Opinion

Ross Douthat: Andrew Jackson goes hunting in the Persian Gulf

There’s a witticism that makes the rounds on Twitter whenever Donald Trump does something particularly plutocratic or corrupt, a variation on the following: Look, this is what all those folks in...

DATE: Jan. 26, 2020 | COLUMN: Ross Douthat

Melissa Youssef: We’re checking the city budget more than twice

Small-town politics are unique because local residents are connected to each other in so many ways. We are friends, neighbors and co-workers. We experience multi-layered community relationships and...

DATE: Jan. 25, 2020 | COLUMN: From the Mayor

Laura Packard: Let’s spotlight Gardner’s real record

In Sen. Cory Gardner’s op-ed for this paper (“It was a great year for Colorado ,” Jan. 11), he talks about Colorado’s wellbeing. I have had a pretty great year here, but in spite of my senator, not...

DATE: Jan. 25, 2020 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

David Brooks: Behold the Democrats committing political suicide

This is a golden age for “Theyism,” the belief that there is some malevolent, elite “they” out there and “they” are destroying life for the rest of us. There is Donald Trump’s culture-war Theyism:...

DATE: Jan. 24, 2020 | COLUMN: David Brooks

Bret Stephens: Of course Sanders could be the next president

“The first principle,” said Richard Feynman, “is that you must not fool yourself – and you are the easiest person to fool.” When it comes to pundits and politics this year, I’d revise the great...

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

David Leonhardt: F.D.R. got it. Most Democrats don’t. Warren does.

In January 1937, near the end of Franklin Roosevelt’s first term as president, Life magazine published a map of the United States spread over two full pages. The headline read: “What President...

DATE: Jan. 19, 2020 | COLUMN: David Leonhardt

Barbara McLachlan: Good bills to come this legislative session

We’re off and running! The 2020 state legislative session started last week, and the Capitol is buzzing with predictions and expectations about what will happen this year. We’re also reflecting on...

DATE: Jan. 18, 2020 | COLUMN: From the State House

David Brooks: On the Mideast, Trump’s making us all look dumb

Donald Trump is impulse-driven, ignorant, narcissistic and intellectually dishonest. So you’d think that those of us in the anti-Trump camp would go out of our way to show we’re not like him – that...

DATE: Jan. 15, 2020 | COLUMN: David Brooks

Thomas Friedman: Trump killed Iran’s most overrated warrior

One day they may name a street after President Donald Trump in Tehran. Because Trump ordered the assassination of possibly the dumbest man in Iran and the most overrated strategist in the Middle...

DATE: Jan. 12, 2020 | COLUMN: Thomas Friedman

Cory Gardner: It was a great year for Colorado

As we look back on the past year and look forward to the year ahead, I want to share some of the victories we were able to accomplish. Good news doesn’t always make the evening broadcasts or the...

DATE: Jan. 11, 2020 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

Michael Fields: Forcing school districts to raise taxes is wrong

“Raise your taxes or we’ll cut your state funding.” That’s the message politicians would be sending school districts under a new proposal that is being worked on for the 2020 legislative session,...

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

Bret Stephens: To beat Trump, try deep cleaning

Bill Clinton and Barack Obama both campaigned for, and won, the White House on the watchword “hope.” What watchword will it take for a Democrat to win this time? My suggestion: soap. Nearly three...

DATE: Jan. 3, 2020 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

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