Editorials

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AIG’s ‘bonus’ to critics

By The Daily Sentinel

One argument for allowing AIG executives to keep the $65 million in bonuses they received this month would be quickly rejected if we were dealing with terrorists or common criminals. It goes like this: The employees of AIG Financial Products ...


Court backs freeze

By The Daily Sentinel

In the midst of a severe economic crisis, the state of Colorado dodged a serious budgetary obstacle Monday with the state Supreme Court ruling that a mill levy freeze for school districts is constitutional. That means the state won’t ...


Cole for at-large seat

By The Daily Sentinel

Three public-spirited men — all with experience on either the city or county planning commission — are vying for the at-large seat on the Grand Junction City Council in the April 7 election. Roland Cole wins our endorsement. Cole ...


A toast to Utah

By The Daily Sentinel

Next door in the Beehive state, they’ve done something remarkable. They’ve adopted new alcohol regulations that bring Utah’s rules into at least the late 20th century. The Utah Legislature last week adopted the most ...


Mills’ mixed record

By The Daily Sentinel

The announcement Friday that School District 51 Superintendent Tim Mills is leaving the Grand Valley to head up a school district in Oregon is not a great surprise. It’s been known for some time that Mills was looking for a new job. ...


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 ...


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