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Trump is a fake savior betraying his supporters

Dear Trump voters, You’ve been had. President Trump sold you a clunker. Now that he’s in the White House, he’s betraying you – and I’m hoping that you’ll recognize that betrayal and hold him...

DATE: Feb. 28, 2017 | CATEGORY: Op-Ed

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No-show Cory stars in ballad of (paper) thin man

So now we know the answer to that oft-posed question: What if they held a Cory Gardner town hall and everyone but Cory Gardner showed? OK, it wasn’t exactly headline news that Gardner ducked a...

DATE: Feb. 27, 2017 | CATEGORY: Op-Ed

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Border wall could be catastrophic to wildlife

The Santa Rita Mountains, a chain of forested peaks that rise from the desert southeast of Tucson, Arizona, rank among the Southwest’s premier biodiversity hotspots. The region’s most notable...

DATE: Feb. 26, 2017 | CATEGORY: Op-Ed

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Water, special needs, private property on the docket

The first half of the 71st General Assembly is one-third of the way through. I have been successful on several bills so far. Three of my bills in one day has been the most. The one thing that makes...

DATE: Feb. 26, 2017 | CATEGORY: Op-Ed

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The LA movie that should have won best picture

My candidate lost, and yes, I still can’t get over it. I speak of the 1997 movie “L.A. Confidential.” A riff on the creepy film-noir movies of the 1950s, its dark brilliance lay clouded in the...

DATE: Feb. 24, 2017 | CATEGORY: Op-Ed

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Slow economic growth points to a broken century

Most of us came of age in the last half of the 20th century and had our perceptions of “normal” formed in that era. It was, all things considered, an unusually happy period. No world wars, no Great...

DATE: Feb. 22, 2017 | CATEGORY: Op-Ed

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How many ways are there to get rid of Trump?

We’re just a month into the Trump presidency, and already so many are wondering: How can we end it? One poll from Public Policy Polling found that as many Americans – 46 percent – favor impeachment...

DATE: Feb. 21, 2017 | CATEGORY: Op-Ed

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Time’s right to agree on a tax and rebate for carbon

WASHINGTON – By all means, let’s have a carbon tax. It’s the best way to deal with global climate change. It would require Republicans and Democrats to compromise – a good thing – and would...

DATE: Feb. 20, 2017 | CATEGORY: Op-Ed

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So what exactly is the big deal about Montessori?

Of all the non-traditional school environments available to choose from, Montessori is consistently the most popular choice and has been for many years. For people looking for something different...

DATE: Feb. 18, 2017 | CATEGORY: Op-Ed

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What is the point of editorials when ideology outweighs fact?

When the Enid News & Eagle’s editorial board endorsed Republican Marco Rubio instead of Donald Trump last March, we received virtually no reaction. More editorials criticizing Trump’s remarks on...

DATE: Feb. 18, 2017 | CATEGORY: Op-Ed

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Attacks on journalists, judiciary undermine our nation

Since President Trump took the oath of office, he has consistently attacked our democratic institutions. These attacks undermine the strength of our democracy and are inconsistent with the values...

DATE: Feb. 18, 2017 | CATEGORY: Op-Ed

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Funding state’s highways poses questions

Our students in Southwest Colorado ride buses across the state to get to their sporting events. Our business owners travel miles and miles on our highways to haul goods and visit other regions. Our...

DATE: Feb. 18, 2017 | CATEGORY: Op-Ed