Opinion

Our View: Balancing profit and passion in stewardship of beloved sites

Two of our region’s most beloved outdoor public places are facing serious threats to their well-being: Chimney Rock National Monument and Ice Lake Trail. In the case of the former, the motivation...

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

John Simpson: School board veils intent, cost of bonds approved in recent election

While I am pleased that the School District 9-R bond issue passed in the November election, I am concerned with the subterfuge planned for the next step of the process. The school board told us one...

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

Michelle Goldberg: The MAGA Revolution Devours Its Own

Gabriel Sterling, a Georgia election official and longtime Republican, held a news conference this week in which he excoriated Donald Trump’s lies about voter fraud and the threats of violence...

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

Our View: Despite district’s best efforts, some students are falling behind

As a society, we are suffering many losses as a result of COVID-19, chief of which are, of course, the deaths of hundreds of thousands of people. But some losses won’t be quantifiable, or perhaps...

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

Biden needs to rollback the rollbacks on the environment

In early 2017, not long after President Donald Trump moved into the White House, his chief adviser, Steve Bannon, said the administration’s aim was the “deconstruction of the administrative state.”...

DATE: Dec. 4, 2020 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

Thomas Friedman: Dear Joe, Iran is not about the nukes anymore

With the assassination by Israel of Iran’s top nuclear warhead designer, the Middle East is promising to complicate Joe Biden’s job from Day One. President-elect Biden knows the region well, but if...

DATE: Dec. 4, 2020 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

Bayfield schools’ COVID policies are unsafe

Bayfield School District Superintendent Kevin Aten and I agree that teachers believe kids learn best in person. However, what was missing from Aten’s recent Bayfield School District board meeting...

DATE: Dec. 1, 2020 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

Letter: Mercy Family Medicine rises to the top

The Mercy Patient and Family Advisory Council brings the patient’s perspective to Mercy Family Medicine. We are dedicated to making Mercy Family Medicine one of the premier family practices. Mercy...

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

Paul Krugman: Let’s hear it for Janet Yellen

It’s hard to overstate the enthusiasm among economists over Joe Biden’s selection of Janet Yellen as the next secretary of the Treasury. Some of this enthusiasm reflects the groundbreaking nature...

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

Maureen Dowd: The Lady and the Trump

I’ve been riveted all week by the spectacle of the most famous blond phenom on the planet, a child isolated and miserable living inside a national landmark, lashing out and spiraling into...

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

Daniel Morgenstern: Housing issues must become top priority

Thanksgiving and the holidays are wonderful if you are sheltered, warm and fed. The holidays also provide a strong reminder for those of us who are comfortable that we have an obligation to help...

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

Maureen Dowd: The L:ady and the Trump

I’ve been riveted all week by the spectacle of the most famous blond phenom on the planet, a child isolated and miserable living inside a national landmark, lashing out and spiraling into...

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

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