Editorials

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Chicago law in court sights

By Staff

The right to own personal firearms is an individual right, not just something conferred on state militias. The U.S. Supreme Court made that clear in 2008, when it struck down a ban on handguns in Washington, D.C. But because the ...


Keep welfare local

By Staff

Critics of the idea that the state should take over child protection and related services throughout Colorado have a potent argument against state centralization: CBMS. The Colorado Benefits Management System — a centralized computer ...


Public-option politics

By The Daily Sentinel

Two attempts to push a public option for health insurance back into a Senate Finance Committee bill on health care reform met with failure Tuesday as a handful of Democrats voted with Republicans to reject the amendments. That doesn’t ...


Playing chicken on De Beque roads

By The Daily Sentinel

We were optimistic, earlier this summer, when the town of De Beque produced a new planning document more in line with what Mesa County officials wanted, that a long-simmering dispute between the town at the east end of the county and the ...


Reaching out to Iran must not mean appeasing

By Staff

U.S. diplomats are scheduled to meet one-on-one with officials from Iran today, during a much broader discussion in Switzerland, over the future of Iran’s nuclear program. We hope the talks prove fruitful, but there’s not a lot of ...


Citizen aid is key in halting attacks

By Staff

The arrest of Palisade High School student Robert Johnson for an alleged plot to use weapons and explosives for some sort of attack on his school highlights two things. First, in 21st century America, it seems virtually every public high ...


City’s secrecy ploy hurts PD and public

By The Daily Sentinel

Here’s a “1984”-like distortion of our language that ought to embarrass and worry citizens of Grand Junction: It is “contrary to the public interest” to tell residents of this city what a former police officer ...


More school equals more learning

By The Daily Sentinel

A presidential push for longer school days and school years may not be popular with a lot of folks, particularly students who would be affected by it. But the effort is sensible. No one believes youngsters should spend every waking moment in ...


Funding national parks is essential

By The Daily Sentinel

Recommending that Congress devote more money to America’s national parks is pretty much a no-brainer. That said, it could be that a recommendation by the National Parks Second Century Commission simply doesn’t go far enough. The ...


Xcel to the rescue

By The Daily Sentinel

Xcel Energy is getting close to the completion of a $7 million rewiring of the Horizon Drive area. When the project is done Horizon Drive will have what an Xcel spokesman called “one of the most reliable systems on the Western ...


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