Today's Opinions

  • In defense of Ted Cruz, the Tea Party

    Last week, Ted Cruz won the Republican U.S. Senate primary in Texas over a better-known, better-funded opponent. If you’ve followed the race, the narrative from the press has essentially been that Cruz is a Tea Party-backed firebrand whose knee-jerk ideology presages a rightward lurch for the GOP.

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    Plan to expand Chatfield Reservoir will destroy too much habitat
    The purpose of this e-mail is state my opposition to the plan to expand the water storage at Chatfield Reservoir, detailed in the document titled “Draft Chatfield Reservoir Storage Reallocation Feasibility Report /Environmental Impact Statement.”

  • A reminder that all life is precious

    Obviously, words cannot heal or explain the terrible events of last week. But I think President Obama made some decent and heartfelt remarks on the matter. Here’s what he said:

  • An assault on citizens’ safety

    In the somber wake of last week’s mass shooting at an Aurora movie theater, Coloradans are looking for answers.

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    In times of crisis, help is a phone call away
    The catastrophic wildfires and dangerously hot temperatures create the perfect opportunity for depression to set in. By now, many of us know someone who has been touched by one of the fires in Colorado. And simply turning on the news can be draining.

  • Enough Americans still believe in America

    Seems like there’s plenty to lose sleep over these days. We’re into the fourth year of the worst recession since the Great Depression. In Afghanistan, we’re a decade into an “operation” nobody seems to understand. Long-term fiscal obligations mount apace, pushing dangerously against the limits of mathematical sustainability.

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    Article on Republican debate was fair and unbiased
    A big thank-you to Vicky Gits for her unbiased reporting of the GOP debate between Loren Bauman and Justin Everett.
    I found it very refreshing to read a straightforward news story without the writer editoralizing. Maybe the major media writers could take a lesson from you about factual reporting without editoralizing.
    Jerry Menikheim

  • 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.