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Harrop: Trump tricks naive Democrats on immigration

If I worked for Donald Trump and designed a T-shirt that read “I don’t believe in borders” in Spanish – and I got a Democratic congressman, say Minnesota’s Keith Ellison, to parade in it – I’d...

DATE: July 5, 2018 | COLUMN: Froma Harrop

Thank you to our compassionate heroes

My daughter wanted a swing. Our yard had no trees with low-hanging branches that would work. We decided to go across the tracks into the woods behind our home. We found an old growth cedar tree and...

DATE: July 5, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Three words: Community’s thanks extend to everyone involved in the fight against the 416 Fire

Beyond the banners draped over storefronts and hung in restaurant windows; beyond the window paint. Beyond the hand-painted signs on fences and leaning against mailboxes on county roads, there is a...

DATE: July 5, 2018 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Bruni: The sick cosmic joke of Trump’s power

A death in the family. A punch to the gut. The announcement of Justice Anthony Kennedy’s retirement felt to me and many people I know like both of those, but even more so like something else: a...

DATE: July 5, 2018 | COLUMN: Frank Bruni

Initiative 97 is bad for our economy

Initiative 97 would mandate oil and gas development be set back at least 2,500 feet (8 football fields) from any occupied structure or defined vulnerable area. This would increase the minimum...

DATE: July 4, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Object of wonder

The names applied to tropical storms and hurricanes stay in our memory, and often in infamy, due to the size and power of the storms and the devastation they cause. Katrina, Sandy and Andrew are...

DATE: July 4, 2018 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Samuelson: Neo-isolationist policies won’t work in this era

WASHINGTON – On this July Fourth, America has taken a turn for the worst. The great delusion of Donald Trump’s presidency is that we can thrive by embracing nationalism even though major economic...

DATE: July 3, 2018 | COLUMN: Robert Samuelson

A real definition of patriotism for July 4th

Another Fourth of July is here and our “patriotism” will proudly be on display. Patriotism, however, is not just about wearing flag pins, jingoistic bumper stickers, dutifully reciting the Pledge,...

DATE: July 3, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Thanks for helping Silverton; you’re tops

We would like to thank the wonderful people of Durango, Bayfield, Ignacio, Montrose, Grand Junction, Farmington and a number of other locations who made the drive to Silverton since highway 550...

DATE: July 3, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Funk, Krauthammer imparted life lessons

I was fortunate to have experienced firsthand the gentle yet powerful healing of psychologist Charles Funk, who died last April. After falling out of a tree as a young man, he spent the rest of his...

DATE: July 3, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Dance, pray – and be careful out there

Outwitting Mother Nature is virtually impossible in a year of severe drought. She has given us just a few inches of snow and almost no rain, setting the perfect and predictable conditions for fire....

DATE: July 3, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Independence Day: July 4th deserves rememberance and reflection

Most Americans apparently didn’t pay much attention in their U.S. history classes, and many don’t understand how our government works, according to numerous studies and polls. And that’s likely not...

DATE: July 3, 2018 | CATEGORY: Editorials