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Democrats are moving to the left. Don’t panic – yet

In November, several outright Nazis and white supremacists will appear on Republican ballot lines. Arthur Jones, a founder of a neo-Nazi group called the America First Committee, managed to become...

DATE: July 27, 2018 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

Bears Ears: Don’t dismantle the sacred spirit of the land

On Dec. 4, 2017, President Donald Trump traveled to Utah to announce his attempt to undo the Bears Ears National Monument. His actions shrink the size of the protected landscape and reduce the...

DATE: July 21, 2018 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

You must resign, Mike Pompeo. Resign, John Bolton.

Before the word “resignation” became a euphemism for being fired, it connoted a sense of public integrity and personal honor. Attorney General Elliot Richardson and his deputy, William Ruckelshaus,...

DATE: July 21, 2018 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

Parnell: We can expect even more fires in coming years

During summer 2002, my parents and I escaped the smoky air of Estes Park by spending much of our vacation in front of the TV. It had been the worst fire season in Colorado history – a harbinger of...

DATE: July 21, 2018 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

Primavera: Health reform is really about saving lives

When Jared Polis first approached me about the possibility of serving as Colorado’s next lieutenant governor, he asked what motivated me to enter public service. So I told him my story: I was 38...

DATE: July 21, 2018 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

Goldberg: Trump shows the world he is Putin’s lackey

No matter how low your expectations for the summit between Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin on Monday, it was hard not to be staggered by the American president’s toady, slavish performance. On...

DATE: July 17, 2018 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

I hear you Preventing suicide can start with listening, and knowing that there are true heroes in our midst who didn’t do it

New information recently was released about the steady increase in suicides across the country. The number has risen significantly, and I know we’re all concerned. There are many great suicide...

DATE: July 14, 2018 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

Huff: Recent decisions refine Colorado’s body of law

Every court decision further refines Colorado’s body of law. Recently, the Colorado Supreme Court issued two opinions that I found both interesting and relevant. The first concerns the city of...

DATE: July 14, 2018 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

Dionne: ‘Bad’ jobs don’t have to be that way

WASHINGTON — So many policy proposals aimed at reducing economic inequality emphasize moving disadvantaged people into higher-paying, higher-skilled jobs, typically with more access to education...

DATE: July 10, 2018 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

Breathless We don’t want the coal engines back

It took my breath away to hike up behind my home on County Road 202 in Hermosa and see the devastation caused by the 416 Fire. This is a neighborhood hike on private property that I’ve been...

DATE: July 6, 2018 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

James: Saying goodbye to Kat

I had to say goodbye to a friend today, and I’m not sure how I’m doin’ just yet. Katrina, Kat for short, was a big beautiful bay mare. Registered paint, “breeding stock.” She was the reason I...

DATE: July 3, 2018 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

Goldberg: The millennial socialists are coming

In May, three young progressive women running for the state Legislature in Pennsylvania, each endorsed by the Democratic Socialists of America, won decisive primary victories over men heavily...

DATE: July 3, 2018 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

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