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Today's Opinions

  • 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.

  • Indirect results of direct governing

  • Our Readers Write

    Compassion, responsible government go hand-in-hand
    Editor:

  • Front-runners, step to the rear

    Chris Romer joined a fairly exclusive club last week. Along with Dale Tooley, Norm Early and Ari Zavaras, he’s now one of the can’t-miss front-runners for Denver mayor who fell to lesser-known opponents each of the last four times the office was truly up for grabs.

  • Our Readers Write

    Death of bin Laden provides opportunity for our nation
    Editor:
    With the recent demise of one Osama bin Laden, would this not be an ideal time for our president to declare: “Mission accomplished! I’m bringing the troops home; we have far bigger concerns to address here!”?
    Mr. President: “Carpe Diem!”
    Russell W. Haas
    Golden

    Be bear aware when camping
    Editor: