Oil and gas bill meets all our needs

I voted against Proposition 112 in the last election, a sweeping regulation on all oil and gas drilling in Colorado. It would have hurt the industry. But I did vote for Senate Bill 19-181. It has...

DATE: April 6, 2019 | COLUMN: From the Statehouse (OLD)

The United Kingdom has gone stark raving mad

LONDON – Politico reported the other day that the French European affairs minister, Nathalie Loiseau, had named her cat “Brexit.” Loiseau told the Journal du Dimanche that she chose the name...

DATE: April 5, 2019 | COLUMN: Thomas Friedman

We can’t afford to turn down this sales tax hike

As the mayor of Durango, I have a positive outlook on issues that make a difference to the residents of my hometown. Historically, our town has burned many times and, like a phoenix, rises to be...

DATE: March 18, 2019 | COLUMN: From the Mayor

Hickenlooper: Can he really pull this off?

Now that John Hickenlooper has officially joined the presidential race, he has, let us say, just a few challenges to overcome. 1. Money. It should be noted that several candidates are now rolling...

DATE: March 9, 2019 | COLUMN: Mike Littwin

MAGA is spent – unless you’re an adolescent

WASHINGTON – Humans do the strangest things. In two recent why-dunits, the curious have wondered why: (1) a successful TV star would allegedly orchestrate a fake, hate-inspired attack on himself,...

DATE: March 5, 2019 | COLUMN: Kathleen Parker

Winter for the ages leaves county residents buried

The last 10 days have been nothing short of epic in La Plata County as far as winter goes, with some locations seeing 80 inches of snowfall over the course of the last storm that closed schools for...

DATE: March 2, 2019 | COLUMN: From the Chair

Why I was a no vote on that bill

It was the unintended consequences question that affected my vote this week. As one of the most difficult, but researched, votes I have taken this year, I voted no on the National Popular Vote...

DATE: March 2, 2019 | COLUMN: From the State House

Democrats, media to blame for ignoring Dreamers

WASHINGTON – The “Dreamers” lost again. As you will recall, the Dreamers are illegal immigrants who were brought to the United States as young children. Most have grown up as Americans; sending...

DATE: Feb. 26, 2019 | COLUMN: Robert Samuelson

The Vatican’s gay overlords

Marveling at the mysterious sanctum that his new book explores, French journalist Frédéric Martel writes that “even in San Francisco’s Castro” there aren’t “quite as many gays.” He’s talking about...

DATE: Feb. 23, 2019 | COLUMN: Frank Bruni

Fight over-population denial

I first met people who denied the population problem in 1994 at the International Conference on Population and Development. They supported their claim that there was no population problem with the...

DATE: Feb. 23, 2019 | COLUMN: Population Matters

Anti-Semitism is like cancer in the Islamic world

NEW YORK – In recent weeks, attention has focused on two freshman Democratic members of Congress, Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib, both of whom are Muslim and have made critical statements about...

DATE: Feb. 21, 2019 | COLUMN: Fareed Zakaria

How the American left fell in love with elitism

Over the past generation, global capitalism has produced the greatest reduction in human poverty in history. Over the past 10 years, American capitalism has produced 20 million new jobs. The...

DATE: Feb. 19, 2019 | COLUMN: David Brooks

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