Not just a machine, he’s the Lamborghini of gaffes

WASHINGTON – There is no surer way to convince people you are going nuts than to stand in front of a crowd and announce that you are not going nuts. “I want to be clear: I’m not going nuts,” Joe...

DATE: Aug. 27, 2019 | COLUMN: Dana Milbank

Here’s how we’ll choose our next city manager

During a city council meeting on Aug. 20, City Manager Ron LeBlanc announced his retirement after almost 12 years of service. Although his announcement took City Council by surprise, we recognize...

DATE: Aug. 26, 2019 | COLUMN: From the Mayor

The Palestinian-Israeli peace process is a farce

Last week’s ugly mess involving the abortive visit to Israel of two Democratic congresswomen was useful for only one reason: It exposed how much the Palestinian-Israeli peace process has become a...

DATE: Aug. 25, 2019 | COLUMN: Thomas Friedman

Your airport is doing fine, and that pays dividends

The Durango–La Plata County Airport (DRO) strives for transparency when providing the public with information about airline performance, including cancellations and delays. This is why we would...

DATE: Aug. 24, 2019 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

I’m reconsidering the wisdom of electric vehicles

Last month I wrote about my search for, and finding of, an electric vehicle after our plug-in Prius was destroyed in a collision. I received messages that made me reconsider if the future of...

DATE: Aug. 23, 2019 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

Other bad things that could happen in a recession

This column is not in the business of forecasting recessions. But when enough credentialed auguries suddenly think one might be possible, it seems prudent to speculate about the consequences if...

DATE: Aug. 22, 2019 | COLUMN: Ross Douthat

On economy, leadership conspicuous by its absence

WASHINGTON – What is striking about the latest bouts of financial turmoil – the recent wild swings in global stock and bond markets – is that they provide a sobering reminder of the potential...

DATE: Aug. 21, 2019 | COLUMN: Robert Samuelson

Better pay for Colorado teachers is a moral issue

When I watched my students in Thornton carry their diplomas across the stage as graduates, they also carried the pride and hope of their families who had loved and sacrificed to get them there....

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

Jeffrey Epstein (again) and conspiracy theories

The challenge in thinking about a case like the suspicious suicide of Jeffrey Epstein, the supposed “billionaire” who allegedly spent his life acquiring sex slaves and serving as a procurer to the...

DATE: Aug. 18, 2019 | COLUMN: Ross Douthat

State progress on health care benefits Durango

It’s not often you see good news about health care costs. But as the lieutenant governor and leader of the Governor’s Office of Saving People Money on Health Care, I am thrilled to be the bearer of...

DATE: Aug. 17, 2019 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

Who will be the fall guys for the next recession?

WASHINGTON – To have a recession or not – that is the question. It also encompassed last week’s most important political news, notwithstanding all the public attention understandably focused on the...

DATE: Aug. 16, 2019 | COLUMN: Robert Samuelson

Conservatives can’t duck the blame on this one

Connor Betts, the alleged Dayton, Ohio, shooter, believed in socialism, supported Elizabeth Warren’s candidacy, and regularly inveighed on Twitter against various personages on the right...

DATE: Aug. 13, 2019 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

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