Opinion

David Brooks: Tipping is broken and immoral

For most of my life, I’ve been glad that America is a society that relies heavily on tipping. First, tipping allows us to reward excellent service. Second, in a world of rising economic inequality,...

DATE: Oct. 31, 2019 | COLUMN: David Brooks

Robert Samuelson: The time has come to impeach and remove Trump

WASHINGTON – No one has worked more aggressively to trigger impeachment than the president. You may remember that, during the campaign, then-candidate Donald Trump suggested that, should he win, he...

DATE: Oct. 28, 2019 | COLUMN: Robert Samuelson

Mark Hillman: State government hasn’t earned our trust; No on CC

Colorado voters will soon be asked to approve Proposition CC, an innocent-sounding ballot measure asking us to “just trust” state government to spend our tax dollars without limitation. Prop CC...

DATE: Oct. 27, 2019 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

Mark Kennedy and Tony Frank: Prop CC is an investment for all

Colorado is rightfully proud of its strong economy and national reputation as a hub for critical economic sectors such as biosciences, aerospace, energy, agriculture and health care. Yet funding...

DATE: Oct. 26, 2019 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

Don Coram and Ellen Roberts: Yes on DD, for the water

We have represented the Western Slope in the legislature for more than 20 years between us. When you’re from rural Colorado, fighting for our water is the first thing you learn how to do. It’s a...

DATE: Oct. 26, 2019 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

Rep. Scott Tipton: State leads on insurance – don’t let Feds take over

Health insurance open enrollment is around the corner. For many families, the one thought on their minds is: What plan offers the best coverage for the best price? For others, especially those...

DATE: Oct. 25, 2019 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

David Brooks: Elizabeth Warren is a bad choice ... that we’d have to make

If the general election campaign turns out to be Trump vs. Warren, what the heck are we supposed to do? The first thing we could do, of course, is pray for a miracle. Maybe the Democrats will...

DATE: Oct. 23, 2019 | COLUMN: David Brooks

Kathleen Parker: With Syria and Turkey, Trump has blood on his hands

WASHINGTON – So let me get this straight: President Trump ordered the removal of American troops from northern Syria, knowing that Turkey would invade, seize and occupy Kurd-occupied land. But now,...

DATE: Oct. 21, 2019 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

Gov. Jared Polis: We’re saving Coloradans money on health insurance

When I’m in Southwest Colorado, the No. 1 thing I hear from folks is that they’re tired of getting ripped off on the cost of health care. From skyrocketing premiums to out-of-control prescription...

DATE: Oct. 21, 2019 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

Michael Fields: Prop CC gives legislators blank check for wasteful spending

If you read Proposition CC’s ballot language, you’ll be hard-pressed to figure out what it’s really asking. It doesn’t say it’s permanent, it doesn’t mention the Taxpayer’s Bill of Rights, and it...

DATE: Oct. 19, 2019 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

Will McConnell, Mercy CEO: We’ve had to make tough decisions

While my wife, our four kids and I have been a part of the Durango community for a relatively short portion of Mercy’s 137-year history – nine years this past September to be exact – to our family,...

DATE: Oct. 18, 2019 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

Nicholas Kristof: China’s Xi Jinping is coming for Winne-the-Pooh

What happens when China’s enforcers come after Winnie-the-Pooh? Will we reluctantly hand over Pooh Bear? “Really sorry about this, Winnie, but China’s an important market!” Winnie-the-Pooh has been...

DATE: Oct. 18, 2019 | COLUMN: Nicholas Kristof

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