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Krugman: At heart, Donald Trump is not a real American

Remember back in 2008, when Sarah Palin used to talk about the “real America?” She meant rural and small-town residents — white residents, it went without saying — who supposedly embodied the...

DATE: Aug. 15, 2017 | CATEGORY: Op-Ed

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Keillor: We need truth tellers in this ‘Age of Sensitivity’

My wife has gone East for a couple weeks and now there is nobody to say, “You’re not wearing that tie with that shirt, are you?” Nobody to point discreetly at her left nostril and hand me a tissue....

DATE: Aug. 15, 2017 | CATEGORY: Op-Ed

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Trump needs a trip to the White House library

WASHINGTON – Donald Trump doesn’t spare much time for reading. “I never have,” he explains. “I’m always busy doing a lot.” But what he is now busy doing is managing a global crisis with nuclear...

DATE: Aug. 14, 2017 | CATEGORY: Op-Ed

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A great time for a fresh start: Becky Mitchell and Colorado’s Water Plan has a chance for a fresh start

In July, Becky Mitchell was announced as the new director of the Colorado Water Conservation Board. That’s great news for Southwest Colorado and the rest of the state. Here’s why. Water management...

DATE: Aug. 12, 2017 | CATEGORY: Op-Ed

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Rankin: What is Colorado doing for its high-achieving students?

Have you ever asked a question and been given the answer, “It’s complicated?” Me, too. It’s a frequently used phrase around the Colorado Department of Education. Recently, I was having a...

DATE: Aug. 12, 2017 | CATEGORY: Op-Ed

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Zimsky: Constitutional concerns surround our transient issue

The seasonal influx of transients into Durango has spurred vigorous debate about whether the city should impose additional regulations on panhandling, and what the city and county should do about...

DATE: Aug. 12, 2017 | CATEGORY: Op-Ed

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David Brooks: Time for a change at the helm of Google

There are many actors in the whole Google diversity drama, but I’d say the one who’s behaved the worst is the CEO, Sundar Pichai. The first actor is James Damore, who wrote the memo. In it, he was...

DATE: Aug. 12, 2017 | CATEGORY: Op-Ed

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Littwin: Can Hickenlooper and Kasich come up with healtcare plan?

I’m not sure how it happened, why it happened or even exactly when it happened, but it seems that our own John Hickenlooper and his new pal, Ohio Gov. John Kasich, are now apparently in charge of...

DATE: Aug. 11, 2017 | UPDATED: 3 days 11 hours ago | CATEGORY: Op-Ed

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Shifman: Time for a national conversation about legal marijuana

Whether you love it or hate it, it’s a fact that 29 states so far have some form of marijuana decriminalization or legalization, with more considering the possibility. People have strong opinions...

DATE: Aug. 10, 2017 | CATEGORY: Op-Ed

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Brooks: Getting Trump out of my brain

Last week, The Washington Post published transcripts of Donald Trump’s conversations with foreign leaders. A dear friend sent me an email suggesting I read them because they reveal how Trump’s mind...

DATE: Aug. 9, 2017 | CATEGORY: Op-Ed

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Krugman: What’s next for progressives?

For now, at least, the attempt to repeal the Affordable Care Act appears dead. Sabotage by a spiteful Trump administration is still a risk, but there is – gasp! – a bipartisan push to limit the...

DATE: Aug. 8, 2017 | CATEGORY: Op-Ed

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Reality TV: ‘The Pompadours of 1600 Pennsylvania’

WASHINGTON – A future trivia question and historical footnote, the spectacular 10-day flameout of Anthony Scaramucci qualifies as the most entertaining episode yet of the ongoing reality show that...

DATE: Aug. 7, 2017 | CATEGORY: Op-Ed