Opinion

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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

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Egan: To Trump, the West is a separate, foreign country

In his three calamitous months in office, President Donald Trump has visited a property that is part of his business empire nearly once every three days. And while President Barack Obama had gone...

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

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Harrop: Trump’s chaos limits damage done by his agenda

Boy, wouldn’t it be great to get that mentally unstable thug out of the Oval Office? That’s putting it undiplomatically, I know, but the time has passed for treating the presidency of Donald Trump...

DATE: May 19, 2017 | CATEGORY: Op-Ed

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Brooks: When the world is led by a child

At certain times Donald Trump has seemed like a budding authoritarian, a corrupt Nixon, a rabble-rousing populist or a big business corporatist. But as Trump has settled into his White House role,...

DATE: May 18, 2017 | CATEGORY: Op-Ed