Why impeach? Delegates to the Constitutional Convention had some distinct ideas about that.

When the 55 delegates to the Constitutional Convention assembled in Philadelphia in 1787 to frame the American government, they were operating with one big assumption: Gen. George Washington,...

DATE: Oct. 15, 2019 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Greta Thunberg wants you to stop counting tweets

We were reading the Washington Post energy newsletter last week when we were arrested by this: “Sunrise Movement to score 2020 candidates on Green New Deal – and yes, tweets count.” The Sunrise...

DATE: Oct. 14, 2019 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Endorsements: For school board, Herald chooses experience

Stephanie Moran, who has taught at virtually every educational level, is seeking a second elected term on the School District 9-R Board of Education. Moran has made education her career, with her...

DATE: Oct. 12, 2019 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Endorsements: Propositions DD is easy. CC is a little harder.

When voters see their ballots for this fall’s election, which are due to be mailed Friday, they will encounter two propositions, labeled CC and DD, which make changes to state law. CC would let the...

DATE: Oct. 10, 2019 | CATEGORY: Editorials

What if we’re pouring time and money into the wrong solutions?

You may have noticed that Durango shepherded part of its small homeless population at the end of September from an area near the Tech Center, where they were not supposed to camp, to a new site...

DATE: Oct. 9, 2019 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Our view: Proposed city budget raises questions

City staff proposed a 2020 budget to Durango City Council last week (“Durango 2020 draft budget increases employee salary, library funding ,” Oct. 3), publishing it an hour before the Tuesday...

DATE: Oct. 7, 2019 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Democrats can and must hold this president accountable now

If the arguments for and against the impeachment of President Donald Trump are not countless, they feel that way, but almost none of that matters now, late in the third year of his presidency. It...

DATE: Oct. 4, 2019 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Here is a golden chance to build the world on four paws. Well, eight paws.

What difference does the life of one stray cat make, or even the lives of two? We have been mulling that, owing to the entrance of two wild orange cats in our lives and then, lately, their exit to...

DATE: Oct. 3, 2019 | CATEGORY: Editorials

This is the greatest time of the year – get some before it’s gone

Bliss was it in that dawn to be alive,” said the poet Wordsworth, writing of the French Revolution a decade later – which goes to show that poets are not to be trusted about politics; but the...

DATE: Oct. 1, 2019 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Where’s the fix?

The Parked series of articles produced by a variety of Colorado news media, including the Herald, which appeared in print and online in the Herald last week, were devoted to the pressures that...

DATE: Sept. 27, 2019 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Adieu to Mr. LeBlanc

The drawn-out and nearly sordid drama of soon-to-be-former Durango City Manager Ron LeBlanc and the City Council finally reached a fevered pitch Tuesday and was lanced with the council voting...

DATE: Sept. 26, 2019 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Priced out

You may have seen the recent series Parked: Half the American Dream the Herald has been running, about Colorado mobile home parks; it launched in the paper last Monday, and an even fuller version...

DATE: Sept. 24, 2019 | CATEGORY: Editorials

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