Cory Gardner: It was a great year for Colorado

As we look back on the past year and look forward to the year ahead, I want to share some of the victories we were able to accomplish. Good news doesn’t always make the evening broadcasts or the...

DATE: Jan. 11, 2020 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

Michael Fields: Forcing school districts to raise taxes is wrong

“Raise your taxes or we’ll cut your state funding.” That’s the message politicians would be sending school districts under a new proposal that is being worked on for the 2020 legislative session,...

DATE: Jan. 8, 2020 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

Bret Stephens: To beat Trump, try deep cleaning

Bill Clinton and Barack Obama both campaigned for, and won, the White House on the watchword “hope.” What watchword will it take for a Democrat to win this time? My suggestion: soap. Nearly three...

DATE: Jan. 3, 2020 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

Lauri Costello: We can lead the nation on reducing methane

Earlier this month, over 120 people packed the standing-room-only La Plata County chamber to support stronger, statewide methane regulations. Fifty -our citizens raised their voices and testified...

DATE: Dec. 28, 2019 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

Charles Blow: Impeachment in the House is the real victory

I have been peppered with questions about whether there is any chance the Senate will convict Donald Trump. I have to constantly remind people that impeachment in the House is the victory. The...

DATE: Dec. 22, 2019 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

Julie Gorte: Tri-State needs to lead on cleaner energy

Colorado is leading the way toward a low-carbon future, with companies and lawmakers taking bold action to accelerate the clean energy economy across the state. However, there are those who are...

DATE: Dec. 20, 2019 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

Jamelle Bouie: Why the ‘wokest’ candidates are the weakest

Democrats are too “woke” for their own good, or so goes the argument. “Today’s progressivism is more or less a secular form of religion with its own high standards,” Matt Lewis, a conservative...

DATE: Dec. 18, 2019 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

Bret Stephens: A Europe without American protection would be a disaster

With the recent conclusion of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization’s 70th anniversary summit in London, it’s fair to say that Donald Trump thinks that most alliance members, starting with France...

DATE: Dec. 15, 2019 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

Dick White: Is growth really what we want?

Opinion columns in The Durango Herald two weekends ago presented three contrasting but oddly complementary perspectives on growth. Gary Wockner, who voted No on Proposition CC in November’s...

DATE: Dec. 15, 2019 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

Michelle Goldberg: The thrilling shock of the movie ‘Queen & Slim’

I left a recent matinée of “Queen & Slim,” the mesmerizing new outlaw romance directed by Melina Matsoukas, astonished on two levels. The film kept me rapt; I cried through the end and left the...

DATE: Dec. 11, 2019 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

Trish Pegram; The 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage arrives

Most of us now believe it is the right and duty of all citizens of the U.S. to register and vote. But this has not always been so. As originally written, our Constitution gave most of the decision...

DATE: Dec. 9, 2019 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

Katie Farnan: Find your own candidate in the Senate primary race

It’s just over six months until Colorado holds its June 2020 Senate primary, and the outcome will determine who snags the Democratic nomination against Cory Gardner in November. Grassroots groups,...

DATE: Dec. 6, 2019 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

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