Opinion

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Southern Ute Veteran’s Memorial Day: An awe-inspiring experience of Memorial Day

Too many men from my family served in World War I, World War II, Korea, Vietnam and Iraq, and I’ve been to countless Veteran’s Memorial Day remembrances since childhood. Some of my relatives never...

DATE: May 27, 2017 | CATEGORY: Op-Ed

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Originalism: Doctrine may well define the Supreme Court of our times

Colorado native Neal Gorsuch is the newest justice on the United States Supreme Court. Justice Gorsuch is an “originalist.” Originalism is a doctrine, which in the minds of its disciples, is a...

DATE: May 27, 2017 | CATEGORY: Op-Ed

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Harrop: Campus liberals today are much too easy to bait

“Rising to the bait” is a fishing term. Anglers lure fish hiding in the deep by positioning bait on or near the surface. Fish that rise to the bait usually end up on someone’s dinner plate....

DATE: May 26, 2017 | CATEGORY: Op-Ed

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Trump’s environmental policies endanger people, land

Since taking office, President Trump’s actions and proposals have put southwest Colorado’s environment at risk. The president’s new budget makes it clear that he will continue this assault in the...

DATE: May 25, 2017 | CATEGORY: Op-Ed

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A road trip through rusting and rising America

OAK RIDGE, Tenn. — In his dystopian Inaugural Address, President Donald Trump painted a picture of America as a nation gripped by vast “carnage” – a landscape of “rusted-out factories scattered...

DATE: May 25, 2017 | CATEGORY: Op-Ed

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Douthat: Trump is not a populist, rather an establishment sellout

Which side are you on? Are you with Donald Trump, or with the Washington insiders who want to undo his election? Do you favor the legitimate president of the United States, or an unelected “deep...

DATE: May 24, 2017 | CATEGORY: Op-Ed

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Kristof: Donald Trump versus women’s health

When video surfaced last fall of Donald Trump boasting about sexual assault, outrage erupted. But if Trump’s words about women were offensive, his policies are incomparably more consequential — and...

DATE: May 23, 2017 | CATEGORY: Op-Ed

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Carmichael: President Trump’s Antiquities review endangers our American Stories

Colorado’s Canyons of the Ancients National Monument, designated by President Clinton in 2000, is home to the highest known density of archaeological sites in the U.S. Protection of this land...

DATE: May 23, 2017 | CATEGORY: Op-Ed

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Fulton: Unlikely leadership emerges for grand compromise for rural Colorado

In the closing weeks of the 71st General Assembly, we found the face of real leadership emerge in the most unlikely form. It was a team of disparate legislators that came together to solve some of...

DATE: May 23, 2017 | CATEGORY: Op-Ed

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Krauthammer: The guardrails cannot contain President Trump

WASHINGTON – The pleasant surprise of the First 100 Days is over. The action was hectic, heated, often confused, but well within the bounds of normalcy. Policy (e.g., health care) was being hashed...

DATE: May 22, 2017 | CATEGORY: Op-Ed

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American story: Monuments are key to the West’s core values, heritage and economies

President Trump’s executive order that threatens the future of more than 27 national monuments directly challenges the worth of public lands around the country and especially here in the West. As a...

DATE: May 20, 2017 | CATEGORY: Op-Ed

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Koons: Time to learn to save lives using CPR and AEDs

Recently in La Plata county, citizen-initiated cardiopulmonary resuscitation and a close-by automated external defibrillator have brought three people back from cardiac arrest. This is unusual...

DATE: May 20, 2017 | CATEGORY: Op-Ed