziness should not exist. “Entitlement” is not a term of art, such as lawyers sometimes use...

DATE: Jan. 7, 2020 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Our view: What if the veep testified?

There is a branch of fiction and history, counter-factual history, in which we rerun historical events while changing key variables, such as who won World War II. That was the general outline of...

DATE: Jan. 6, 2020 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Our view: A helpless blunder at The New York Times

The website of New York magazine posted an intriguing piece not long ago by columnist Andrew Sullivan, “The New York Times Has Abandoned Liberalism for Activism .” The occasion was the debut in the...

DATE: Jan. 3, 2020 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Our view: The year ahead

Events in La Plata County deliver almost endless topics on which to opine, and 2020 will no different. Election candidates, of course, which The Herald’s editorial board will address last....

DATE: Jan. 2, 2020 | CATEGORY: Editorials

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