Editorials

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Baucus bill under fire

By Staff

The most talked-about bill aimed at reforming the nation’s health care system is expected to be voted out of the Senate Finance Committee today. What happens to it after that is anybody’s guess, since the measure is already under ...


Nobel Prize for good intentions

By Staff

President Barack Obama, at least, struck an appropriately modest tone when reacting to the news Friday that he had won the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize. “I do not feel I deserve to be in the company of so many transformative figures that have ...


Ken Salazar’s wild idea

By Staff

Every secretary of the Interior Department for more than 35 years has had to deal with the consequences of the Free Roaming Wild Horse and Burro Act. Those consequences have grown as the numbers of burros and wild horses have exploded on ...


A tragic death for former officer

By Staff

The apparent suicide of former Grand Junction police officer Glenn Coyne Tuesday is a tragedy on many levels. Most importantly, he leaves behind a wife and two young children. We can only guess at the pain they are suffering and will continue ...


A cross to bear

By Staff

Does a cross erected on federal lands in California during the 1930s to honor those killed in World War I and the “dead from all wars” amount to a governmental endorsement of Christianity?  That’s the question before the ...


A fruitful victory

By Staff

The announcement this week by the Mesa County Division of Pest Management that victory has been declared in the fight against the Japanese beetle was welcome. Earlier in this decade, when the beetles were first discovered in the Palisade area, ...


Listen to this

By Staff

Two things are apparent when you talk about Grand Junction’s public safety facilities. First, there is a definite need for more and better space. Parts of the Police Department seem as crowded as North Avenue after a crucial high-school ...


Rep. Rangel remains political embarrassment

By Staff

It’s no great surprise that Democrats protected one of their own Wednesday and rejected a GOP resolution to oust House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Charles Rangel of New York while he is under investigation by the House Ethics ...


Navigate carefully in clean-water reform

By Staff

Much of the debate over amending the 1972 Clean Water Act has been boiled down to a couple of simple, easy-to-comprehend arguments. “We want to keep our lakes and rivers clean and protect them from pollution,” says one ...


Economic conditions don’t justify official lies

By Staff

“You can’t handle the truth!” Jack Nicholson’s Marine colonel character famously shouted in the film, “A Few Good Men.” Unfortunately, it appears some of this country’s top economic officials believed ...


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