Opinion

A day for freedom

Eighty years ago, in New York’s Madison Square Garden, 20,000 Americans in good standing assembled to hail speeches by politicians inveighing against Jews and to cheer martial presentations by...

DATE: Aug. 29, 2019 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Who’s calling me?

Several years ago, thinking we might have a use for a Google Voice account, we created one. It is basically an internet-based telephone service without a telephone: You get a number and you can...

DATE: Aug. 27, 2019 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Welcome home

When former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper dropped his bid for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination two weeks ago, it seemed obvious he would enter the Democrats’ Colorado primary race to...

DATE: Aug. 26, 2019 | CATEGORY: Editorials

We can do this

Renewable energy is on everyone’s mind these months, what with fossil fuels contributing to continuously higher temperatures around the globe. Disappearing glaciers, reduced crop yields, a shortage...

DATE: Aug. 23, 2019 | CATEGORY: Editorials

So long, old ice

On Sunday, in western Iceland, a funeral was held on a barren side of volcanic Ok mountain. Once it had been covered by the Okjökull glacier. The glacier’s birth date was not immediately available...

DATE: Aug. 21, 2019 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Boycott Everything

On Monday, the Trump administration was said to have “fired back” at Democrats “amid reports that they may be planning retaliatory moves in Congress” (our emphasis). These would be against the...

DATE: Aug. 20, 2019 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Elvis lives

On Aug. 16, 1977, Elvis Presley suddenly died, and now, in retrospect, the way Americans and the world absorbed that news says something about us that just may be enduring. By 1977, Elvis as...

DATE: Aug. 19, 2019 | CATEGORY: Editorials

A fine try

Today, we salute former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper. On Thursday, he exited the race for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination with the same aplomb we have come to expect from Hick at his...

DATE: Aug. 16, 2019 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Durango City Council takes a clear step toward keeping promises and faith

We were pleased as punch to see City Council moving ahead Tuesday with the creation of a board to oversee the way money will be spent from the April sales tax hike. Regular readers may recall this...

DATE: Aug. 15, 2019 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Still on that line: Fifty years ago, America turned to a man who needed a small vacation

It’s not true there had never been anything like it before. Fifty years ago, when “Wichita Lineman” was certified gold – the hit version of the song, the one sung by Glen Campbell – it was one of a...

DATE: Aug. 14, 2019 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Good old Joe

Joe Biden was justly praised for a speech he gave on the campaign trail in Iowa last week. He tried to take up the threads of all that had transpired in America in the days before. It was, he...

DATE: Aug. 12, 2019 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Colorado law not well understood

When President Trump in his speech Monday promoted “red flag” gun laws as a way to reduce gun violence, in the aftermath of two mass shootings last weekend, he was prescribing laws that have been...

DATE: Aug. 9, 2019 | CATEGORY: Editorials

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