Opinion

Our view: From a distance, we salute you

By Friday morning we had all of the feelings the lighthouse keeper must experience with the approach of a storm. It was abetted by driving rain in Durango, and was just another in a list of...

DATE: March 13, 2020 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Our view: Now everyone wants to fight the Nazis

The ACLU’s roots reach back to the National Civil Liberties Bureau, founded in 1917 to assist American conscientious objectors in World War I, which the organization definitely opposed. It also...

DATE: March 13, 2020 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Our view: Opt-out is good with some tinkering

A bill to create a savings program has been introduced in the state Senate Finance Committee. It would enroll private-sector workers who don’t have employer-offered retirement plans into a new one...

DATE: March 13, 2020 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Our view: Joe under wraps

Even with an initially crowded field of Democratic presidential candidates, including some interesting ones, we heard Democrats vowing to “vote blue no matter who.” It was their unity mantra as one...

DATE: March 12, 2020 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Our view: A craft anniversary

One of the things people often get wrong about Robert Frost is assuming he was a New Englander. He was a Californian, which is useful to keep in mind when you suppose what you are seeing in his...

DATE: March 10, 2020 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Our view: No, it’s not all rigged

One can measure the influence of Edmund Burke, the 18th-century Irish statesman and philosopher, by his having been claimed as an original or classical liberal as well as the archetypal...

DATE: March 9, 2020 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Our view: So long, Elizabeth

Dear Elizabeth Warren, When we heard the news Thursday morning, even though we knew this was coming, we felt a little gutted, not for your presidential candidacy falling so short but because your...

DATE: March 5, 2020 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Our view: How not to handle a virus

Our politics and our pandemic have had some unfortunate overlap, not least of which is Democrats and Republicans trading charges of politicizing all responses to the coronavirus – which perhaps...

DATE: March 5, 2020 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Our view: So Super Tuesday was fun ...

Looking at Super Tuesday in the hard light of Wednesday morning, our first thought was Democrats might want to consider stocking up on canned goods for the long slog until June or November, or even...

DATE: March 4, 2020 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Our view: Was FDR really a socialist? No.

March 4, 1933, was a cold, cloudy spring day in Washington, D.C., with a few glints of sun and a noontime temperature that barely broke 40 degrees. At 3 p.m., Franklin Delano Roosevelt was...

DATE: March 3, 2020 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Our view: When buildings talked to us

Newspapers and the internet are each wonderful things which every now and then combine to produce something more delightful. Ten years ago, writing in The New York Times, John Tierney tried to...

DATE: March 2, 2020 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Our view: Say the names

One result of the controversy over the planned construction of a footbridge across the Animas River and over the railroad tracks and 32nd Street was a member of the Herald’s editorial board giving...

DATE: Feb. 28, 2020 | CATEGORY: Editorials

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