Editorials

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Two-year permits are a sensible idea

By The Daily Sentinel

Colorado ought to mirror the federal government in the length of time its oil and gas drilling permits are valid — two years instead of the state’s current one-year limit. Gas industry officials have made that request to the ...


Kennedy legacy appears lost today

By The Daily Sentinel

Sen. Edward Kennedy, who died Tuesday of a brain tumor, was loved by millions of people and reviled by almost as many. But even his longtime opponents respected one aspect of his political character — his ability to work with people of ...


Armchair lawmakers

By The Daily Sentinel

There is something interesting, to say the least, in state lawmakers raising questions about budget cuts now being made by Gov. Bill Ritter to deal with an estimated shortfall of more than $300 million in this year’s budget and a ...


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 ...


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