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Craig: Tipton’s “Resilient Forests Act” a guise

Rep. Scott Tipton is co-sponsoring, HR 2936, the “Resilient Federal Forests Act of 2017,” which, among many of its destructive features, is aimed at increasing and streamlining timber production in...

DATE: July 4, 2017 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Independents week: A patriotic fourth of July, a great time to celebrate our spirit of entrepreneurism

Most of Tuesday’s Fourth of July activities are unchanged from recent years, but that does not make them less enjoyable, nor less significant. There is a breakfast at the Lions Club in Bayfield and...

DATE: July 3, 2017 | CATEGORY: Editorials

James: An old timer in a new age

I was born in Austin, Texas, back before Austin was cool. The Armadillo World Headquarters didn’t exist yet. Dwight Eisenhower was president and television (if you were fancy enough to own one) was...

DATE: July 3, 2017 | CATEGORY: Op-Ed

Quinlan: Independence Day - a good time to reflect on the kind of nation we want to be

There are few issues as polarizing today as the issue of what to do about the estimated 11 million people who live in the United States without authorization. The current administration has made...

DATE: July 1, 2017 | CATEGORY: Op-Ed

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DATE: July 1, 2017 | CATEGORY: Editorial Cartoons

Health care 2.0: Real solutions require bi-partisanship and acceptance of a role for government

Republicans in Washington are doing their best to limit the federal government’s responsibility for the nation’s health care needs, placing as much of the cost and the decision-making on the...

DATE: July 1, 2017 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Rebuilding the infrastructure of democratic values

WASHINGTON – If we have learned anything from the last few years in our politics, it is that civility is for suckers, that compromise is a sign of weakness, and that moderation of temperament is...

DATE: June 30, 2017 | CATEGORY: Op-Ed

Hewitt: The GOP’s last chance to avert single-payer

The iceberg approaches for the Senate GOP’s ship, but unlike with the Titanic, there is plenty of time to turn. Republicans slowed the engines and thus the speed by postponing a vote until after...

DATE: June 29, 2017 | CATEGORY: Op-Ed

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DATE: June 29, 2017 | CATEGORY: Editorial Cartoons

Canyons of the Ancients: Zinke is right, it’s fine the way it is

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke apparently has told members of Colorado’s congressional delegation that he is not inclined to alter or eliminate Canyons of the Ancients National Monument. Both of...

DATE: June 28, 2017 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Generosity: Our community responds to help those in need

Astounding. That’s a word we don’t hear too often, even in this internet-fueled era of hyperbole. But it is the best, most appropriate adjective to describe the outpouring of generosity with which...

DATE: June 26, 2017 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Kristof: Opioid crisis calls for national-level response

About as many Americans are expected to die this year of drug overdoses as died in the Vietnam, Iraq and Afghanistan wars combined. For more than 100 years, death rates have been dropping for...

DATE: June 26, 2017 | CATEGORY: Op-Ed