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Commentary section is home to many opinions

By The Daily Sentinel

Five days a week, the Commentary section of The Daily Sentinel — the pages you are reading now — and the Opinion section of GJSentinel.com provide a broad array of opinions. There are the views of our regular local and national ...


No easy call on medical marijuana

By The Daily Sentinel

For a number of reasons discussed below, we disagree with the apparent majority of Grand Junction City Council members who appear poised to ban medical marijuana dispensaries and growing operations within the city limits. But we recognize it ...


Iraq, seven years later

By The Daily Sentinel

Now that President Barack Obama has formally declared the end of U.S. combat operations in Iraq, experts will debate for decades just what we accomplished with our seven-year effort in that country. There’s no glossing over some facts ...


A test for Hickenlooper

By The Daily Sentinel

We admit we were concerned after reading the Associated Press story Tuesday saying Democratic gubernatorial candidate John Hickenlooper plans to eliminate Colorado’s student achievement tests to save money in the state budget. This is, ...


Xcel plan is good for environment, economy

By The Daily Sentinel

There was a great deal of hand-wringing Monday evening about the effect Xcel Energy’s proposed switch to more natural gas-fired electric generation will have on coal jobs in western Colorado. That’s understandable. Coal mining and ...


Confusing signposts on road to recovery

By The Daily Sentinel

Want to know what’s wrong with the U.S. economy? You only need to read what the experts have to say. Of course, expert analysis is all over the place. And American confidence in those experts seems to have justifiably diminished, along ...


Left out of the race

By Staff

Colorado has twice now been rejected in its bid for millions of dollars from the Obama administration’s “Race to the Top” competition for education funding. It’s a development that seems to have come as a shock to some ...


Mexican drug gangs blowing holes in border

By The Daily Sentinel

Lost in the unending fight in the United States over illegal immigration is an awareness that Mexico is looking more and more like an ungovernable country in danger of falling under the control of rival drug gangs. The deaths of 72 people ...


Judge finds mark in shooting case

By The Daily Sentinel

Mesa County District Judge Brian Flynn rejected a plea agreement that would have given probation to a man who fired four times into a home, hitting five people. The judge, we think, is on the mark in his finding. To be sure, the case ...


Yellow flag on expansion

By The Daily Sentinel

The Grand Junction Motor Speedway got approval from the Mesa County Commission on Tuesday for an ambitious expansion of its operation north of Interstate 70. We’d rather have seen a more cautious approach on this one. It’s not ...


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