Editorials

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Rep. Rangel remains political embarrassment

By Staff

It’s no great surprise that Democrats protected one of their own Wednesday and rejected a GOP resolution to oust House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Charles Rangel of New York while he is under investigation by the House Ethics ...


Navigate carefully in clean-water reform

By Staff

Much of the debate over amending the 1972 Clean Water Act has been boiled down to a couple of simple, easy-to-comprehend arguments. “We want to keep our lakes and rivers clean and protect them from pollution,” says one ...


Economic conditions don’t justify official lies

By Staff

“You can’t handle the truth!” Jack Nicholson’s Marine colonel character famously shouted in the film, “A Few Good Men.” Unfortunately, it appears some of this country’s top economic officials believed ...


Chief must work to re-establish trust

By Staff

John Camper probably didn’t anticipate anything like the past week when he signed on as Grand Junction’s interim police chief in August. Camper was dealing with the fallout from one internal investigation of a Grand Junction ...


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 ...


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