An antidote to idiocy in new Churchill biography

Earlier this year, retired astronaut Scott Kelly posted a harmless tweet quoting Winston Churchill’s famous line, “In victory, magnanimity.” Left-wing Twitter went berserk, and Kelly felt obliged...

DATE: Dec. 20, 2018 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

Shutting down government is a sham, not a game

I’ve been thinking about government shutdowns. The most recent threat to stop public services is about funding the expansion of the border wall with Mexico. But shutting the government down is...

DATE: Dec. 18, 2018 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

Now’s the time for action to restore national parks

As Congress makes its way through the lame duck session, several hot button issues await action. Important legislation will be considered over the next two weeks that, if passed, will provide...

DATE: Dec. 17, 2018 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

Can we learn to live with wolves again?

In his Nov. 9 Herald column, Andrew Gulliford wonders, “Can we learn to live with wolves again? ” The answer is yes – depending on a variety of factors. He states that the last wolf in Colorado was...

DATE: Dec. 15, 2018 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

For Trump, it could be the presidency or prison

Donald Trump – or, as he’s known to federal prosecutors, Individual-1 – might well be a criminal. That’s no longer just my opinion, or that of Democratic activists. It is the finding of Trump’s own...

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

What would a presidency without humor look like?

As with September’s memorial services for John McCain, expressions of mourning for George H.W. Bush – extolling the 41st president’s humility, loyalty, temperance, decency, bravery and devotion to...

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

Making criminals out of the homeless won’t work

Henry Ford observed, “Most people spend more time and energy going around problems than trying to solve them.” Homelessness is a problem. It is a complicated problem. The Homeless – seniors,...

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

Conservation fund needs to be revived, saved, now

Considering the amount of time I spend on public lands fishing, communing with wildlife, hiking, mountain biking, and spending time with friends and family, I figured it was time for me to express...

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

No mystery in the failure of that city tax increase

I have opted to write an open letter to Durango City Council instead of attending one of its scheduled community sessions, in hopes of directly sharing my thoughts and perspectives about budget...

DATE: Dec. 8, 2018 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

Colorado deer, elk are safe for now

Much ink has been spilled about Chronic Wasting Disease, which affects deer. CWD has slowly spread over the last few decades, and some hunters are worried it will decimate deer populations and a...

DATE: Dec. 8, 2018 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

The real China challenge: managing its decline

In 2009, The Economist wrote about an up-and-coming global power: Brazil. Its economy, the magazine suggested, would soon overtake that of France or the U.K. as the world’s fifth largest. São Paulo...

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

This holiday, could a robot be taking your job?

This holiday season, Santa’s little helpers might come with a battery. While retailers across the country are beefing up seasonal hires to prepare for the holiday shopping apocalypse, Amazon is...

DATE: Dec. 1, 2018 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

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