There’s more to city budgeting than ‘simple math’

Our city’s annual budgeting process is now underway and won’t be completed until December. I can speak for City Council when I assure you that we’re always cognizant of the fact that the decisions...

DATE: Sept. 22, 2019 | COLUMN: From the Mayor

American Pharoah officially joins the Resistance

WASHINGTON – American Pharoah has joined the #Resistance. Last week, Vice President Pence informed House Republicans that Triple Crown winner American Pharoah “bit me so hard” on the arm during a...

DATE: Sept. 22, 2019 | COLUMN: Dana Milbank

Wilderness represents a commitment to humility

Bill Worf, the Forest Service’s first wilderness program leader and Wilderness Watch’s founder, liked to tell the story of when, shortly after the Wilderness Act passed in 1964, engineers at the...

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

Let’s debate: Are Democrats doomed to lose?

WASHINGTON – He’s in our heads. Even more than we knew. It isn’t just that he hovered over the Democratic debate last week. It’s more profound than that. Donald Trump has fundamentally altered the...

DATE: Sept. 18, 2019 | COLUMN: Maureen Dowd

Getting the county land use code right is critical

Don’t look now, but summer suddenly disappeared on us. With cool mornings and evenings beckoning the coming fall foliage, jumping in leaf piles and sipping apple cider are replacing summer time...

DATE: Sept. 17, 2019 | COLUMN: From the Chair

The time has come to stop calling Trump a racist

WASHINGTON – President Trump is a horrendous racist. And it’s time for Democrats to stop calling him one. Substantial evidence shows that labeling Trump “racist” backfires against Democrats. It...

DATE: Sept. 17, 2019 | COLUMN: Dana Milbank

The Trump administration is throttling the BLM

WASHINGTON – This is how the Trump administration goes about the quiet business of incapacitating the U.S. government. President Trump spent his summer making war on Denmark, sending an imaginary...

DATE: Sept. 16, 2019 | COLUMN: Dana Milbank

Relocating bears won’t solve problem of people

The bear came in the afternoon. Having learned that neighborhoods contained a bounty of high-calorie foods, the bear had abandoned its natural wariness of people in exchange for easy meals. Bird...

DATE: Sept. 15, 2019 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

Mercy and Centura are focused on their mission

For 137 years, Mercy Regional Medical Center has provided quality, comprehensive medical care to Durango and the surrounding communities. We have been recognized as one of the “100 Great Community...

DATE: Sept. 14, 2019 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

Colorado GOP is on a lengthening losing streak

Everyone knew, and many predicted, that the effort to recall Gov. Jared Polis effort would end not just in failure, but in spectacular failure. But what I didn’t predict was that the Dismiss Polis...

DATE: Sept. 13, 2019 | COLUMN: Mike Littwin

As the world’s most successful political party ends

NEW YORK – Britain’s Tories are arguably the most successful political party of the modern age. The Conservatives have ruled Britain for nearly 60 of the 90 years since 1929 (the country’s first...

DATE: Sept. 13, 2019 | COLUMN: Fareed Zakaria

It’s the age of American despair – can we fix it?

Last week, CNN devoted seven hours of programming to climate change, bringing the leading Democratic candidates onstage to grill them on the issue. I have no complaints about the decision, but I...

DATE: Sept. 11, 2019 | COLUMN: Ross Douthat

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