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Sanctions haven’t slowed Iran’s nuclear efforts

By The Daily Sentinel

When CIA Director Leon Panetta said this week that Iran could have nuclear weapons within two years, it confirmed what many people already feared and it highlighted several disturbing facts. First, a U.S. intelligence estimate from just three ...


Victory for the Vermillion Basin

By The Daily Sentinel

The fight over potential energy development in northwestern Colorado’s Vermillion Basin is not over. There will be challenges and appeals following the Bureau of Land Management’s announcement this week that its new management ...


Court shoots down outright gun bans

By The Daily Sentinel

The right to own weapons that millions of Americans believed had been theirs since the founding of the Republic 234 years ago is now enshrined in a decision by the U.S. Supreme Court. The Second Amendment to the Constitution includes an ...


Grand jury sees through legal haze

By The Daily Sentinel

In the murky legal haze that has surrounded medical marijuana in Colorado for the past year, even those who tried to abide by the law could find themselves running afoul of it. Witness the case of Naturals, A Wellness Center, and the three ...


One more year?

By The Daily Sentinel

President Barack Obama has drafted Gen. David Petraeus to take command in Afghanistan and — it is hoped — to work the same sort of magic he did in Iraq. And he gave Petraeus one year to wrap it up. The problem is, few people ...


An unambiguous ruling

By The Daily Sentinel

There’s a reasonable chance that former Enron executive Jeffrey Skilling could be leaving his current abode at a federal prison in Englewood before long, thanks to a U.S. Supreme Court decision Thursday. We’re pleased with the ...


Bodies in the desert

By The Daily Sentinel

The body farm — Mesa State College’s proposed Forensic Anthropology Research Center — appears headed to the desert between Whitewater and Grand Junction. That is a reasonable resolution to the controversy that erupted ...


Jim Ruch, R.I.P.

By The Daily Sentinel

Recent transplants to Colorado who enjoy hunting, fishing or viewing the state’s abundant wildlife probably don’t know who Jim Ruch was. But they owe him a debt of gratitude. Ruch, who died June 18 at his home in Ojai, Calif., was ...


Aid to terrorists and the First Amendment

By The Daily Sentinel

The case that the U.S. Supreme Court decided this week — prohibiting U.S. citizens from giving “material support” to international terrorist organizations — was argued at the margins of First Amendment law. It restricts ...


Excessive sentence doesn’t serve justice

By The Daily Sentinel

District Judge Brian Flynn of Mesa County has long had a reputation as a tough-on-crime sentencing judge. Most of the time, his sentences are sensible. But it’s difficult to see the justification for the 53-year prison sentence that ...


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