Editorials

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Rethinking the Roan Plateau

By Staff

We at The Daily Sentinel were never thrilled with the Bureau of Land Management’s decision to allow natural gas leasing and drilling on the 35,000 acres of federal lands atop the Roan Plateau. However, as it became clear that was going ...


Policing the pot industry

By Staff

The Colorado Wellness Association, the state’s newest trade association, has a soothing name. Who objects to wellness? Guess they didn’t want to call it The Doobie Dispensers Association. Flippancy aside, the medical marijuana ...


Golden opportunities and black swans

By Staff

Someone who invested $100,000 in gold 18 months ago, when the precious metal was trading about $900 an ounce, could have made a profit of more than $22,000 if they sold it this week, when prices topped $1,100 an ounce. Of course, that profit ...


Candy versus college

By Staff

Not all of Gov. Bill Ritter’s budgetary proposals involve cutting spending. Some would require boosting revenue, usually known as raising taxes. Candy crunchers and soda slurpers are among those who would be hit with the ...


School funding on chopping block

By Staff

Colorado Gov. Bill Ritter must be getting tired of his Dr. Doom persona. Every few weeks, it seems, he somberly announces new plans for carving huge chunks of money from the state budget. Unfortunately, Ritter has had little choice but to ...


Penry bows out

By Staff

As seismic shifts go, Josh Penry’s surprise decision to withdraw from the Colorado gubernatorial race ranked high on the political Richter scale. Heck, the impact of the decision was felt as far away as Washington, D.C., where it was ...


Indebted to veterans

By Staff

President Barack Obama was at Fort Hood, Texas, Tuesday to pay his respects to the 13 people — all but one of them military personnel — killed last week in the shooting rampage at the military base. That’s understandable. All ...


Health care has left the House

By Staff

The current state of this country’s health care system is untenable and must be fixed. But that doesn’t mean that any fix is acceptable. The bill passed by the U.S. House of Representatives late Saturday seems to fall into the ...


When the Wall tumbled

By Staff

Reason magazine called it “the most liberating moment in history.” For families and friends separated by the Berlin Wall, which delineated what was then communist East Germany from the democratic West, the destruction of the wall ...


Americans keep on truckinÂ’ through Cash for Clunkers

By Staff

Here’s a not-so-astonishing development: Thousands of Americans used the government subsidies of the Cash for Clunkers program this summer to pick up a new pickup truck, not to ditch an old gas guzzler for a fuel-efficient hybrid or ...


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