Today's Opinions

  • State legislators are racing to the finish line

    They’re rounding the final turn and headed for the home stretch as your 69th Colorado General Assembly begins to wrap things up. Because of the limits in our constitution, the legislature must adjourn by May 7, just five weeks from today.
    The House passed the 2014-15 state budget last week, and the Senate will complete its version by Friday. They should be able to resolve any differences by next week, and we’ll be in the mad dash to the finish line.

  • Of open meetings and closed governments

    Say what you will about Littleton resident Carol Brzeczek — just say it in public.

  • Our Readers Write

    Legislator’s firearm leaves Capitol denizen feeling unsafe
    Where I enter the Colorado Capitol, there’s a “No Firearms” sign and a metal detector. But not for Rep. Jared Wright, who left his firearm unattended in a committee room on Feb. 6.

  • Dueling views OK; actual duels are not

    The recent party caucuses marked the beginning of the political season, which has its World Series in November. This may not be as exciting to most of us as opening day at Coors Field, but the first pitch has been thrown out for the political season.

  • Access to information nurtures democracy

    By Jeffrey A. Roberts
    “Sunlight is said to be the best of disinfectants.”
    Louis Brandeis wrote these words a century ago, before his appointment to the U.S. Supreme Court, to note the power of publicity as a cure for “social and industrial diseases” like the inequities fostered by the corporate monopolies of his time.

  • Farewell to politics: The ‘fields’ beckon

    By Cheri Gerou

  • Our Readers Write

    Town hall was very informative
    I just attended the town hall given by state House candidate Mary Parker and have to say I learned so much about the Colorado legislative process and a citizen’s role in it.

  • Robert Gates’ ‘Duty’ a good read for all citizens

    By Jim Rohrer

    OK, I admit it: I can’t resist reading every single insider book that portends to explain the goings-on within our government. Most of us have strong opinions concerning the executive branch of our government powered by the simplistic rhetoric of Fox or MSNBC. We have become a group of “Monday-morning quarterbacks.” The Bush hate seemed to be unprecedented, until the Obama hate got into full swing.