Opinion

Our view: De Gaulle and the liberation of Paris

One cannot talk long about the liberation of Paris, which culminated on Aug. 25, 1944, without stumbling over the gargantuan figure of Charles de Gaulle, who would go on from that day to become the...

DATE: Aug. 24, 2020 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Our view: Nobody tells us what to do

There seems to be a growing consensus that the best way to deal with the coronavirus is with authority. Absent a true global authority, which may never be, we still look for this authority to be...

DATE: Aug. 21, 2020 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Our view: Amber Blake should withdraw now and let Council heartily choose Jose Madrigal

Wednesday’s virtual dinnertime conversation with the two finalists for Durango’s city manager position affirmed to us the value of putting an individual with a variety of leadership or...

DATE: Aug. 20, 2020 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Our view: What ever happened to fun?

Is it really true that we can’t have fun anymore, that escapism is no longer a healthy periodic indulgence but rather the neglect of all the things we cannot solve but about which we are supposed...

DATE: Aug. 20, 2020 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Our view: ‘I went up and hit him in the face because I felt threatened,’ she said

There we were last week doing our best to mind our business during a pandemic, which anyone by now knows is becoming much harder than reviving Kodak. We were reading the news at durangoherald.com...

DATE: Aug. 18, 2020 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Our view: Is it live or is it music?

In the 16th century, music was mechanically reproduced in clocks. By the end of the 18th century, music boxes used pins on a revolving cylinder, brushing a steel comb, to reproduce a melody. In...

DATE: Aug. 17, 2020 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Our view: Who benefited from the 19th Amendment?

Colorado advanced well beyond the rest of the nation in 1893, when it amended its constitution to allow women to vote in state elections. The rest of the nation caught up to Colorado 100 years ago...

DATE: Aug. 14, 2020 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Our view: Time for Jose Madrigal

It has been nearly 11 months since Durango’s last city manager, its top executive, departed abruptly after City Council voted unanimously to end his contract. This was quickly followed by the...

DATE: Aug. 13, 2020 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Our view: It’s a man-eater

In 1987, 11-year-old Juan Perez and two other boys scaled a fence at night and sneaked into the polar bear cage at the Prospect Park Zoo in Brooklyn, New York. Two bears mauled and killed Juan ....

DATE: Aug. 11, 2020 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Our view: Michael Phelps was golden

Sometimes, a child takes to the water so naturally he never wants to get out. He just swims away. On Aug. 10, 2008, Michael Phelps, 23, stepped up to his block at the pool at the Beijing Olympics...

DATE: Aug. 10, 2020 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Our view: Did we have to bomb Hiroshima?

World War II in Europe, half of one of the cruxes of modern history, ended 75 years ago at the end of the first week of May. That left the war by the Allies, principally the U.S., against Japan in...

DATE: Aug. 7, 2020 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Our view: How Native Americans won some of the vote

Miguel Trujillo was a child of Isleta Pueblo, in New Mexico, just south of Albuquerque, which was inhabited by his ancestors since before Spanish soldiers thought they discovered the country at the...

DATE: Aug. 6, 2020 | CATEGORY: Editorials

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