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Opinion

  • President Trump is no deal maker
    Editor:
    President Trump was elected largely because he is a deal maker, someone who can get things done.
    So it is surprising that there is no new health care legislation. One can try to blame the media or the Democrats, but that would be disingenuous. President Trump stressed that he could make deals with everyone.

  • Greg Dobbs

  • Linda Kirkpatrick

  • Jim Rohrer

  • I woke up Saturday morning to the news of the passing of Jim Vance. Who you may ask? Let me explain.
    Vance, for as long as I can remember, was the news anchor for NBC4, the local affiliate in Washington, D.C. The 75-year-old started at WRC-TV in 1969, two years before I was born. He was one of the first African-Americans to sit in the news anchor chair. No, he doesn’t have a nationally recognizable name like Walter Cronkite, Dan Rather or Peter Jennings, but he was a staple in Washington, D.C., television news.

  • 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?