Opinion

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

Our view: No more meal-shaming in Durango

The change.org petition calling on the administration and board of school district 9-R to end its policy of lunch-shaming – serving partial meals to students because of lunch debt, which could be...

DATE: Feb. 27, 2020 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Our view: Are we all good with surveillance now?

Last week, a story about Big Brother surveillance in our sweet liberal enclave (“Durango police consider downtown surveillance cameras ,” Feb. 18) was notable to us for how little stir it caused....

DATE: Feb. 27, 2020 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Our view: Another celebration for the Berners

We would be remiss, especially now, when the Democratic Party is poised to go farther left than it has been before, if we did not observe the 172nd birthday of the “Communist Manifesto,” published...

DATE: Feb. 26, 2020 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Our view: The brainy Dems may save us yet

In March last year, we wrote a piece, “Buttigieg: Who is this guy, anyway? ” We endured some joshing from colleagues who wondered why we were considering a presidential candidate with an...

DATE: Feb. 24, 2020 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Our view: Some justice in killing of Irish journalist Lyra McKee

It was nearly a year ago that we told you about Lyra McKee, the 29-year-old Irish journalist shot and killed in Londonderry, Northern Ireland, presumably by members of the New IRA, bitter-enders...

DATE: Feb. 23, 2020 | CATEGORY: Editorials

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