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Today's Opinions

  • The time has come for leadership

    Last week, I sat down for coffee with a recent college graduate. The young man, whom I’ll call “K,” worked his way through ROTC, took a commission as a second lieutenant in the Army, and now serves in an Army engineer company.
    K is the son of immigrants, a first-generation American. He’s a student of American history, especially the founding era. And he understands as well as anyone I know the principles that animate the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution. What’s more, he believes in those principles to the core of his being.

  • Words can set the caged bird free

    By Anushka Anastasia Solomon

  • Hopefuls draw lines in the sand

  • Our Readers Write

    Israel not responsible for Mideast strife
    Editor:
    Lasting peace between Israel and the Palestinians cannot come through a unilateral declaration, but can only come through negotiations that settle all the outstanding issues to the satisfaction of both sides and mutual respect and security. Hamas and most Muslim countries refuse to acknowledge that Israel has the right to exist. Until this is changed, no peace will occur.

  • Reconciliation key to big solutions

    In a recent radio interview, former secretary of state Henry Kissinger made an interesting point about how polarized our politics have become. I’m paraphrasing here, but Kissinger’s idea is essentially that positive changes in society are achieved only through moments of reconciliation, not conflict. It seems clear he views the partisan environment as a major obstacle to the continued success of America.
    So how can we get to a point of reconciliation? And are we so polarized that reconciliation is no longer possible?

  • Our Readers Write

    Trickle-down theory doesn’t hold water
    Editor:

  • The importance of being pleasant

    I was recently at an awards ceremony where a local business executive was honored. In describing his philosophy about hiring employees, he noted that his first test is always to find pleasant people. That rang true with me, but I’d never heard anyone say it before.
    It made me wonder: Is pleasantness the most underrated human trait?

  • Our Readers Write

    County’s reasons for scrapping audit panel are lame
    Editor:
    I’ve been following the Jeffco audit issue for several months now, and after reading your June 15 front-page article “Commissioners scrap county audit panel,” I thought it would be a good time to add my two cents.