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A healthy tax

By The Daily Sentinel

We have made it abundantly clear that we believe raising taxes on businesses in the middle of an economic crisis is a foolish endeavor. But there’s an exception to every rule. And, when the businesses in question are clamoring for a new ...


SEC dropped the ball in Bernie Madoff case

By The Daily Sentinel

The man who created the largest Ponzi scheme in U.S. history, Bernard Madoff, will be going to prison — probably for the remainder of his life — as a result of his pleading guilty Wednesday to 11 criminal counts related to his ...


Down but not out for Dominguez NCA

By The Daily Sentinel

The vote in Congress this week that temporarily halted efforts to create the Dominguez-Escalante National Conservation Area along the Gunnison River was not primarily about the future of these 209,000 acres of public lands in western ...


Electoral nonsense

By The Daily Sentinel

Some bad ideas refuse to die, no matter how illogical. Take the notion that giving up Colorado’s independent status with respect the to presidential Electoral College will somehow make the votes of Coloradans count more. Proposals to ...


Earmarks for everyone!

By The Daily Sentinel

Worried about the detrimental effect that pork-barrel earmarks are having on the nation’s budget process? Never fear. President Barack Obama pledged Wednesday to work with Congress to “reform” the way earmarks are added to ...


King’s inept crusade

By The Daily Sentinel

Grand Junction state Rep. Steve King is far out of line with his demand that the governor fire Harris Sherman and David Neslin. Sherman, the executive director of the Colorado Department of Natural Resources, and Neslin, the acting director ...


Obama’s lesson plan

By The Daily Sentinel

Much of what President Barack Obama said regarding public education during a speech on Tuesday is worth cheering. •  He called for merit pay for teachers and said there’s no excuse for bad teachers to continue on the job if ...


Obama opens needed research door

By The Daily Sentinel

Medical research got an important boost from President Barack Obama Monday when he reversed a George W. Bush executive order regarding stem cells. Obama’s edict allows scientists performing research using embryonic stem cells — ...


Senior exemption proves a poor gift

By The Daily Sentinel

The Legislature giveth and the Legislature taketh away. And, with the state facing a budget shortfall of more than $1 billion over the next 16 months, the Legislature is definitely in a taking mood. As a result, a tax exemption that can ...


Driving out of control on highway funding

By The Daily Sentinel

Democrats in the Colorado Legislature successfully pushed through a measure this year to significantly raise revenue for state highways and bridges, primarily by increasing registration fees on vehicles. Fair enough. Most Republicans opposed ...


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