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Personhood revisited

By The Daily Sentinel

Voters may have rejected a personhood constitutional amendment by a margin of nearly three to one last November, but that hasn’t stopped an anti-abortion group from pushing to get a very similar plan on the ballot for 2010. The measure ...


City is tone deaf on citizen services

By The Daily Sentinel

At least Grand Junction city officials didn’t threaten to euthanize cute little animals to contend with the city’s budget crunch, but they employed the same basic tactic. City officials told the City Council last week the city may ...


Smoke ’em if you’ve got ’em

By The Daily Sentinel

GIs, Marines and others, taking a break from tough and dangerous duty, will still be able to light up a cigarette, thanks to a decision this week by Secretary of Defense Robert Gates. Gates did the right thing. In doing so, Gates rejected a ...


Perlmutter banks on cap-and-trade

By The Daily Sentinel

Colorado Congressman Ed Perlmutter, a Democrat who represents the 7th Congressional District in suburban Denver, got tagged in a Washington Times news story for pushing legislation that could help a so-called “green bank” in which ...


Time to stop mining like it’s 1872

By The Daily Sentinel

Secretary of Interior Ken Salazar said this week that updating the General Mining Act of 1872 will be among his top priorities over the coming year. Good luck with that, Mr. Secretary. For at least 30 years now, various members of Congress ...


Stall the push on health reform

By The Daily Sentinel

Basketball aficionado President Barack Obama is coaching Congress on executing a legislative fast break on health care reform. He wants both the House and Senate to pass a health care reform bill before their August recess, and committees in ...


PERA in peril

By The Daily Sentinel

Colorado’s Public Employee Retirement Association — the pension fund for most state employees, school teachers and many local-government workers — is facing an economic crisis again. Fixing the problem will require ...


A manufactured scandal

By The Daily Sentinel

The scandal du jour in Washington is that the CIA contemplated — but did not act upon — a plan to assassinate top al-Qaida leaders after 9/11. There’s reason to be angry. Like many Americans, we wonder why the plan was never ...


The Sotomayor circus

By The Daily Sentinel

Nearly everyone paying attention to the Sonia Sotomayor hearings this week expects the U.S. Court of Appeals judge from New York to be confirmed as the first Latina justice on the U.S. Supreme Court. As Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham of South ...


Contracting the stimulus

By The Daily Sentinel

Gov. Bill Ritter would have been better off to ask for bids on legal work related to the $3 billion in federal stimulus funding Colorado is to receive, instead of approving a no-bid contract with his former law firm. But that doesn’t ...


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