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Today's Opinions

  • From crises come opportunities

    All indications continue to suggest that Colorado is emerging from the recession ahead of the rest of the country. In just one day last week, the state’s economists reported that revenue estimates were almost a quarter of a billion dollars ahead of earlier projections; it was revealed that our share of national tourism spending had gone up for the first time in 20 years; and the value of oil produced in Colorado charged past natural gas revenues.

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    Everett’s stances on several issues indicate he is a true conservative
    Editor:
    Last Tuesday I attended the Republican candidate debate for Senate District 22 between Justin Everett and Loren Bauman in an effort to decide whom I will support in the primary. The candidates differed on many issues; however, their stances on ObamaCare, the Taxpayer’s Bill of Rights (TABOR), and illegal immigration stood out the most.

  • Don’t forget to say thank you

    The every-other-week nature of this column sometimes makes it difficult to be timely, so let me apologize in advance for the lateness of these Memorial Day sentiments.  But I hope late is better than never to offer gratitude to those who have given everything for our country, and those who continue to make sacrifices day in and day out.

  • Grads will leave an empty place behind

    “As soon as you walk out of our door … everything’s going to change, and it won’t change back. Not to the way it is now. I am so happy for you … and I am so proud. … Sometimes I want my sweet little (child) back. I’m going to miss you a lot.”
    — from the TV show “Glee”

  • The politics of the power play

    In the waning hours of the legislative session earlier this month, leadership in the Colorado House of Representatives used procedural delaying tactics to kill a civil-unions bill that otherwise had the votes to pass. In a special session less than a week later, the same bill was assigned to a different committee, resulting in it being killed a second time — again, when it had the votes to pass the whole House.

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    What happened to manners?
    Editor:
    What a lazy society we’ve become. We’re so interested in our own little world, whatever suits us, that we don’t think ahead to how our laziness and inconsideration affect others. Decency and manners have gone out the window.

  • Civil discourse: a horse is a horse

    As work in the state House of Representatives ground to a halt on the second to last night of the legislative session last week to ensure that no vote would be taken on legislation to create civil unions, I found myself reflecting on the role my hometown of Steamboat Springs played in the debate on same-sex unions way back in 1975.

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    A letter from Thomas Jefferson to Jefferson County
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