Opinion

Dowd: A goddess, a mogul and a mad genius

NEW YORK — Yes, Uma Thurman is mad. She has been raped. She has been sexually assaulted. She has been mangled in hot steel. She has been betrayed and gaslighted by those she trusted. And we’re not...

DATE: Feb. 8, 2018 | CATEGORY: Op-Ed

Thompson: The public land sellout

This month, hundreds of corporate representatives will sit down at their computers, log into something called Energynet, and bid, eBay-style, for more than 300,000 acres of federal land spread...

DATE: Feb. 7, 2018 | CATEGORY: Op-Ed

Reynolds: State of our union is closely linked to the state of our climate

President Trump opened his State of the Union address by acknowledging the heroic first responders who came to the aid of victims in the floods that devastated Houston and the wildfires that...

DATE: Feb. 6, 2018 | CATEGORY: Op-Ed

Hanlon: People shouldn’t have to choose between health care and a meal

Every day, all over Western and Southern Colorado, people are forced into making difficult decisions about their health care. As costs escalate and access to quality care becomes more difficult,...

DATE: Feb. 6, 2018 | CATEGORY: Op-Ed

To succeed, FLC must recognize and own its identity

During the 2017 fall semester at Fort Lewis, it seemed as if every email check promised a new message from the school administration regarding the college’s identity and future direction – a...

DATE: Feb. 5, 2018 | CATEGORY: Op-Ed

Energy efficiency: Towards a more equitable, economical and environmental future

Energy and where we get our power are hot topics locally and nationally. Renewable sources like hydro-power, wind and solar that reduce harmful CO² emissions have been on the rise and at the...

DATE: Feb. 3, 2018 | CATEGORY: Op-Ed

Jones: Despite differences, rural and urban Coloradans face similar challenges in getting ahead

The rural versus urban divide has become a common frame through which we examine the issues facing Colorado. While there’s no question there are important differences between the communities along...

DATE: Feb. 3, 2018 | CATEGORY: Op-Ed

Sullivan: Can a top editor save local news back home?

Robyn Tomlin remembers, all too well, the high school teacher who tried to persuade her to drop out of school. “She basically told me I didn’t belong there anymore,” Tomlin said. Instead, Tomlin...

DATE: Feb. 2, 2018 | CATEGORY: Op-Ed

Friedman: Can crazy still keep the peace between Israel and Iran?

AT THE SYRIAN BORDER, Golan Heights — Who knew that the future of warfare would present itself with such serene beauty — like one of those warm 19th-century David Roberts’ landscapes of the Middle...

DATE: Feb. 1, 2018 | CATEGORY: Op-Ed

Rampell: Trump’s immigration ‘compromise’ is a trick

WASHINGTON – The White House’s immigration plan is not a “compromise.” It’s not a “generous” deal for Democrats, and it’s not full of “concessions.” It’s a sleight of hand designed to help the far...

DATE: Feb. 1, 2018 | CATEGORY: Op-Ed

Brooks: The precious and potent power of human touch

In 1945, Austrian physician René Spitz investigated an orphanage that took extra care to make sure its infants were not infected with disease. The children received first-class nutrition and...

DATE: Jan. 31, 2018 | CATEGORY: Op-Ed

Douthat: The necessity of Stephen Miller

After 12 years of failed attempts at immigration reform, the current round of negotiations are turning on a strangely personalized question: When a deal is being made, should Stephen Miller be at...

DATE: Jan. 30, 2018 | CATEGORY: Op-Ed