Opinion

Michael Bennet

Colorado senators Cory Gardner and Michael Bennet once seemed apt facets of purple politics. Bennet, 54, is a moderate Democrat, a distinction that matters in his party when Sen. Bernie Sanders,...

DATE: May 2, 2019 | CATEGORY: Editorials

It’s just country: And it’s all good

Who are the great country music artists? Merle Haggard and Loretta Lynn, of course, but there are three other names that belong in the canon who seldom get roped in: Jerry Lee Lewis, Charlie Rich...

DATE: May 2, 2019 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Court packing: Seldom a good idea

The biggest story of last year, measured by cable news coverage, was Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court confirmation. There was something in it to horrify everyone and everyone was left dissatisfied,...

DATE: April 30, 2019 | CATEGORY: Editorials

The Troubles: When David and Goliath switch places

Late in Patrick Radden Keefe’s riveting new account of the Irish Republican Army, he quotes anthropologist Claude Lévi-Strauss, who observed, “for the majority of the human species, and for tens of...

DATE: April 29, 2019 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Clear choices

Two La Plata Electric Association seats in the current election are competitive, and the Herald’s editorial board likes the incumbents. Dan Huntington, whose district is western La Plata County, is...

DATE: April 26, 2019 | CATEGORY: Editorials

No lunch for you: School district can’t leave well enough alone

The notion that there are no free lunches is meant to be figurative. So it is with sorrow we discovered it is applied as literally as a hunger pain at schools in Southwest Colorado such as Miller...

DATE: April 25, 2019 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Disclose her pay: LPEA has a transparency problem

We were pleased to see the La Plata Electric Association hire a new CEO last week, Jessica Matlock, an assistant general manager of the Snohomish County Public Utility District, a municipal...

DATE: April 23, 2019 | CATEGORY: Editorials

No lie

Every now and then, you send your representatives off to the state capitol and though they do not write when they find work, they manage to stay out of trouble long enough to do something good. It...

DATE: April 22, 2019 | CATEGORY: Editorials

What is torture: Immigration protesters might give it some thought

Readers may have noticed that about 40 protesters gathered Tuesday morning in front of the Durango headquarters of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. All protest is good for the body...

DATE: April 18, 2019 | CATEGORY: Editorials

The big prizes: Shoe leather for the Pulitzer wins

This year’s Pulitzer Prizes for journalism, announced Monday, are a cornucopia of reporting, of working the phones, and sources and email and Twitter, as well as shoe leather. (The winners and...

DATE: April 17, 2019 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Walrus down: It’s time to care about pinnipeds

Watching a nature documentary these days, despite great technical strides in film-making and perhaps because of them, it is hard not to feel we are saying goodbye to everything – every species,...

DATE: April 15, 2019 | CATEGORY: Editorials

No do-overs: There’s always the next election

We have had roughly the same two parties in the U.S. competing and, over the long haul, checking one another, for more than 160 years. For the second half of that span, each has believed at various...

DATE: April 12, 2019 | CATEGORY: Editorials

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