Editorials

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Elections are the cost of democracy

By The Daily Sentinel

The Mesa County Commissioners are apparently wondering whether an election is worth the cost. The answer should be a resounding, “Yes.” The 2009 off-year election was never expected to be a big political contest. There were to be ...


Bernanke to remain

By The Daily Sentinel

Members of the U.S. Senate are likely to present Ben Bernanke with some tough questions during confirmation hearings, now that President Barack Obama has nominated him to serve a second term as Federal Reserve Board chairman. But the Senate ...


Conflict in the cosmos

By The Daily Sentinel

Dissent has been stifled, critics say. Competing views are ignored. And rogue politicians are making their own claims in direct contradiction of the official view. No, we’re not talking about the national dispute on health care reform. ...


Don’t prosecute CIA interrogators

By The Daily Sentinel

President Barack Obama has reportedly approved a new team of elite interrogators to question important terrorism subjects. And oversight of that team will fall not to the CIA, but to a new group made up of experts from several intelligence ...


Too many people are electing not to run

By The Daily Sentinel

We’re all for School District 51 saving money, but not this way. Because there were, as of last Friday, no contested races for the three District 51 school board seats up for election this year, it’s possible the district might ...


Election news is a bit premature

By The Daily Sentinel

With more than 14 months to go until next year’s gubernatorial election, we suspect most readers aren’t yet in a frenzy, waiting to see what the latest poll numbers or political punditry indicate about the race. Still, those polls ...


The ‘Yes, but ...’ economy

By The Daily Sentinel

`The U.S. and world economies are on the verge of recovery, following the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression. So spake Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke in a meeting in Jackson, Wyo., last week. We’re as eager as most ...


The right choice on public safety plan

By The Daily Sentinel

Along with many others in this city, we believe the Grand Junction Police Department and its 911 emergency dispatch center truly need new facilities. But we also believe, for a variety of reasons, that it would have been a mistake to ask ...


A clunker lesson

By The Daily Sentinel

While the debate over a public option for health insurance has raged, one new government program has scored big points with both consumers and private businesses. Until now. Cash for clunkers is the federal program that provides up to $4,500 ...


Mesa State makeover

By The Daily Sentinel

Students who returned to Mesa State College this week, after a summer away from the campus, may be surprised by the changes, even if they knew the projects were in the works. A half dozen new buildings are under construction, nearing ...


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