Opinion

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

Kristof: Trump leads the world, backward

DAVOS, Switzerland — President Donald Trump didn’t say how delighted he was to be in Sweden, he didn’t call any countries s-holes, he didn’t threaten to “totally destroy” another nation, and he...

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

Polis: Keeping Colorado wild requires a bold plan and vision

Like many Coloradans, some of my best and earliest memories involve exploring Colorado’s wild places with my family. Forging a connection with our outdoors is part of our way of life, and should be...

DATE: Jan. 29, 2018 | CATEGORY: Op-Ed

Givon and Helmin-Schmid: Revising our land-use code; let reason prevail over passion

The real story of the overflow crowd of rural residents that attended the county land-use meeting at the Oxford Grange on Jan. 9, and the standing-room-only bash at the fairground the next week,...

DATE: Jan. 27, 2018 | CATEGORY: Op-Ed

Schultz: A second wave of reflection

For decades, an old metal sign used to hang over the toolshed at the coal-fired plant where my father worked. Now it sits on top of the bookcase in my campus office. It is about 2 feet by 3 feet in...

DATE: Jan. 26, 2018 | CATEGORY: Op-Ed

Goad: Public lands inspire entrepreneurism, attract Outdoor Retailer

One day we packed up our FJ Cruiser and headed to Alaska. It was a road trip of epic proportions — camping and exploring all across the open lands of the West. (No, we didn’t have an Instagram...

DATE: Jan. 25, 2018 | CATEGORY: Op-Ed

Friedman: The tweet Trump could never send Tehran

After violent protests recently exploded across Iran, President Donald Trump vowed to differentiate himself from President Barack Obama by openly tweeting his support for the demonstrators. It had...

DATE: Jan. 25, 2018 | CATEGORY: Op-Ed

Brooks: Democrats go for the jugular! (Their own)

The Republicans are led by a bigoted, incompetent president whose approval ratings are near historic lows. The Republicans in Congress embrace one unpopular policy option after another, so that all...

DATE: Jan. 24, 2018 | CATEGORY: Op-Ed

Samuelson: China and the global race for new technology

WASHINGTON – The National Science Foundation and the National Science Board have just released their biennial “Science & Engineering Indicators,” a voluminous document describing the state of...

DATE: Jan. 23, 2018 | CATEGORY: Op-Ed

Kristof: Come to this island, before it disappears

But come quickly, while it’s still here. “My house was over there,” said Zainal Abedin, a farmer, pointing to the waves about 100 feet from the shore. “At low tide, we can still see signs of our...

DATE: Jan. 23, 2018 | CATEGORY: Op-Ed

Thiessen: The 10 worst things Trump did in his first year

One week ago (Herald, Jan. 15 ), I listed the 10 best things President Trump accomplished in his remarkable first year in office. However, his record of conservative achievement has been...

DATE: Jan. 22, 2018 | CATEGORY: Op-Ed

Property taxes: The big picture and fine print

Do you know everything that your computer operating system can do? Do you care? Or do you only care that you can share your photos on the device of your choosing, and that your bank accounts are...

DATE: Jan. 20, 2018 | CATEGORY: Op-Ed