Opinion

Our view: Socialism still riles our Democratic candidates

We are entering the end of the beginning of presidential primary season, which is something like a qualifying tournament for places in another qualifying tournament for a spot in the championships....

DATE: Dec. 9, 2019 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Our view: ‘The Report’ lays bare our national soul

Watching the new Amazon movie “The Report,” which began streaming online last week, is an unusually painless way to discharge some of your civic duty. It is a dry and able dramatization of the life...

DATE: Dec. 6, 2019 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Our view: These city ‘errors’ are whoppers

There is more than meets the eye with this new city budget, which was approved on a 3-2 vote by City Council Tuesday (“Durango trims budget to $87M in 2020 ,” Dec. 3). We say this with confidence...

DATE: Dec. 5, 2019 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Our view: Presidents can’t withhold aid Congress appropriates. Blame Nixon.

Only Congress can make laws, and it has the even greater power of the purse, to pay for them. Everything else is basically reserved to the executive. Logically, if a president cannot spend money,...

DATE: Dec. 3, 2019 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Our view: On climate, hope’s death has been exaggerated

Last Tuesday morning, on the heels of the release of a new U.N. report on emissions and climate change, NPR host Rachel Martin had a climate policy expert, Elliot Diringer, on Morning Edition ....

DATE: Dec. 2, 2019 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Our view: 500 years later, does the Conquest of Mexico matter?

One of the things that has us scratching our heads lately is that so little attention has been paid to the quincentennial of the conquest of Mexico. Five hundred years is an auspiciously long and...

DATE: Nov. 29, 2019 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Our view: Can a forgery reveal the truth?

Eighty years ago, Han van Meegeren, a middle-class Dutch artist leading an increasingly luxurious lifestyle owing to his success as a forger, left his estate in France and returned to the...

DATE: Nov. 28, 2019 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Our view: This Thursday, we can thank Sarah Hale – a feminist

Days of thanksgiving have been celebrated in North America going back at least to the 17th century, and almost certainly before that. The Thanksgiving we celebrate in modern times, however, really...

DATE: Nov. 26, 2019 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Our view: The primary fight against Hickenlooper smolders

In the Democratic primary race for U.S. Senate in Colorado, to see who will have the opportunity to take on the incumbent, Republican Cory Gardner, in 2020, former Gov. John Hickenlooper has been...

DATE: Nov. 25, 2019 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Our view: Lockers for the homeless? Why, yes

Among the many indignities of modern commercial air travel, besides the unconscionable expense and contribution to global warming, is having to hump all your possessions like a sore-backed Sherpa...

DATE: Nov. 22, 2019 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Our view: To understand America, solve for Dolly

When God made Dolly Parton, she broke the mold. A singer-songwriter with a lush voice and a sharp style, Parton notched the biggest hit of all time sung by another: “I Will Always Love You.”...

DATE: Nov. 21, 2019 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Our view: Another go-round with plastic bags

Woody Allen observed that 80% of success is showing up. It seems like an ageless truth, proven again Tuesday when activists asked City Council to pass an ordinance eliminating the use of some kinds...

DATE: Nov. 21, 2019 | CATEGORY: Editorials

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