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Opinion

Bill Richardson

In a new twist on the 2008 presidential campaign's most overused phrase, New Mexico's Gov. Bill Richardson threw himself under the bus Sunday and withdrew his nomination to be the next commerce...

DATE: Jan. 7, 2009 | CATEGORY: Op-Ed

Obama administration should target sex slavery worldwide

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia - Barack Obama's presidency marks a triumph over the legacy of slavery, so it would be particularly meaningful if he led a new abolitionist movement against 21st-century...

DATE: Jan. 6, 2009 | CATEGORY: Op-Ed

Western politics

Barack Obama has yet to take office, and already the balance of power in Colorado and the Southwest is shifting.U.S. Sen. Ken Salazar is bound for the Department of the Interior, which is a good...

DATE: Jan. 6, 2009 | CATEGORY: Op-Ed

Commitment to science varies among Obama economic team

Scientists always are concerned about the type of technical advice the president receives. The validity of such council and its acceptance by presidents has varied considerably over the years as...

DATE: Jan. 4, 2009 | CATEGORY: Op-Ed

Melodrama players reminisce

"Life upon the wicked stage" left people with a variety of memories about the opening years of the Diamond Circle Theater.Now we continue on with the interviews of Linda Sprague, Dennis Johnson,...

DATE: Jan. 4, 2009 | CATEGORY: Op-Ed

Looking forward

It is not all about money - well, yes, it is - and for the benefit of all, Southwest Coloradans are going to have to circulate as much money as they can to keep the economy moving in this corner of...

DATE: Jan. 4, 2009 | CATEGORY: Op-Ed

Global Warming

Readers of these pages may recall my criticisms of claims of catastrophic anthropogenic global warming, especially the findings of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, and the ranting of...

DATE: Jan. 4, 2009 | CATEGORY: Op-Ed

Newsmakers - the good, the bad and the ugly

Fresh names have been popping up in the news at a head-spinning pace of late. For example:Caroline Kennedy - Daughter of John and Jackie, sister of John-John, niece of Teddy and Bobby, cousin of...

DATE: Jan. 2, 2009 | CATEGORY: Op-Ed

Israel and Palestinians

In the ongoing conflict between Israel and the Palestinians, Barack Obama will inherit a situation that has bedeviled American presidents for decades. It is not an enviable part of the job.Indeed,...

DATE: Jan. 2, 2009 | CATEGORY: Op-Ed

Employment can offer joy, well-being

Growing up in the soggy South, we often had entire seasons of weather that could only be appreciated by a duck. In Southwest Colorado this winter, we've had weather that could best be appreciated...

DATE: March 12, 2008 | CATEGORY: Op-Ed