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Dempsey: Transparency welcome, but questions remain

It’s not often that elected officials come forward and publicly admit when they are wrong, so give La Plata County Commissioner Gwen Lachelt kudos for acknowledging in a recent column (Herald,...

DATE: Nov. 16, 2017 | CATEGORY: Op-Ed

Douthat: How to fix the Republican tax plan

Back when congressional Republicans were rolling out one unpopular health care bill after another, it was a challenge to come up with constructive advice on how to fix their efforts. That’s because...

DATE: Nov. 16, 2017 | CATEGORY: Op-Ed

Friedman: China could sell Trump the Brooklyn bridge

There is a saying — “When you don’t know where you’re going, any road will get you there” — and it perfectly sums up the contrast between China’s President Xi Jinping and President Donald Trump. Xi...

DATE: Nov. 16, 2017 | CATEGORY: Op-Ed

Editorial cartoon

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

Rosenberg: Defending sexual assault is never worth it, really

As president, John F. Kennedy made sexual advances toward a 19-year-old White House intern named Mimi Beardsley. He pressured her to provide oral sex to other men. Whatever else happened between...

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

Egan: The vacuity of the Vice President

With Donald Trump in Asia plugging his golf resort and telling his hosts “I never knew we had so many countries,” the leaderless United States has had a week to try out President Mike Pence. Make...

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

Dionne: Trump’s real constituency - the super rich

WASHINGTON – The focus on President Trump’s political strength among white working-class voters distracts from a truth that may be more important: His rise depended on support from rich...

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

Samuelson: We are having the wrong debate on taxes, again

WASHINGTON – We Americans are having the wrong debate. Almost all the arguing about the Trump administration’s proposed tax cut centers on two issues. Will the tax reduction stimulate faster...

DATE: Nov. 13, 2017 | CATEGORY: Op-Ed

Brooks: How to engage a fanatic

I’ve had a series of experiences recently that leave the impression that everybody on earth is having the same conversation: How do you engage with fanatics? First, I was at a Washington Nationals...

DATE: Nov. 11, 2017 | CATEGORY: Op-Ed

Barkey: Colorado’s Public Employees Retirement Association is going broke

Colorado’s Public Employees’ Retirement Association (PERA) system is going broke. Colorado’s teachers, firefighters, and state troopers are among PERA’s 560,000 members who are expecting...

DATE: Nov. 11, 2017 | CATEGORY: Op-Ed

Hawk: Caring for our children - community responds to child care, workforce challenges

We need to care for those who care for our children. This was a common theme heard at the Thrive! Living Wage Coalition’s community education event on Oct. 6. Forty-nine individuals from around the...

DATE: Nov. 11, 2017 | CATEGORY: Op-Ed

Harrop: Democrats, though not all, learn how to win elections

We hear that Democrat Ralph Northam’s decisive win in the race for Virginia governor was extra extraordinary. Extraordinary in that he was a weak candidate. Voters, the story goes, seriously...

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