Editorials

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Ballot measures would hogtie government

By The Daily Sentinel

It’s not for us to decide whether the backers of three ballot measures that aim to eviscerate state and local governments broke the law in circulating petitions for those measures. Colorado Secretary of State Bernie Buescher and his ...


Stimulating pork

By The Daily Sentinel

When it comes to stimulating the economy, what could be better than a new multimillion-dollar polar-bear exhibit at a zoo? How about a municipal water slide? Or new BMX trails? A new building for the Miami Rowing Club? Those were all among ...


State of crisis

By The Daily Sentinel

In his State of the State address last Thursday, Gov. Bill Ritter did not attempt to portray Colorado’s economic situation through rose-colored glasses. He was blunt about the tough times facing the state, and we appreciate that. There ...


Water for oil shale

By The Daily Sentinel

Shell Oil’s unexpected announcement this week that it has filed for an industrial water right on the Yampa River is not evidence that a commercial oil-shale industry is nearly ready for takeoff in Western Colorado. Shell officials still ...


Impeachable in Illinois

By The Daily Sentinel

Now that a committee of the Illinois House has recommended the full House take up the impeachment of Gov. Rod Blagojevich, the House could take up the issue in the next few days. The Illinois lawmakers ought to act quickly if they have any ...


So help him God

By The Daily Sentinel

Grand Junction isn’t the only place where atheists are seeking to limit religious references in public activities. When Barack Obama places his hand on Abraham Lincoln’s Bible Jan. 20, and repeats the words “So help me, ...


Kadrich tightens the city’s belt

By The Daily Sentinel

Although the city of Grand Junction is a long way from facing the sort of massive budget shortfall that now confronts state government officials, City Manager Laurie Kadrich has ordered department heads at the city to curtail spending in the ...


A prayer and a gavel

By The Daily Sentinel

The prayer now precedes the gavel at the opening of Mesa County Commissioner meetings. The hope by the commissioners is that by offering a religious invocation before their meetings are formally called to order, they can avoid the legal ...


The Burris circus

By The Daily Sentinel

It remains to be seen whether Roland Burris will ever be seated as a U.S. senator from Illinois. But his efforts to that end have become the main attraction this week in Washington’s ongoing three-ring circus. Burris was named last week ...


Bowl Confusion Series

By The Daily Sentinel

The executives of the Bowl Championship Series got just what they hoped for this year. When the University of Alabama and the University of Texas square off in the Rose Bowl tonight for the BCS championship game, two undefeated teams from ...


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