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Demand deficit action

By The Daily Sentinel

A growing number of American citizens and political leaders are beginning to realize there will be severe consequences if the nation’s debt is allowed to continue expanding, virtually unchecked. Unfortunately, a majority of the members ...

A true sign of the economic times

By The Daily Sentinel

Of all the statistics that have been thrown about in the economic downturn, from falling rig counts to falling employment numbers, there is one number that stands out. That 45 percent of the 21,000 students enrolled in School District 51 are ...

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Apple’s iPad: An app for economic recovery?

By The Daily Sentinel

Apple, we hope, has done it again. The introduction of the iPad on Wednesday by Apple CEO Steve Jobs struck a much-needed chord of ingenuity and enthusiasm into the moribund days of a particularly dreary winter. It had been rumored that the ...

Bernanke’s reappointment may send wrong message

By The Daily Sentinel

Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke appears to be on a roll toward reappointment as head of the nation’s banking system, despite some opposition even from Democratic quarters. Count us among the opposition. Bernanke was appointed to ...

Soaring rhetoric of the State of Union

By The Daily Sentinel

President Obama could have made more of his opportunity Wednesday to buck up a nation buffeted by dismal employment figures and constant sniping at the highest levels of the government. He could have done far worse, however. We’re ...

State of Union is likely to be disliked by many

By The Daily Sentinel

A year in, it appears that President Obama is learning that this executive branch stuff is tricky. It’s no secret that for a year the political right in the United States has been chafing and that it took great glee in capturing the ...

‘Cannabis Crown’ is not about medicine

By The Daily Sentinel

Getting stoned is not the same thing as getting medicated. Medical testing is generally conducted in sterile circumstances under careful controls designed to ensure that experiments are unaffected by outside factors, especially when dealing ...

Voters of both parties object to Supreme Court activism

By Bill Grant

If anything can unite Americans across party and ideological lines, it should be the arrogant and unprecedented Supreme Court ruling that corporations are “persons” with all the protections and rights of the Constitution. In a ...

Reaction to terror threats is critical

By Staff

Osama bin Laden is back again and his talk bodes nothing good for the United States. Bin Laden has taken credit for the Christmas Day bombing attempt aboard a jetliner bound for Detroit, the one in which Farouk Omar Abdulmutallab seriously ...

Forest Service must act to save spruce forests

By Staff

Frequent travelers on Interstate 70 through the Colorado mountains have become inured to the specter of lodgepole pines turned red by the invasion of the bark beetle. The disturbing picture of the red death of the lodgepoles is now ...

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