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Bring the USS Pueblo back home

On Jan. 23, 1968, the USS Pueblo and its crew were attacked by the North Korean military while peacefully sailing in international waters. The crew of the ship valiantly tried to resist capture but...

DATE: June 30, 2018 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

Don’t let ideology smother a brilliant American birthright

A handful of our representatives in Congress are quietly preparing a multibillion-dollar rip-off of American families. Count yourself among the cheated if you value kids’ sports, good health and...

DATE: June 30, 2018 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

Good Sam’s time is now

None of us will forget the day an orange plume of mine pollution slowly snaked its way through the Animas River and downtown Durango. We won’t forget the hum of the news helicopters as the world...

DATE: June 30, 2018 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

Blow: Immigration policies reflect white minority anxiety

Last week Pat Buchanan was on “The Laura Ingraham Show” to discuss the humanitarian crisis Donald Trump has created at the border by ripping children away from their parents. He was not...

DATE: June 26, 2018 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

Mitsch Bush: It’s time for our government to work for us all

I am running for Congress because Donald Trump and Congressman Scott Tipton are moving us backward and are dividing us. My guiding principle is that together we can create a more just, equitable,...

DATE: June 23, 2018 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

Hanlon: Time to put focus back on real American values

I learned what it means to be an American from my parents, Depression-era kids who fought and worked to make the world a better place. My dad fought in World War II and was a union shop steward...

DATE: June 23, 2018 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

Finding a future in Durango: EDV program is an essential link to a better life

Nearly 246,000 Nepalese live throughout the United States, and of this number, about 13,000 make Colorado home. Of these, a small number live right here in Durango. People do not normally seek to...

DATE: June 23, 2018 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

Menconi: Time to elect a true activist to Congress

Follow the money and you see who and what runs America. What are the federal government’s five biggest benefactors? 1. Finance and banking; 2. The military and security complex; 3. Oil and gas; ...

DATE: June 20, 2018 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

On changing climate: ‘The new normal’ does not apply

Ah, “the new normal” – how many times have you heard those words in the past few years? Endless security lines at airports? Bitter partisan politics? Working multiple jobs with no benefits? All of...

DATE: June 15, 2018 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

Reflections from ground zero Local is an eyewitness to first days of the 416 fire

While sitting around my house on Day 11 of the 416 Fire and not being able to leave because of the mandatory evacuation order (if you leave, you can’t return), I have been reflecting on the fire...

DATE: June 15, 2018 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

Chain pharmacy pricing: a tough pill to swallow

If Wal-Mart tried charging five times more than local grocers for bread, milk and bananas, its customers would promptly start buying locally. Yet a new report from the Consumers Union shows that...

DATE: June 8, 2018 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

Blow: Trump leading Republican Party to ruin

In one way, Donald Trump’s presidency has been a raging success: He stole a political party. Among most of the people who we used to call Republicans, among the people who like Trump or at least...

DATE: June 5, 2018 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

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