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Distasteful law creates injustice

By The Daily Sentinel

Law and justice rarely diverge, but they are not always one and the same. Consider the situation that occurred earlier this week with Michelle Coyne, the widow of former Grand Junction Police Officer Glenn Coyne. Michelle Coyne sought the ...

Sen. Bennet and health care costs

By The Daily Sentinel

Back in August, when Sen. Michael Bennet visited Grand Junction and met with The Daily Sentinel’s editorial board, he emphasized that rising health care costs could bankrupt middle-class families and seriously harm small businesses. ...

Death of estate tax may be premature

By The AP

If the Senate follows the U.S. House before year’s end, it can remedy a serious problem with the federal estate tax that’s brewing for next year and 2011. Under tax cuts enacted during the Bush administration, the estate tax rate ...

Twenty years for Logan Lage

By The Daily Sentinel

Logan Lage deserves to spend a long time in prison for his actions that led to the death of an unborn infant two years ago. And he will, thanks to the 20-year sentence given to Lage Friday by Mesa County District Judge Richard Gurley. But ...

Focus on jobs

By The Daily Sentinel

Only 11,000 jobs were cut in November, far fewer than analysts anticipated, and the official unemployment rate dropped from 10.2 percent to 10 percent. That was the good news Friday as President Barack Obama began a multi-city jobs tour in ...

Climate of concern

By The Daily Sentinel

To hear some folks tell it, including White House officials, the e-mail controversy now known as “Climategate” is just a tempest in a teapot. Except it’s not. It raises serious questions about objective scientific inquiry, ...

Judging the jurors

By The Daily Sentinel

Marilyn Charlesworth has ample reason to be angry. She performed her civic duty thoughtfully and appropriately during more than three weeks in 2004 as a member of the jury that convicted Michael Blagg of murder. For her efforts, Charlesworth ...

Agency is correct to permit more time

By The Daily Sentinel

State gas drilling permits in Colorado will now be good for two years, instead of one, exactly the same amount of time allowed under a federal drilling permit. That’s important, because many energy companies in Colorado drill on federal ...

The wrong road out of Afghanistan

By The Daily Sentinel

It was no snap decision that led President Barack Obama to announce he will deploy an additional 30,000 troops to Afghanistan next year. As anyone who’s been following the news is aware, the president took months to formulate his Afghan ...

Brakes on the gas machine

By Staff

Along with many groups and individuals, The Daily Sentinel regularly criticized the pedal-to-the-metal approach to oil and gas leasing of the Bush administration. Especially in the last couple years of President George W. Bush’s term, ...

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