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Parker: It’s a dog-eat-dog White House

WASHINGTON — No sooner had I ordered the 2011 book “Less Than Human” for a late-summer read than President Trump called Omarosa Manigault Newman a “dog” and a “lowlife.” Those two slurs fit nicely...

DATE: Aug. 15, 2018 | COLUMN: Kathleen Parker

Colorado wages and salaries are growing

The U.S. economy is booming — in Colorado and beyond. During the second quarter of this year, wages and salaries grew at their fastest pace in nearly a decade, while economic growth surpassed four...

DATE: Aug. 15, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

We’re with you: Today, we join more than 100 newspapers to set the record straight about our work

Today and tomorrow, more than 100 newspapers around the country are running editorials in order to take the strongest stand against attacks on journalists that falsely cast us as enemies of the...

DATE: Aug. 14, 2018 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Douthat: The white-voter strategy that actually worked

In the aftermath of the 2012 election, when just about everyone assumed Mitt Romney lost because he didn’t win enough Hispanic votes, election analyst Sean Trende produced a dissenting take. A...

DATE: Aug. 14, 2018 | COLUMN: Ross Douthat

Hilltop House’s sad history of abuse

In 2012, the federal government created the Prison Rape Elimination Act. Pursuant to section 115.276 (Disciplinary Sanctions for Staff) of the PREA Community Confinement Standards, “Staff shall be...

DATE: Aug. 14, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

The pragmatic left, socialists included, is winning

On Tuesday, Rashida Tlaib, a member of the Democratic Socialists of America, won her primary in Michigan, and she is now overwhelmingly likely to become the first Muslim congresswoman. In a...

DATE: Aug. 13, 2018 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

Rigney: LWCF deserves permanent protection

At Osprey – a leading manufacturer of outdoor gear, employing over 115 people in the U.S. – we believe that adventure is open to everyone. Nowhere does that feel more true than in Colorado, which...

DATE: Aug. 10, 2018 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

The treasure of Durango

Recently, I have seen some very critical letters in The Durango Herald about the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad. The railroad has been running continuously for 136 years. The Durango &...

DATE: Aug. 10, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

PERA has another problem, and politicians say they won’t stand for it.

If socially responsible investments provided a better return than putting money into gun manufacturing, the market would take care of itself and there would be no need to have an awkward...

DATE: Aug. 9, 2018 | CATEGORY: Editorials

New Mexico TV news disenfranchises me

We live in Durango, in the far southwest corner of Colorado. Politically and economically, we have essentially been given to New Mexico. I feel perfectly competent to vote in New Mexico. That’s all...

DATE: Aug. 9, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Robinson: Trump’s rhetoric is going to get someone killed

Everything you need to know about today’s Republican Party is summed up by a photograph from President Trump’s political rally in Ohio last Saturday. Two men in the crowd look defiantly at the...

DATE: Aug. 9, 2018 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

An apology from the treasurer’s office

I want to apologize for my mistake as a first-time campaigner in filing documents with the secretary of state in 2014. I am so sorry if I caused any concern with my personal monetary contributions...

DATE: Aug. 9, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor