Editorials

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Haiti needs help

By Staff

An earthquake measuring 7.0 on the Richter Scale would cause devastation wherever it struck. When it is centered near the crowded capital of one of the poorest nation’s on Earth — as occurred late Tuesday in Haiti — the death ...


Sec. Salazar vows to close the public lands ‘candy store’

By Staff

Former Sen. Ken Salazar would have made a strong candidate for governor of Colorado, but his decision to continue as Secretary of the Interior is the more commendable choice. It may also prove to be the best choice for Colorado and other ...


Put the covers on downtown meters

By Staff

It’s tough to generate much enthusiasm for a hike down Main Street on a cold day in January. Even less appealing may be walking on the sidewalks of the western-most blocks of Main Street, fenced in by construction barricades and ...


Apply Medicare tax to investment income

By Staff

As the president and congressional Democrats try to resolve differences over the proposal to tax so-called Cadillac health insurance plans — differences that threaten to shatter labor union support for health care reform — a new ...


Penry sets his sights on monumental task

By Staff

Don’t let anyone tell you Sen. Josh Penry plans to coast through his final session as a member of the Colorado Legislature. The Grand Junction Republican who is also the Senate minority leader, has nothing less in mind this year than ...


Ballot measures would hogtie government

By Staff

It’s not for us to decide whether the backers of three ballot measures that aim to eviscerate state and local governments broke the law in circulating petitions for those measures. Colorado Secretary of State Bernie Buescher and his ...


Quilt industry hops aboard children’s clothing craze

By Staff

A line of clothing patterns for children reminds me of sweet little girls on playgrounds jumping rope and singing silly songs to stay in rhythm. The patterns produced by a company called Oliver + S conjure images right out of a Norman ...


Taking security seriously while ‘We are at war’

By Staff

Think Big Brother has been watching you in the past? Get ready for a whole new level of personal scrutiny, at least if you travel by air. Full-body scanners are coming soon to an airport near you, thanks to President Barack Obama’s ...


Bipartisanship is essential for successful PERA reform

By Staff

The American public has become all too familiar with the story of once-dominant American institutions being brought to their economic knees under the weight of a pension fund gone bad. The story is virtually the same in all instances — ...


Lawmakers must make higher ed a budget priority, encourage competition

By Staff

Edward Lorenz, the father of chaos theory, presented an academic paper in 1972 entitled: “Predictability: Does the Flap of a Butterfly’s Wings in Brazil Set off a Tornado in Texas?“Lorenz’s insight later became known as ...


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