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David Broder, R.I.P.

By The Daily Sentinel

The death of an elderly news reporter or political pundit is not something that normally draws much attention outside the journalism world. But David Broder’s death Tuesday, at the age of 81, is one that should be mourned by all who ...

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Momentum builds for attack on debt

By The Daily Sentinel

Closing tax loopholes and raising federal revenues are on the table. So are entitlement cuts and elimination of poorly performing federal programs. The fact that Senators from both parties are talking about these issues may not be a sign that ...

Lights out for this plan

By Staff

Saving money in government is not always easy, even without political disputes. Just ask the city of Grand Junction. As reported by The Daily Sentinel’s Amy Hamilton, city officials seeking to trim city spending came up with what sounds ...

Legislator plants seeds for reasonable reform

By The Daily Sentinel

Colorado long ago established the agricultural category for property tax classifications as a means to encourage farm and ranch production. But, as a legislative task force determined, and many others have observed, the agricultural tax ...


It’s time for Willis to show his hand

By The Daily Sentinel

Not that we’re lyricists here, but we have noted that Mack doesn’t get any countrier than this. Mack, home to corn fields, cattle and horses, has long been home to Country Jam, an annual music festival that has put western ...

Lawlessness in Mexico

By The Daily Sentinel

Last October, we wished the best to Marisol Valles Garcia, the new police chief of the town of Praxedis G. Guerrero, Mexico. It turns out that our concerns for the new chief were well founded. Fortunately, the indications are that the ...

Employee violators?

By The Daily Sentinel

It’s a bit mind-boggling that the Mesa County commissioners are considering the possibility of seeking misdemeanor criminal charges in connection with code-violations against two county employees. That the employees in question — ...

Royalties intervention

By The Daily Sentinel

State Rep. Don Coram, R-Montrose, characterizes as “a little addiction intervention time” the two-year period he’d allow the state to continue using severance and mineral lease royalties for general purposes. As an ...

Free speech for all

By The Daily Sentinel

The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday delivered a victory for free speech. As we have found over the years, the freedom of speech is not one that is universally appreciated, especially when the speech being protected is unpleasant and ...

Education tax hikes?

By The Daily Sentinel

Colorado legislators have had two weeks to digest budget cuts proposed by Gov. John Hickenlooper, the bulk of which centered on the state’s public-education system. The response has ranged from horrified to appalled. Perhaps these ...

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