Opinion

Frank Bruni: Mayor Pete flew sky high - and did the grown-up thing

To Pete Buttigieg’s many other virtues, add these: He’s not delusional, and he can see beyond himself. He looked at what happened in South Carolina on Saturday. He looked at what was likely to...

DATE: March 2, 2020 | COLUMN: Frank Bruni

Barbara McLachlan: Coloradans ask state to spend more on education

More than ever, I am hearing about the struggles with Colorado’s school funding formula. Educators want a livable wage, administrators want more safety precautions and students want smaller classes...

DATE: March 1, 2020 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

Liane Jollon: SNAP is a winning program for all Coloradoans

As local providers of public health and human services, we believe all Coloradans deserve equal opportunity to eat enough food to stay healthy and to prosper. The Colorado Health Institute reports...

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

David Marston: Sad Colorado city fights back – with windmills

For nearly half a century, coal powered the blast furnaces of the 1,410-megawatt Comanche Power Generating station in Pueblo, the city of 110,000 in southern Colorado. You can’t miss Comanche, the...

DATE: Feb. 28, 2020 | COLUMN: Writers on the Range

David Brooks: Why Bernie Sanders will probably win the nomination

Successful presidential candidates are myth-makers. They don’t just tell a story. They tell a story that helps people make meaning out of the current moment; that divides people into heroes and...

DATE: Feb. 27, 2020 | COLUMN: David Brooks

Farhad Manjoo: Is Amazon’s store just too good to be broken up?

Amazon is a genie of consumerist wishes, and it keeps growing more irresistible. The company’s online store has always been convenient and plentiful, but in the last year, Amazon significantly...

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

Ross Douthat: The Bloomberg temptation – and the peril

For a long time, the notion of a Michael Bloomberg presidential candidacy seemed like a Manhattan fancy, a conceit with elite appeal but no mass constituency, a fantasy for Acela riders who imagine...

DATE: Feb. 21, 2020 | COLUMN: Ross Douthat

David Brooks: It was education that made Scandinavia great

Almost everybody admires the Nordic model. Countries like Sweden, Denmark, Norway and Finland have high economic productivity, high social equality, high social trust and high levels of personal...

DATE: Feb. 21, 2020 | COLUMN: David Brooks

Barbara McLachlan: Priming state Outdoor Rec office to do even more

A group of legislators toured the Winter Colorado Outdoor Recreation Convention in Denver last week, where companies from around the world touted their incredible selection of outdoor equipment,...

DATE: Feb. 17, 2020 | COLUMN: From the State House

Clyde Church: Getting on the same page with the land use code

The new year is off and running and at La Plata County, that means a new chairperson of the Board of County Commissioners. Julie Westendorff passed the gavel to me in January, and now I have the...

DATE: Feb. 16, 2020 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

Melissa Youssef: ‘Seamless connectivity’ explains bridge project

A Jan. 22 article in The Herald, featuring an artist’s rendering of a proposed pedestrian bridge across the Animas River and over 32nd Street, prompted a flood of emails to Durango City Council...

DATE: Feb. 15, 2020 | COLUMN: From the Mayor

Cory Gardner: In its race to impeach, the U.S. House failed us

Washington seems to be constantly convulsing in partisan accusations, investigations, and endless acrimony. That division reached its high-water mark as the Senate carried out the third...

DATE: Feb. 14, 2020 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

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