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Lopez-Whiteskunk: Washing away gains of Bears Ears

When President Obama designated Bears Ears in Southeastern Utah a national monument last year, it represented a major breakthrough for Native American tribes. A movement and vision conceived by a...

DATE: Sept. 22, 2017 | UPDATED: 1 day 1 hour ago | CATEGORY: Op-Ed

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Milbank: No one listens to women when they speak around here

WASHINGTON – Over the weekend, the president of the United States retweeted to his 38 million Twitter followers a video clip doctored to show him driving a golf ball off the tee and between the...

DATE: Sept. 22, 2017 | UPDATED: 1 day 4 hours ago | CATEGORY: Op-Ed

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Turner: Durango Re-Connect - 5th anniversary a good time to put aside differences, seek common ground

On Sept. 27, 2012, I witnessed J. Paul Brown, a rural, conservative Republican state representative, hold hands with Sweetie Marbury, a Durango city councilor. She’s been called a flaming liberal...

DATE: Sept. 21, 2017 | UPDATED: 1 day 1 hour ago | CATEGORY: Op-Ed

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Dionne: Trump’s tough talk makes us weaker

NEW YORK – The worst aspect of President Trump’s speech at the United Nations on Tuesday was not his immature taunting of a dangerous foreign leader when the stakes far outweigh those of a...

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

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Rampell: A chilling study shows how hostile college students are toward free speech

Here’s the problem with suggesting that upsetting speech warrants “safe spaces,” or otherwise conflating mere words with physical assault: If speech is violence, then violence becomes a justifiable...

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

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Williamson: Highflying Mnuchins take the country for a ride

Public servants are supposed to serve the public, not themselves. What part of that equation does Steven Mnuchin not understand? The Trump administration’s Treasury secretary is in hot water again....

DATE: Sept. 19, 2017 | UPDATED: 4 days 6 hours ago | CATEGORY: Op-Ed

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Kristof: ‘Enough Already,’ Said God

The famous televangelist Jim Bakker, who is preaching again on television after a rape accusation and a prison term for financial fraud, recently warned that Christians would start an armed...

DATE: Sept. 19, 2017 | CATEGORY: Op-Ed

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James: TV and Mao’s China

When I was a kid, there was a guy named Mao Zedong who was the “big cheese” in China. He ruled with a pretty hard hand and demanded that everyone dress, speak and think alike. I’ve noticed, with...

DATE: Sept. 18, 2017 | UPDATED: 3 days 7 hours ago | CATEGORY: Op-Ed

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Samuelson: Growing black-white wage gap is unexplained and scary

WASHINGTON – There are few economic problems more frustrating than the stubborn gaps in wages and unemployment rates between blacks and whites. Despite decades of trying to reduce or eliminate...

DATE: Sept. 18, 2017 | UPDATED: 5 days 6 hours ago | CATEGORY: Op-Ed

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Rankin: High stakes testing

During the August board meeting of the State Board of Education, the Colorado Department of Education released the Scholastic Aptitude Scores (SAT) for 2016-17. The SAT is a standardized test that...

DATE: Sept. 16, 2017 | UPDATED: 5 days 6 hours ago | CATEGORY: Op-Ed

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Ignatius: Bring back the ombudsman to represent readers

WASHINGTON – How can news organizations avoid the trap that President Trump has laid for them in his attacks on the media as a one-sided “opposition party” that caters to anti-Trump elites and...

DATE: Sept. 16, 2017 | UPDATED: 5 days 6 hours ago | CATEGORY: Op-Ed

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Moran: The road less traveled - Adult education in Durango

Why do adults choose the Durango Adult Education Center to earn a GED instead of completing high school in a traditional setting? Stereotypes abound: the pregnant teen; the guy with substance...

DATE: Sept. 16, 2017 | CATEGORY: Op-Ed