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Opinion

  • The people of Colorado would’ve been well served had Ed Perlmutter become our 43rd governor in 2019.
    Perlmutter, who served eight years as a state senator from Jefferson County, and who is now serving his sixth two-year term from the 7th Congressional District, announced last week that he was dropping his bid to become Colorado’s next governor. He leaves a crowded, and likely to get larger, field of both Democrats and Republicans who would like to succeed Governor John Hickenlooper.

  • Can’t run a nation like a business
    Editor:
    Maybe Trump is the president. Maybe not. The investigation into Russian meddling in our electoral system might just enlighten us on that matter —meddling as in it’s too subtle for an ordinary person to know it’s happening until it’s all over. 

  • Joe Webb, chairman of the Jefferson County Republican Party

  • Jim Rohrer

  • Get over it, Trump is our president
    Editor:
    Thanks for showing the Courier’s very liberal bias by publishing three extremely liberal letters in the June 28 Courier. By doing this, you incite further riot and more extreme letters. You can be more balanced by publishing some of each per edition.

  • Greg Dobbs

  • What if the debate over health insurance was about what we support instead of what we oppose? What if the discussion included all 535 members of Congress instead of just those who happen to belong to the party in power?
    As Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s ill-advised plan to ramrod overhaul of the Affordable Care Act through the Senate without allowing time to fully understand its ramifications failed last week, it is apparent the questions Congress is trying to answer are the wrong ones to ask.

  • Hoping stolen U.S. flag brings one much glory
    Editor:
    If saddens me to inform my fellow Columbine and Ken-Caryl Ranch residents that my U.S. flag, which has been proudly displayed on my front porch for 30-plus years, has been stolen from my property. I would only hope that the person or persons responsible for this theft will display it in their home with the same respect, honor and patriotism that I have.

  • Greg Dobbs

  • Jim Rohrer

  • Putting in a good word for President Trump
    Editor:

  • Rules of the Colorado Supreme Court prohibit lawyers from engaging in conduct involving dishonesty, fraud, deceit or misrepresentation. Sounds logical, doesn’t it? So why in the world would the Court consider changing the rule?

  • Father’s Day has come and gone, but for 41 years it has never been the same.
    You see, since March 13, 1976, Father’s Day has taken on a completely different meaning for yours truly.  That was the day, as a 4-year-old boy, I was told that my father was no longer among the living. Tommy Hicks had passed away.

  • Mitchell’s answers to Q and A lack substance
    Editor:

    I found Ron Mitchell’s answers to your questions in last week’s paper to be disappointing and disturbing. Not once did he mention improving academic performance or growth.
    They are certainly not in his list of accomplishments or even in his list of items that need work. Transparency is a nice goal, but shouldn’t education performance be first and foremost?

  • John Newkirk

  • Jim Rohrer

  • It’s awfully easy to criticize your political adversaries. It’s much harder to criticize your political allies. And when it comes to policy issues that is eminently reasonable. But when it comes to process and your allies violate the same important public policy principles you’ve lambasted your opponents for employing, there is an obligation to be consistent.

  • I can pinpoint the date like it was yesterday. In actuality, it was May 1. That was the day that e-mails started to sprinkle in to my inbox with comments, letters to the editors and columns. It was the day that Jeffco Public Schools announced Dr. Jason E. Glass as its one and only finalist for its superintendent position.
    That’s when the floodgates opened.

  • Million dollar superintendent
    Editor:

  • Jim Rohrer