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Hedges: TABOR at 25 is an outdated artifact for tomorrow’s economy

Twenty-five years ago this month, Colorado voters approved adding Article X Section 20 to the state constitution. That same year, Motorola introduced one of the first handheld digital mobile...

DATE: Nov. 25, 2017 | CATEGORY: Op-Ed

Middleton: What is ‘personhood’ doing in the GOP tax plan?

While there are many problems with the Republican tax plan, of greatest concern is that, as currently proposed, anti-abortion “personhood” language could make its way into federal law. The text...

DATE: Nov. 25, 2017 | CATEGORY: Op-Ed

Robinson: Congress should investigate Trump’s alleged misconduct

WASHINGTON – Powerful men with long histories of alleged sexual harassment or assault are finally being held accountable – except one. That would be President Trump. From movie mogul Harvey...

DATE: Nov. 24, 2017 | CATEGORY: Op-Ed

Egan: We’re with stupid

It would be much easier to sleep at night if you could believe that we’re in such a mess of misinformation simply because Russian agents disseminated inflammatory posts that reached 126 million...

DATE: Nov. 23, 2017 | CATEGORY: Op-Ed

Schultz: ‘Tis never the season for revenge parenting

Ever have one of those moments when you hear a song and it sums up exactly how you’re feeling? It’s as if someone, somewhere out there, heard the call of your heart and set it to music. Maybe for...

DATE: Nov. 23, 2017 | CATEGORY: Op-Ed

Brooks: The promise of tech seems to be turning out evil

Not long ago, tech was the coolest industry. Everybody wanted to work at Google, Facebook and Apple. But over the past year the mood has shifted. Some now believe tech is like the tobacco industry...

DATE: Nov. 22, 2017 | CATEGORY: Op-Ed

Kristof: Blue states do what red states preach

As we watch Roy Moore thumping his Bible to defend himself from accusations of child molestation, let me toss out a verbal hand grenade: To some degree, liberals practice the values that...

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

Rosenberg: Did Al Franken make a bad decision, or is he a creep? Look for the pattern.

Our recent and overdue reckoning with sexual harassment and sexual assault have prompted some concerns. Will a wave of testimony lead to a prudish overcorrection? Will simple misunderstandings and...

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

Realini: National monuments inspire entrepreneurs

Improving the quality of life for people across the globe has been a driving force in my life and career. In my work, I’ve used my experience in technology to help provide people in remote regions...

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

Carrera: Fair District Colorado’s proposals anything but

Redrawing political boundaries every 10 years to make sure everyone is fairly represented is no easy task. In 2011, as the lone member on the Colorado Reapportionment Commission not affiliated...

DATE: Nov. 18, 2017 | CATEGORY: Op-Ed

Priebe: The foundation of a family’s future – affordable maternity care and birth control

Affordable maternity care and birth control benefits not only women, but also families and our entire community. Considering these services essential to our families and community turns the...

DATE: Nov. 18, 2017 | CATEGORY: Op-Ed

Francis: Big oil and gas behind county commissioner attacks

I read with interest Matt Dempsey’s column (Herald, Oct. 28) attacking La Plata County Commissioner Gwen Lachelt and misconstruing as an apology her well-reasoned explanation of her nonprofit work...

DATE: Nov. 17, 2017 | CATEGORY: Op-Ed