Opinion

David Brooks: On the Mideast, Trump’s making us all look dumb

Donald Trump is impulse-driven, ignorant, narcissistic and intellectually dishonest. So you’d think that those of us in the anti-Trump camp would go out of our way to show we’re not like him – that...

DATE: Jan. 15, 2020 | COLUMN: David Brooks

Thomas Friedman: Trump killed Iran’s most overrated warrior

One day they may name a street after President Donald Trump in Tehran. Because Trump ordered the assassination of possibly the dumbest man in Iran and the most overrated strategist in the Middle...

DATE: Jan. 12, 2020 | COLUMN: Thomas Friedman

Cory Gardner: It was a great year for Colorado

As we look back on the past year and look forward to the year ahead, I want to share some of the victories we were able to accomplish. Good news doesn’t always make the evening broadcasts or the...

DATE: Jan. 11, 2020 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

Michael Fields: Forcing school districts to raise taxes is wrong

“Raise your taxes or we’ll cut your state funding.” That’s the message politicians would be sending school districts under a new proposal that is being worked on for the 2020 legislative session,...

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

Bret Stephens: To beat Trump, try deep cleaning

Bill Clinton and Barack Obama both campaigned for, and won, the White House on the watchword “hope.” What watchword will it take for a Democrat to win this time? My suggestion: soap. Nearly three...

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

Lauri Costello: We can lead the nation on reducing methane

Earlier this month, over 120 people packed the standing-room-only La Plata County chamber to support stronger, statewide methane regulations. Fifty -our citizens raised their voices and testified...

DATE: Dec. 28, 2019 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

Julie Westendorff: La Plata County is on track for a great 2020

Well folks, this is my last column. As the year draws to a close, so will my stint as chair of the Board of County Commissioners. Gwen Lachelt and I have one more year to work for you before our...

DATE: Dec. 27, 2019 | COLUMN: From the Chair

Charles Blow: Impeachment in the House is the real victory

I have been peppered with questions about whether there is any chance the Senate will convict Donald Trump. I have to constantly remind people that impeachment in the House is the victory. The...

DATE: Dec. 22, 2019 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

David Brooks: I was a socialist once – and then I saw how it worked (or didn’t)

I was a socialist in college. I read magazines like The Nation and old issues of The New Masses. I dreamed of being the next Clifford Odets, a lefty playwright who was always trying to raise...

DATE: Dec. 21, 2019 | COLUMN: David Brooks

Julie Gorte: Tri-State needs to lead on cleaner energy

Colorado is leading the way toward a low-carbon future, with companies and lawmakers taking bold action to accelerate the clean energy economy across the state. However, there are those who are...

DATE: Dec. 20, 2019 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

Jamelle Bouie: Why the ‘wokest’ candidates are the weakest

Democrats are too “woke” for their own good, or so goes the argument. “Today’s progressivism is more or less a secular form of religion with its own high standards,” Matt Lewis, a conservative...

DATE: Dec. 18, 2019 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

Bret Stephens: A Europe without American protection would be a disaster

With the recent conclusion of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization’s 70th anniversary summit in London, it’s fair to say that Donald Trump thinks that most alliance members, starting with France...

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

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