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Today's Opinions

  • OUR READERS WRITE

    Why I’m running as an independent

    Editor:

    Two years ago, my neighbor told me she admired me and appreciated all my hard work running for the state legislature, but she would never vote for a Democrat. At that moment, I knew I was in trouble.

  • How the voters might win the election

    Predicting the presidential election outcome seems to be like trying to predict next month’s weather … with so many unknowns, flipping a coin might be the best process.

    I found a university professor named Allen Lichtman who seemed to have a great fact-based, history-authenticated methodology for predicting the next president. I was really buying into his prediction, which, by the way, was that Trump will win. Then, he finished with a disclaimer saying that because Trump is Trump, his methodology might not work.

  • Don’t vote to change rules for primaries

    Upon resigning from the Friars Club, Groucho Marx famously said, “I don’t want to belong to any club that would have me as a member.” That reasoning seems to be consistent with two ballot measures before us this fall concerning primary elections.

  • OUR READERS WRITE

    Don’t support moving sixth-graders to middle school

    Editor:

    Not only will this move cost taxpayers $70 million, but research consistently shows that sixth-graders’ performance does not improve when moved to middle school. Sixth-graders will lose an entire year of literacy programs. Furthermore, sixth-graders in middle schools have more disciplinary actions; again, this is not good for students.

  • Our Readers Write

    Read petitions carefully before signing

    Editor:

    My home is in Morrison. I absolutely love living here and greatly appreciate the amazing views, the teeming wildlife and the beautiful open spaces. I was born and raised here on the Front Range, and feel very fortunate to be able to call Colorado my home. I would guess that you feel just as fortunate and, like me, feel very protective of our wonderful community.

  • Parties leave us with post-convention hangover

    The political conventions are over. The final television images showed convention workers popping the red, white and blue balloons and sweeping them away. The candidates nominated in Cleveland and Philadelphia are the most unpopular in modern times, and perhaps in the history of our country.

  • Health should not be a political football

    For many years prior to the passage of the Affordable Care Act, I was an active and vocal proponent of universal health care. It always seemed to me that socializing our health risks worked better when everyone was part of the pool. I supported requirements at both the state and federal levels for people to have health insurance.

  • Two lifesaving acronyms: CPR, AED

    A half century ago in rural Pennsylvania, a woman named Clem spent her mornings immersed in the pungent smell of chlorine and the ornery noise of youngsters wakened too early.

    Part drill instructor and part den mother, Clem preached water safety with the fervor of a country minister, and over the years she taught thousands of young charges how to swim. For the older students, the ones earning their lifeguard certification, this also meant a course in cardiopulmonary resuscitation.