Opinion

Our view: Move along, flatlanders

It’s been more than a week since we heard about the orders out of Gunnison and we are still wondering what to make of them. Early in April, the county of our neighbor to the north issued a public...

DATE: April 23, 2020 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Our view: State shouldn’t stymie information requests now

It is probably fair to say this has been a difficult time for journalists trying to cover the coronavirus across the country as well as in the other parts of the world where there is a reasonably...

DATE: April 22, 2020 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Our view: What a year for Durango’s leader

Durango’s outgoing mayor Melissa Youssef wrote her final here’s-what’s-going-on-in-the-city column for The Durango Herald Saturday (“Well that was quite a year as Durango’s mayor ,” April 17)....

DATE: April 21, 2020 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Our view: Allen Ginsberg and America talking to itself

We noticed with a brief pang the other day that it was the anniversary of the death of a great American poet. Allen Ginsberg succumbed at just 70, in New York, to liver cancer, on April 5, 1997 –...

DATE: April 20, 2020 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Our view: How free are we now?

Years ago, the political cartoonist Tom Toles drew a pollster asking a man in a first panel how many people he’d be willing to kill in order to be able to walk around the house in his undershirt in...

DATE: April 16, 2020 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Plague Journal: A Fifth Great Awakening?

America has four times had what historians sometimes call Great Awakenings: In the 1730s, in the colonies, when an evangelical movement democratized Christianity in the New World and enrolled...

DATE: April 15, 2020 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Our view: School’s out ... forever?

We used to think campaign finance was a Rube Goldberg machine in which lobbyists and just plain folks gave money to a candidate to fund a run for office because he would deliver tax breaks for...

DATE: April 14, 2020 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Our view: The master retires for good

If it sometimes seems nothing is funny anymore, it might just be a coincidence that the Mad magazine caricaturist par excellence Mort Drucker shuffled off this mortal coil – with a chorus of...

DATE: April 13, 2020 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Or view: Well goodbye, Bernie

While we are on the subject of eulogies, or phantom burial rites, we must note that Bernie Sanders, the socialist senator from Vermont who brought nearly nothing new, not even enthusiasm among...

DATE: April 10, 2020 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Our view: Goodbye, bridge

“When a man knows he is to be hanged in a fortnight, it concentrates his mind wonderfully,” Samuel Johnson observed. So it is with city and town governments across the country and probably across...

DATE: April 9, 2020 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Plague Journal: The suspicion of strangers

We heard a story once about a woman who was in a restaurant when another customer began to choke on his food. She turned to a companion with great urgency and said, “What’s the name of that...

DATE: April 8, 2020 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Our view: An unlikely friendship

Benito Mussolini, the son of a socialist blacksmith and a devoutly Catholic schoolteacher, born in 1883 in a small town in northern Italy, is inscribed in history as an opera buff archvillain shot...

DATE: April 7, 2020 | CATEGORY: Editorials

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