Opinion

Are they ready?

Elizabeth Warren, the senator from Massachusetts, got our attention very early in the race for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination – at the beginning of this year , when she declared –...

DATE: June 27, 2019 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Leave the Holocaust out of everything

The internet was aflame this week with people denouncing the inhumanity of conditions in which asylum-seeking families and unaccompanied minors are being held near the U.S. southern border. Of all...

DATE: June 27, 2019 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Supremes strike blow for First Amendment

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday shored up free speech when it ruled the federal Department of Commerce could not regulate expression through the Patent and Trademark Office. This seems like...

DATE: June 26, 2019 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Puppy eyes

There is a fascinating new study published last week in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, and we are grateful to The Atlantic for reporting so well on it, because the topic is...

DATE: June 25, 2019 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Effort to recall Gov. Polis is premature

We had our reservations about Jared Polis in the governor’s race last fall. Now that he is the governor, some have been eased by his conduct on matters of policy. He is not the radical progressive...

DATE: June 24, 2019 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Horses held

La Plata County is in an interesting spot. Its commissioners and independent finance committee have said it needs to raise taxes to pay for services sooner or later. On Thursday, the Denver Post...

DATE: June 24, 2019 | CATEGORY: Editorials

The panic over GMOs was overblown

In 2014, Colorado voters considered a proposition to label genetically modified foods where they were sold. Sixty-five percent said “no,” a crushing defeat for a progressive initiative in a purple...

DATE: June 24, 2019 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Lights, camera...

If Southwest Colorado shopped on the Front Range rather than in Albuquerque, Denver’s TV stations would be eager to extend their signals to this corner of the state. But Southwest Colorado does...

DATE: June 21, 2019 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Coloradans can unleash the pols

On Monday, the Colorado Supreme Court gave a green light to a 2020 ballot question seeking to repeal the Taxpayer Bill of Rights, or TABOR – up or down, yes or no. So already we have something to...

DATE: June 18, 2019 | CATEGORY: Editorials

We need to talk

We were briefly discombobulated Monday morning after a Herald reporter spotted a draft resolution on the website of Durango School District 9-R, prepared by administrators for the signature of the...

DATE: June 18, 2019 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Fawning all over

Last Wednesday afternoon in Craig, the little city in northern Colorado, an 85-year-old woman was walking her dog near Sunset Meadows, behind the elementary school, when she came upon a doe with...

DATE: June 18, 2019 | CATEGORY: Editorials

That old magic: Bob Dylan is timelessly alive

One thing we always wondered: When Bob Dylan was growing up in the 1940s in Hibbing, Minnesota, in the home of his parents, Abe and Beatty Zimmerman, and one of his schoolmates had a birthday and...

DATE: June 17, 2019 | CATEGORY: Editorials

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