Opinion

Ross Douthat: Let’s talk about what isn’t President Trump’s fault

Recently, I wrote a column arguing that the blundering of the Trump administration, while real and deadly, may not be responsible for the bulk of America’s coronavirus fatalities. A few days later,...

DATE: Sept. 16, 2020 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

Richard Grossman: ‘Natural’ disasters even more destructive in Africa

When I last wrote about the mega-drought in southwestern North America, we were in “extreme drought.” The rain started toward the end of July, although the drought hasn’t ended. Unfortunately, we...

DATE: Sept. 13, 2020 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

David Brooks: Seeing what must be done when a heart is empty

On Dec. 26, 2004, French author Emmanuel Carrère and his girlfriend were vacationing at a cliff-top hotel in Sri Lanka. Their relationship was dying, and, feeling out of sorts, they decided not to...

DATE: Sept. 12, 2020 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

Dave Marston: If the water disappears, the desert comes back in

Paonia, a small town in western Colorado with mesas rising above it, wouldn’t green-up without water diverted from a river or mountain springs. The lively water travels through irrigation ditches...

DATE: Sept. 12, 2020 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

Bret Stephens: How will a post-Trump Republican Party look?

If Donald Trump stages a come-from-behind victory in November, the Republican Party will become an oddity for the Trump Organization: the only entity it owns but does not brand. Not only will he...

DATE: Sept. 10, 2020 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

Bret Stephens: The unwitting progressives who bolster Trump

As Donald Trump was about to accept the Republican nomination from the South Lawn of the White House with warnings that “No one will be safe in Biden’s America,” NPR was doing its part to make sure...

DATE: Sept. 9, 2020 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

Rob Edward: If there’s one thing Colorado needs, it’s ... wolves

Colorado voters will soon have a historic opportunity to overcome a monumental injustice. If voters choose to say Yes to a citizens’ initiative on Nov. 3, wolves will again mingle on a continental...

DATE: Sept. 6, 2020 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

Marj Perry: Wolves + lots of people is not a recipe for success

I am a third-generation Colorado rancher, and I don’t think it’s an exaggeration to say that it’s a terrible idea to vote Nov. 3 to bring back wolves to western Colorado. It threatens ranchers like...

DATE: Sept. 5, 2020 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

David Brooks: President Trump and the politics of ‘mean world’

I’ve been thinking about the two families we’ve encountered over the past weeks. The Biden family is emotionally open, rendered vulnerable by tragedy and driven by a powerful desire to connect. The...

DATE: Sept. 2, 2020 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

Sharon and Pat O'Toole: Like birds and fish? You should be hugging a cow

You don't hear this from former Interior Secretary Bruce Babbitt or the usual suspects whose goal is to end many water diversions from the Colorado River, but it's true. Rural landscapes and...

DATE: Aug. 30, 2020 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

Asta Bowen: Why are we in such a rush to go back to school?

As a longtime teacher who has heard every complaint under the sun about how horrible school is, how boring, arbitrary, irrelevant and unfair, I find myself somewhat taken aback by the fierce...

DATE: Aug. 28, 2020 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

Bret Stephens: This Biden blunder alone could sink his chances

If Joe Biden isn’t careful, Donald Trump might have a new nickname for him: “Shutdown Joe” – after the former vice president’s biggest blunder in the campaign thus far. I’m referring to his...

DATE: Aug. 27, 2020 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

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