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GOP must stand up to Trump on immigration

Another government shutdown is looming. Rather than quietly admitting defeat on his border wall stand, President Trump has punted the issue to a bipartisan group of lawmakers. He is threatening to...

DATE: Feb. 7, 2019 | CATEGORY: Op-Ed

Has La Plata County shed its purple skin?

As political winds change, it appears La Plata County, which traditionally has bounced between voting Democrat and Republican, might be taking a turn for the deep blue. With unaffiliated voters for...

DATE: Jan. 12, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Hunters and anglers flex their political muscles

On Dec. 2, 2017, onstage in a cavernous auditorium at Boise State University, two of the three Republican hopefuls for Idaho governor, Lt. Gov. Brad Little and businessman Tommy Ahlquist, discussed...

DATE: Jan. 11, 2019 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

After Colorado’s blue wave, what’s next for the Republican Party?

The 2018 midterms swung Colorado into blue state territory as Democrats cinched a political trifecta in state politics. As Colorado Republicans gather on the political borderlands, they’ve got a...

DATE: Jan. 11, 2019 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Trump 2019

In this dark time of the year, usually a pretty slow period for politics, I like to write a column cataloging my errors of analysis and prognostication from the previous 365 days (or sometimes...

DATE: Jan. 5, 2019 | COLUMN: Ross Douthat

Fort Lewis College students study what motivates young voters

Fort Lewis College students examined the factors that motivate young people to vote during a semester that featured a highly contentious midterm election. Turnout among young voters in La Plata...

DATE: Dec. 10, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cory Gardner had his big chance – and blew it

Last week, the Republican-controlled U.S. Senate actually stood up to President Donald Trump on America’s role Yemen. In a 63-37 vote, 14 Republicans stood with 49 Democrats to pass a resolution...

DATE: Dec. 3, 2018 | COLUMN: Mike Littwin

Colorado Sen. Michael Bennet may be considering run for president

DES MOINES, Iowa – Andrew Turner was driving Iowa’s Democratic candidate for state auditor back to Des Moines last month when a potential presidential contender called to make an introduction. It...

DATE: Nov. 20, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News

If Baby Huey can’t handle insults, quit

There was a letter in the Herald about the news media not being respectful to President Donald Trump. Well, duh, they are just asking pertinent and intelligent questions that the commander-in-lies...

DATE: Nov. 20, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Poll finds unaffiliated voters in Colorado don’t like GOP, loathe Trump

Colorado’s unaffiliated voters turned out for last week’s election in record numbers and turned their backs on Republicans by wide margins, a survey conducted by a GOP polling firm shows. What’s...

DATE: Nov. 15, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News

You can bank on it

Even with the midterms behind us, it is not hard to get many well-meaning Americans from across the political spectrum to agree that there probably never has been a more rancorous and divisive time...

DATE: Nov. 15, 2018 | CATEGORY: Editorials

It’s no longer the economy, stupid – so what is it?

WASHINGTON – One lesson of the midterm elections is that economic growth is losing its power to unite the country and to reduce explosive conflicts over race, religion, ethnicity, immigrant status...

DATE: Nov. 13, 2018 | COLUMN: Robert Samuelson

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