Editorials

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CIA lies exposed and we’re better for it

By The Daily Sentinel

There’s no shortage of shameful chapters in our history as a country. Slavery, segregation, the Trail of Tears and the internment of Japanese-Americans during World War II are just a few examples of government-sanctioned human rights ...


A rudderless ship

By The Daily Sentinel

One of the more popular refrains during election season is that government should be run more like a business. But this view exposes a fundamental misunderstanding of the roles of the private and public sector. Efficiency in the private ...


Printed Letters: Dec. 9, 2014

By Staff

National public lands in states’ hands is a bad idea I appreciate the Sentinel bringing some common sense to the kooky notion of some of our leaders that we should spend time and resources tilting at windmills to force the federal ...


Give where you live

By The Daily Sentinel

A decade ago, a tsunami ravaged the rim of the Indian Ocean. It killed about 275,000 people, injured tens of thousands more and displaced 10 million people whose home were destroyed. It also triggered one of the greatest humanitarian ...


Time to boost Piceance gas

By Staff

White papers, or research studies commissioned by governmental agencies, have a way of attracting dust, but little actual attention. Generating action is rarely even a consideration. Not so in the case of a white paper commissioned by the ...


Yakety yak, don’t talk back

By Staff

We appreciate School District 51’s attempts to prevent threats against its students, and we also understand doing so when comments can be posted anonymously. A few years ago, we stopped allowing people to post anonymous comments on the ...


Sounds ridiculous, but ‘poop power’ has arrived

By The Daily Sentinel

It’s not the kind of thing that will ever be the centerpiece of a visitor’s bureau brochure, but Grand Junction is poised to be the first city in Colorado to convert sewage sludge into transportation fuel. The waste-to-fuel idea ...


They’ll always be heroes

By The Daily Sentinel

William DuBois attended Rifle High School. The Air Force captain was killed recently when the F-16 he was piloting crashed in the Middle East. Ten years ago a Palisade High School graduate named Chance Phelps came home from Iraq in a ...


Utah’s lost cause

By The Daily Sentinel

What does it say about the federal government that leases on private land can go for upwards of 10 times the going rate for federally managed public land? Plenty. Dealing with the federal bureaucracy is more than just a popular whine. ...


Rice reinstatement an embarrassment

By The Daily Sentinel

This is what happens, Roger Goodell, when you don’t take domestic violence seriously the moment it occurs. Disgraced running back Ray Rice is getting another chance to play in the NFL, thanks to Goodell’s cavalier attitude toward ...


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