Opinion

On China and trade, Trump’s reputation sinks

WASHINGTON – Donald Trump sold himself as an expert deal-maker. At the top of his list was a promised trade bargain with China. It isn’t working as planned. The trade war with China is a dangerous...

DATE: Aug. 13, 2019 | COLUMN: Robert Samuelson

Environmentalists needlessly delay development

I am writing with regard to the recent developments with the Village at Wolf Creek, and because I have received a number of inquiries on the subject. The history of this project is now running...

DATE: Aug. 11, 2019 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

Foreign policy is a domestic issue in Colorado

Conventional wisdom says voters don’t care about foreign policy. But conventional wisdom is wrong. Because foreign policy touches most everything we Coloradans worry about here at home. Most career...

DATE: Aug. 10, 2019 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

President Trump lets his followers off the hook

When a president orders up a special script, summons the national media and sends a message to all Americans that the “sinister ideologies” of “racism, bigotry and white supremacy” have no place...

DATE: Aug. 9, 2019 | COLUMN: Frank Bruni

Epstein’s weird New Mexico plot to extend himself

WASHINGTON – The more we learn, the more Jeffrey Epstein resembles an evil comic book character for the developmentally arrested intellectual – the charming-but-lurid mastermind with a plot to take...

DATE: Aug. 8, 2019 | COLUMN: Kathleen Parker

Is the bar higher for Bennet because he’s white?

WASHINGTON – Once upon a time in America, it looked as if white men were at long last losing their tenacious grip on power. A black man made it into the White House. A Latina congresswoman emerged...

DATE: Aug. 6, 2019 | COLUMN: Maureen Dowd

We already have a welfare state. So what’s next?

WASHINGTON – It seems unavoidable. Like it or not, the U.S. welfare system is bound to play a big role in the 2020 election. The recent Democratic debate on health care is just a prelude to a...

DATE: Aug. 5, 2019 | COLUMN: Robert Samuelson

This methane monster can’t see state borders

As elected officials in Durango, Colorado, and Aztec, New Mexico, we each serve communities that are very different. But what we have in common is a 2,500-square-mile problem that affects our...

DATE: Aug. 4, 2019 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

Check the all-star activities in La Plata County

I’ve loved July my whole life. It is the summer month: You don’t have to think about school around the corner; swimming in the lake is always best; corn and peaches start coming in; baseball is in...

DATE: Aug. 4, 2019 | COLUMN: From the Chair

Durango, I’m coming to spread the CU good news

I’m looking forward to visiting southwestern Colorado next week for a number of reasons. Since taking over as the president of the University of Colorado just over a month ago, I’ve been getting to...

DATE: Aug. 3, 2019 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

Greatness doesn’t demand that you be a jerk, too

Soren Kierkegaard asked God to give him the power to will one thing. Amid all the distractions of life he asked for the power to live a focused life, wholeheartedly, toward a single point. We’ve...

DATE: Aug. 2, 2019 | COLUMN: David Brooks

Multiple narratives – surprise – can all be true

The last issue of New York magazine featured a long, bizarre, amazing story by Kera Bolonik about a hapless Harvard Law professor, Bruce Hay, who managed to get duped by two apparent grifters,...

DATE: Aug. 1, 2019 | COLUMN: Ross Douthat

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