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Fighting fire with law

Wildfires have already had a devastating impact on Colorado and our district this year, destroying thousands of acres and hundreds of homes. While everybody acknowledges that the frequency and...

DATE: Aug. 13, 2018 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

The pragmatic left, socialists included, is winning

On Tuesday, Rashida Tlaib, a member of the Democratic Socialists of America, won her primary in Michigan, and she is now overwhelmingly likely to become the first Muslim congresswoman. In a...

DATE: Aug. 13, 2018 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

Martin: We all joined forces to protect our forest

Something remarkable happened in my hometown of Flagstaff, Arizona, this summer: We agreed on something. Despite today’s polarized political climate, this community of more than 70,000 people...

DATE: Aug. 11, 2018 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

Despite racist tweets, Times hire merits a chance

In March, a liberal furor erupted when The Atlantic magazine briefly hired Kevin Williamson, a conservative writer with the National Review. Several years earlier, Williamson had written a short...

DATE: Aug. 11, 2018 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

Rigney: LWCF deserves permanent protection

At Osprey – a leading manufacturer of outdoor gear, employing over 115 people in the U.S. – we believe that adventure is open to everyone. Nowhere does that feel more true than in Colorado, which...

DATE: Aug. 10, 2018 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

Robinson: Trump’s rhetoric is going to get someone killed

Everything you need to know about today’s Republican Party is summed up by a photograph from President Trump’s political rally in Ohio last Saturday. Two men in the crowd look defiantly at the...

DATE: Aug. 9, 2018 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

Goldberg: Will the birthplace of the modern right turn blue?

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. – July 31, 2018, was a Tuesday, which meant that constituents of Dana Rohrabacher, the Republican congressman from Orange County, were out protesting. Until recently, the...

DATE: Aug. 7, 2018 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

The horses are wild. Time to tame our policy.

Wild mustangs are a problem. A fascinating problem. Even captivating. Just hearing those half-ton hide-wrapped packages of muscle and bone snort and stomp as they toss their heads can knock your...

DATE: Aug. 6, 2018 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

Writers on the Range: To survive we need immigrants working the land

It is 11:30 at night on our farm in the West, in a part of Colorado that I’d rather not identify, and we are trying to get our grain corn harvested before a storm hits us hard. I am running the...

DATE: Aug. 5, 2018 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

How Trump won re-election in 2020

In the end, a bitterly fought election came down to the old political aphorism, popularized during Bill Clinton’s successful 1992 run against George H.W. Bush: “It’s the economy, stupid.” This...

DATE: Aug. 4, 2018 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

Our food system isn’t broken, but the farm bill is

When I hear someone say “our food system is broken,” it stings. I think about my mom, who has farmed my whole life, and about my friends and the countless other farmers and ranchers who work hard...

DATE: July 29, 2018 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

They created a space for me: Will others have the same opportunity?

By Eliane Viner I arrived in America not speaking English, working as an au pair for the Dutch Consul General. I don’t recall being a dreamer as much as taking in every opportunity that was...

DATE: July 27, 2018 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

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