Opinion

Letter: Porter-Norton expresses gratitude

Dear Durango Herald editors: I would like to thank the voters for selecting me as the next La Plata County commissioner from District 2. Thank you to the people who voted for me. It was a close...

DATE: Nov. 19, 2020 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

Letters: Grocers should enforce mask mandate

The voters have spoken. They rejected Trump’s dangerous anti-science rhetoric, especially here in Colorado and La Plata County. It’s time now for local grocery stores to enforce the mask mandate...

DATE: Nov. 18, 2020 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

Letters: Calling race for Biden is bogus

I urge you to be very careful about what you print regarding this bogus call of the presidency for Joe Biden. Please remember that the media do not get to choose the outcome of any election – the...

DATE: Nov. 17, 2020 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

Our View: America needs a health care czar

The Affordable Care Act’s first date with the Supreme Court suggested that the conservative-dominated court is unlikely to trash Obamacare. Though a final ruling on the arguments presented Nov. 10...

DATE: Nov. 17, 2020 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

Mike Foutz: School closures harm students

I am writing this letter independently and not expressing the views of the Bayfield School Board or administration. As president of the Bayfield School Board, I want to thank our staff for working...

DATE: Nov. 17, 2020 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

Bret Stephens: On the compromises that are fatal to liberalism

In January, in what now seems like a bygone age, writer George Packer delivered a memorable speech, “The Enemies of Writing,” for the honor of winning the Hitchens Prize. “Why is a career like...

DATE: Nov. 13, 2020 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

Bret Stephens: How the Times lost its way on the 1619 project

If there’s one word admirers and critics alike can agree on when it comes to The New York Times ’ award-winning 1619 Project, it’s ambition. Ambition to reframe America’s conversation about race....

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

Jamelle Bouie: We waited for a repudiation that never came

The liberal hope for the 2020 presidential election was a repudiation of Donald Trump and the Republican Party. It is no longer on the table. A Joe Biden win, if it happens, will be as narrow an...

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

David Brooks: Is this the new future of American liberalism?

The United States recently endured its worst economic quarter in recorded history. If this trend had continued for an entire year, American economic output would have been down by about a third. So...

DATE: Oct. 21, 2020 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

Erik Molvar and Jennifer Molidor: Cattle are ecological misfits in the arid West

In the debate over grazing in the West, there’s a trend toward magical thinking. In “Like birds and fish? You should be hugging a cow ,” (Op-ed, Aug. 30), ranchers Pat and Sharon O’Toole indulge in...

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

Ross Douthat: Trump’s virus tragedy is of Biblical proportions

Just two days before Donald Trump tested positive for the coronavirus, several of my New York Times colleagues published a story about the early days of the pandemic, and the strong global public...

DATE: Oct. 7, 2020 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

Bret Stephens: A secret Trump supporter spills the beans

Chris is a registered Democrat in her 50s who lives in Manhattan. She’s well-educated, well-traveled and well-informed. She has voted for candidates of both parties over the years and was...

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

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