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Kenna: When can you swear on television and the radio?

A few years ago, I started noticing the “s” word being spoken by characters on television shows during prime time. How is that allowed I wondered? I know as a volunteer radio disc jockey I’m not...

DATE: Dec. 9, 2017 | UPDATED: 1 day 5 hours ago | COLUMN: On the Law

Wild West: Errant cow at a gas well no reason to increase requirements

Given the number of squirrels that trigger power line break-downs, or the trouble raccoons can cause, it was probably inevitable that a cow would trigger a leak at a gas well head in La Plata...

DATE: Dec. 9, 2017 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Schultz: Time Magazine gets it right – we have changed

It’s that sleeved elbow in the Time cover photo – the one attached to an unidentified woman sitting to the right – that magnifies the message. Five elegant women – actress Ashley Judd, singer...

DATE: Dec. 8, 2017 | CATEGORY: Op-Ed

Mining moves: EPA decision to drop Obama-era rule risks continuing a toxic pollution legacy

Nearly one year into the Trump administration, it is impossible to say that one is shocked or surprised by any decision made by the president, or by his Cabinet. But it is entirely appropriate to...

DATE: Dec. 8, 2017 | UPDATED: 1 day 8 hours ago | CATEGORY: Editorials

Friedman: An obsession with Iran Is driving the Mideast and U.S. crazy

If there is a common denominator explaining so many recent events in the Middle East – actions by Saudi Arabia, the U.S., Syria, Israel and Yemen – it can be expressed in one word: Iran. Everyone...

DATE: Dec. 7, 2017 | UPDATED: 6 days 10 hours ago | CATEGORY: Op-Ed

Goldberg: Why young people hate capitalism

On a Friday night last month, I moderated a debate in Manhattan about whether we should scrap capitalism. It was organized by the socialist magazine Jacobin; defending capitalism were editors from...

DATE: Dec. 7, 2017 | CATEGORY: Op-Ed

Douthat: Living with the Republican tax plan

First, let me vent. The Republican tax reform, now extremely likely to become law pending certain events next week in Alabama, represents a remarkable missed opportunity for a party struggling...

DATE: Dec. 7, 2017 | CATEGORY: Op-Ed

Brooks: How not to advance gay marriage

Five years ago, Charlie Craig and David Mullins walked into a bakery in a strip mall in Lakewood, Colorado, to ask about a cake for their wedding. The baker, Jack Phillips, replied: “I’ll make you...

DATE: Dec. 6, 2017 | CATEGORY: Op-Ed

Trump disgraces himself, disrespects Navajo

It would be so sad to let this day go by without calling out Trump for invoking Pocahontas yet again. This happened in front of a painting of Andrew Jackson, the Trail of Tears president. The...

DATE: Dec. 6, 2017 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Mountain spirit: Peak designations honor local, world-class alpinists, their legacy and the land

On Dec. 4,, 2006, Charlie Fowler and Christine Boskoff missed their flight home from China. The Norwood couple had been climbing deep in a remote mountain valley attempting a new route on Genyen...

DATE: Dec. 6, 2017 | CATEGORY: Editorials

National park fees: Americans shouldn’t be priced out of visiting

The National Park Service has extended the deadline for commenting on a proposal to drastically raise admission fees. Take advantage of the opportunity. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke has announced...

DATE: Dec. 4, 2017 | CATEGORY: Editorials

James: The Solar Eclipse Blues

How about the solar eclipse? Quite the event; it always makes me smile when nature does something that makes mankind stand on its toes and say wow! I had an event happen during the eclipse that...

DATE: Dec. 4, 2017 | UPDATED: 1 day 5 hours ago | COLUMN: Watch Yore Topknot