Editorials

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Wait times are merely the tip of the iceberg

By The Daily Sentinel

One of the widely held notions about our health care system is that unlike patients in countries with nationalized medicine, Americans are not subject to lengthy delays in treatment. A recent study by the Commonwealth Fund, a New-York based ...


We need better data to decide park status

By The Daily Sentinel

As unabashed supporters of park status for Colorado National Monument, we look wistfully to Soledad, California, which is enjoying a 20 percent uptick in sales-tax revenue since the nearby Pinnacles National Monument became a national ...


Happy Birthday, America

By The Daily Sentinel

It’s very easy to be disillusioned with government these days. It doesn’t matter if you’re a liberal Democrat or a tea-party conservative or something in between, the state of American politics can be perplexing, if not ...


Loved to death

By The Daily Sentinel

It’s quite the heart-warming scene, watching kids frolic on the splash pad on Main Street. Their squeals and giggles are perfect reminders that Grand Junction’s downtown is more than just a retail zone. It’s the civic heart ...


Ease up, chief

By The Daily Sentinel

We admire Palisade Police Chief Tony Erickson’s high standards. He’s obviously very concerned about his officers projecting a professional, no-nonsense, law-and-order image. Still, we think he was too quick to fire Edward ...


Storm King’s legacy

By The Daily Sentinel

The most we can hope for with a tragedy like the Storm King Fire is that it provides lessons to prevent future tragedies. Author John Maclean, whose book “Fire on the Mountain” chronicled the July 1994 wildfire near Glenwood ...


Gay marriage ruling reflects changing views

By The Daily Sentinel

Nearly a year to the day after the U.S. Supreme Court declared a portion of the federal Defense of Marriage Act unconstitutional, a federal appeals court, in a sweeping decision, ruled that states cannot prevent gay couples from getting ...


Seriously, Lochmiller?

By The Daily Sentinel

The old definition of “hutzpah” refers to a man who murders his parents, then asks for mercy on account of being an orphan. Philip Rand Lochmiller, the mastermind of a $30 million scam that caused great pain for many western ...


Get a warrant

By The Daily Sentinel

The Constitution, through the Fourth Amendment, protects Americans from unreasonable searches and seizures by the government. But technology has a funny way of blurring lines. At one point, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that law enforcement ...


Gooooaaaal!

By Staff

Longtime soccer fans often have bemoaned U.S. sports culture for belittling that “pass time” even though it is hugely followed by virtually every other nation on the planet. Though soccer — or if you prefer, futbol — ...


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