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The media ‘pandemic’

By The Daily Sentinel

As of Friday, there had been exactly one death in the United States from the swine flu. He wasn’t a U.S. citizen. He was a Mexican youth who happened to die in this country. There are a few dozen other cases in the United States and ...


Old college try fails once again

By The Daily Sentinel

There was good news from the state Capitol in Denver late last week. A bill aimed at making an end run around the Electoral College in presidential elections has failed. Senate sponsor Sen. Chris Romer of Denver allowed House Bill 1299 to die ...


Buckle up for more nannyism

By The Daily Sentinel

State senators from both parties were unsuccessful this week in attempting to halt legislation that would allow police to stop vehicles if they believe the occupants aren’t wearing seat belts. We hope members of the House, including ...


Black Mountain sale may be best solution

By The Daily Sentinel

The long-running saga of the Black Mountain Disposal wastewater facility near DeBeque could take a turn for the better if the facility is sold to a new owner this July. We hope that occurs, and that the buyers demonstrate a real willingness ...


Americans starting to regain confidence

By The Daily Sentinel

The best news for the U.S. economy right now is that consumers are feeling better about the future and may be ready to open up their pocketbooks. Yes, two of the nation’s three big auto companies are still in serious financial trouble, ...


Interrogation trials would torture U.S.

By The Daily Sentinel

This week’s swine flu scare has, for the time being, taken the spotlight off the festering fight over torture. But rest assured, that fight will resume, with some folks on the left crying for Bush-administration blood in the form of ...


Specter of a supermajority

By The Daily Sentinel

It’s no great surprise that Pennsylvania Sen. Arlen Specter decided he has more in common with Democrats than his own party. He has frequently been at odds with GOP leadership. However, Specter’s decision to switch parties ...


Time to get tough on repeat DUIs

By The Daily Sentinel

When Juan Prieto-Gonzalez allegedly ran a stop sign near Olathe this month, and caused a wreck that killed his own son, authorities believe he was driving drunk. Worse, they say he had been arrested five times previously for ...


A way to shoot down Arveschoug-Bird

By The Daily Sentinel

Earlier this year, we objected to a proposal that would have eliminated a legislative spending restriction known as the Arveschoug-Bird Amendment because the plan would also have gutted future funding for state highways. But a new version of ...


Hospitals helping with health-care affordability

By The Daily Sentinel

Last week, Gov. Bill Ritter signed legislation known as the Colorado Healthcare Affordability Act, which raises fees paid by hospitals. He did so with the full support of most hospitals in the state. As we noted back in March, when House Bill ...


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