Opinion

Farhad Manjoo: Is Amazon’s store just too good to be broken up?

Amazon is a genie of consumerist wishes, and it keeps growing more irresistible. The company’s online store has always been convenient and plentiful, but in the last year, Amazon significantly...

DATE: Feb. 22, 2020 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

Ross Douthat: The Bloomberg temptation – and the peril

For a long time, the notion of a Michael Bloomberg presidential candidacy seemed like a Manhattan fancy, a conceit with elite appeal but no mass constituency, a fantasy for Acela riders who imagine...

DATE: Feb. 21, 2020 | UPDATED: 1 day 14 hours ago | COLUMN: Ross Douthat

David Brooks: It was education that made Scandinavia great

Almost everybody admires the Nordic model. Countries like Sweden, Denmark, Norway and Finland have high economic productivity, high social equality, high social trust and high levels of personal...

DATE: Feb. 21, 2020 | COLUMN: David Brooks

Barbara McLachlan: Priming state Outdoor Rec office to do even more

A group of legislators toured the Winter Colorado Outdoor Recreation Convention in Denver last week, where companies from around the world touted their incredible selection of outdoor equipment,...

DATE: Feb. 17, 2020 | COLUMN: From the State House

Clyde Church: Getting on the same page with the land use code

The new year is off and running and at La Plata County, that means a new chairperson of the Board of County Commissioners. Julie Westendorff passed the gavel to me in January, and now I have the...

DATE: Feb. 16, 2020 | UPDATED: 6 days 17 hours ago | COLUMN: Guest Columns

Melissa Youssef: ‘Seamless connectivity’ explains bridge project

A Jan. 22 article in The Herald, featuring an artist’s rendering of a proposed pedestrian bridge across the Animas River and over 32nd Street, prompted a flood of emails to Durango City Council...

DATE: Feb. 15, 2020 | COLUMN: From the Mayor

Cory Gardner: In its race to impeach, the U.S. House failed us

Washington seems to be constantly convulsing in partisan accusations, investigations, and endless acrimony. That division reached its high-water mark as the Senate carried out the third...

DATE: Feb. 14, 2020 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

David Brooks: How Donald Trump will win again in November

As several people have noticed, this was the most politically successful week of the Trump presidency. First, President Donald Trump’s job approval numbers are rising. When the impeachment inquiry...

DATE: Feb. 12, 2020 | COLUMN: David Brooks

Kara Chadwick: Land exchange would acquire critical elk and deer habitat

In November, the San Juan National Forest looked to the public for feedback regarding a proposed land exchange on the Pagosa Ranger District. Land exchanges are a way to acquire land on behalf of...

DATE: Feb. 8, 2020 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

Farhad Manjoo: Stop pretending the single-family home is good

When my family emigrated from our native South Africa to Southern California in the 1980s, my parents, my sister and I fell hard for this state’s endless suburban sprawl. To the four of us, the...

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

Rep. Barbara McLachlan: We want to encourage rural business

After a couple of weeks celebrating our Western heritage at the National Western Stock Show, hobnobbing with steers in the Brown Palace Hotel during their high tea, enjoying dinner with members of...

DATE: Feb. 1, 2020 | COLUMN: From the State House

Bret Stephens: Anyone but Trump? Let’s rethink that, shall we?

Donald Trump is a lawless president and revolting person who richly deserved his impeachment and, in a better world, would be convicted in the Senate and removed from the White House. That’s my...

DATE: Jan. 29, 2020 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

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