Opinion

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

David Brooks: How Donald Trump will win again in November

As several people have noticed, this was the most politically successful week of the Trump presidency. First, President Donald Trump’s job approval numbers are rising. When the impeachment inquiry...

DATE: Feb. 12, 2020 | COLUMN: David Brooks

Kara Chadwick: Land exchange would acquire critical elk and deer habitat

In November, the San Juan National Forest looked to the public for feedback regarding a proposed land exchange on the Pagosa Ranger District. Land exchanges are a way to acquire land on behalf of...

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

Farhad Manjoo: Stop pretending the single-family home is good

When my family emigrated from our native South Africa to Southern California in the 1980s, my parents, my sister and I fell hard for this state’s endless suburban sprawl. To the four of us, the...

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

Rep. Barbara McLachlan: We want to encourage rural business

After a couple of weeks celebrating our Western heritage at the National Western Stock Show, hobnobbing with steers in the Brown Palace Hotel during their high tea, enjoying dinner with members of...

DATE: Feb. 1, 2020 | COLUMN: From the State House

Bret Stephens: Anyone but Trump? Let’s rethink that, shall we?

Donald Trump is a lawless president and revolting person who richly deserved his impeachment and, in a better world, would be convicted in the Senate and removed from the White House. That’s my...

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

Ross Douthat: Andrew Jackson goes hunting in the Persian Gulf

There’s a witticism that makes the rounds on Twitter whenever Donald Trump does something particularly plutocratic or corrupt, a variation on the following: Look, this is what all those folks in...

DATE: Jan. 26, 2020 | COLUMN: Ross Douthat

Melissa Youssef: We’re checking the city budget more than twice

Small-town politics are unique because local residents are connected to each other in so many ways. We are friends, neighbors and co-workers. We experience multi-layered community relationships and...

DATE: Jan. 25, 2020 | COLUMN: From the Mayor

Laura Packard: Let’s spotlight Gardner’s real record

In Sen. Cory Gardner’s op-ed for this paper (“It was a great year for Colorado ,” Jan. 11), he talks about Colorado’s wellbeing. I have had a pretty great year here, but in spite of my senator, not...

DATE: Jan. 25, 2020 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

David Brooks: Behold the Democrats committing political suicide

This is a golden age for “Theyism,” the belief that there is some malevolent, elite “they” out there and “they” are destroying life for the rest of us. There is Donald Trump’s culture-war Theyism:...

DATE: Jan. 24, 2020 | COLUMN: David Brooks

Bret Stephens: Of course Sanders could be the next president

“The first principle,” said Richard Feynman, “is that you must not fool yourself – and you are the easiest person to fool.” When it comes to pundits and politics this year, I’d revise the great...

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

David Leonhardt: F.D.R. got it. Most Democrats don’t. Warren does.

In January 1937, near the end of Franklin Roosevelt’s first term as president, Life magazine published a map of the United States spread over two full pages. The headline read: “What President...

DATE: Jan. 19, 2020 | COLUMN: David Leonhardt

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