Charles Blow: Yes, even George Washington – especially him

On the issue of American slavery, I am an absolutist: Enslavers were amoral monsters. The very idea that one group of people believed that they had the right to own another human being is abhorrent...

DATE: July 10, 2020 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

Denise Fort: Babbitt’s plan for the river doesn’t go far enough

Each spring, the acequias in New Mexico carry cold, clear snowmelt to freshly furrowed fields on small farms. The centuries-old irrigation culture is recognized in state law and supported by strong...

DATE: July 5, 2020 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

Michael Fields: State government needs to get out of the way

In the middle of a recession, the Legislature wants to raise your property taxes. State Sens. Jack Tate and Chris Hansen, along with Reps. Matt Soper and Dayena Esgar, led an effort to put a full...

DATE: July 4, 2020 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

Charles Blow: Return of ‘Law and Order’ for blacks and hippies

Recently, Donald Trump stood in the White House Rose Garden and announced an executive order on police reform – a list of minor, unfunded actions that incentivized some changes but mandated none....

DATE: July 2, 2020 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

David Brooks: How moderates have failed African Americans

We Americans believe in education. We tend to assume that if you help a young person get a good education and the right skills, then she’ll be able to make her way in American society. Opportunity...

DATE: June 26, 2020 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

Ernest House and Tom Stritikus: Caricatures of Natives do not fit with our values

The clocktower is one the most distinguishing features of the Fort Lewis College campus. When visitors and students walk through it, they are greeted by images that stand in stark contrast to who...

DATE: June 24, 2020 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

Bret Stephens: The intellectual cowardice of my New York Times

The recent decision by The New York Times to disavow an op-ed by Sen. Tom Cotton was a gift to the enemies of a free press – free in the sense of one that doesn’t quiver and cave in the face of an...

DATE: June 21, 2020 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

Michelle Goldberg: Surprise! Justice on LGBT rights from Gorsuch

The new season of my favorite television show, “The Good Fight,” begins with the heroine, feminist lawyer Diane Lockhart, awakening in what seems at first like a giddy alternative reality in which...

DATE: June 20, 2020 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

Andy Mueller: Whoa – let’s not hurt farmers to save the Colorado

Overconsumption of water and drought are driving the Colorado River into crisis. But some solutions are better than others. Former Interior Secretary Bruce Babbitt suggested recently in an opinion...

DATE: June 13, 2020 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

Dadvid Brooks: We’re finally invaded. Guess what happens next.

I was an American history major in college in the 1980s. I’ll be honest with you. I thrilled to the way the American story was told back then. To immigrate to America was to join the luckiest and...

DATE: June 7, 2020 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

Gail Collins: Tell Trump we’re not questioning his manhood?

Have you noticed how almost every other word out of Donald Trump’s mouth lately seems to be some variation on “dominate?” “If you don’t dominate, you’re wasting your time,” he told America’s...

DATE: June 6, 2020 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

Nicholas Kristof: Let’s remember this virus is still a big mystery

The odd thing about reporting on the coronavirus is that the nonexperts are supremely confident in their predictions, while epidemiologists keep telling me that they don’t really know much at all....

DATE: June 3, 2020 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

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