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A bipartisan repeal on health care reform

By The Daily Sentinel

The Republican effort to repeal the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act died a swift death in the Senate Wednesday, falling on a party-line vote, just as everyone expected. But Democrats and Republicans proved they could work together ...

Food for thought on health inspections

By The Daily Sentinel

If you’re preparing to head out for a meal at one of Mesa County’s many eateries some time soon, start with this understanding: None of the restaurants listed this week with critical violations during inspections by the Mesa ...

Earmarks on the edge?

By The Daily Sentinel

Earmarks, those pork-barrel budgeting items tucked quietly into appropriations bills, have drawn the wrath of many citizens, and a large number of Republican lawmakers. Colorado Sen. Mark Udall, a Democrat, led an unsuccessful effort last ...

Gessler gets sensible about moonlighting

By The Daily Sentinel

Although it took considerable public criticism and undisclosed advice from the state attorney general, Colorado Secretary of State Scott Gessler finally made the right decision: He has abandoned plans to work part-time for his old law firm, ...

Mangled mandate will add to political battles

By The Daily Sentinel

U.S. District Judge Roger Vinson in Florida on Monday issued the most detailed rejection of the individual mandate to buy health insurance that was part of the health care reform law passed last year. Because the mandate is integral to the ...

Wind on Mount Garfield

By The Daily Sentinel

The Transwest Express power line is designed to carry wind energy from southeastern Wyoming to the population centers of Las Vegas and perhaps Southern California. But there doesn’t seem to be a good reason for it to blow past Mount ...

The end looms for Egyptian autocrat

By The Daily Sentinel

There’s been considerable consternation over the past week about how the United States should respond to the growing unrest in Egypt. Increasingly, however, it appears there’s little we can do. Hundreds of thousands of people in ...

Justice can cross ocean

By The Daily Sentinel

It’s welcome news that a British man accused of murdering his wife in western Colorado 14 years ago will apparently be extradited to the United States to stand trial. At least that’s the report from one English newspaper. The ...

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Choosing to change public education

By The Daily Sentinel

It’s not surprising that increasing numbers of parents, who are committed to and involved with their children’s education, are choosing charter and private schools for their offspring. Many see these options as offering a better ...

Rep. Tipton on track to continue partisan business as usual

By Denny Herzog

A well-read, well-educated friend, lamenting the state of politics in the United States, said recently that he’s fed up. He has no faith in the ability of our elected representatives to solve any of the country’s big issues. The ...

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