Recent Stories | PostIndependent.com

Recent Stories - Columns





Shannon column: The Trump appointee who believed Trump
Shannon column: The Trump appointee who believed Trump

April 20, 2019

The suggestion that the Trump administration release illegal aliens in sanctuary cities was the inspiration of Deputy White House Policy Coordinator May Davis. Broaching this idea indicates that Davis is either very courageous or never...


Parker column: It is finished
Parker column: It is finished

April 20, 2019

WASHINGTON — Good Friday provided the language for a week that began with the terrible fire at Notre Dame Cathedral and ended with the long-awaited Mueller report: Jesus’ final words before perishing on the cross:...




Will column: The electric-vehicle tax credit should be taken off the road
Will column: The electric-vehicle tax credit should be taken off the road

April 18, 2019

WASHINGTON — Some government foolishness has an educational value that compensates for its considerable cost. Consider the multibillion-dollar federal electric-vehicle tax credit, which efficiently illustrates how government can, with one act, diminish its already-negligible prestige...



Durst column: The Democrats have a white man problem
Durst column: The Democrats have a white man problem

April 17, 2019

There are enough tugs-of-war playing out inside the Democratic Party to keep a multi-franchise, company picnic busy for an entire summer. We’re not talking about which of the umpteen gazillion candidates to nominate. That’s the...


Semro column: The party of health care?
Semro column: The party of health care?

April 17, 2019

On March 26, the president said that “the Republican party will soon be known as the party of health care” and that a new “spectacular” health care bill was in the works. After Majority Leader...


Guzzardi column: Matching program no longer meets doctor needs
Guzzardi column: Matching program no longer meets doctor needs

April 16, 2019

The National Resident Matching Program (NRMP) is a nonprofit, nongovernmental organization created in 1952 to place American medical school students into U.S. teaching hospitals’ residency training programs, which are mostly taxpayer subsidized through Medicare funds....


Moss column: Immigration and the shock doctrine
Moss column: Immigration and the shock doctrine

April 16, 2019

If you look back over the Trump administration’s handling of immigration during the past two-and-a-half years, you’ll see a pattern of chronic tension and dysfunction. Like many people, you may have apprehended the pattern as...



Across The Street column: Read Act redo
Across The Street column: Read Act redo

April 15, 2019

In 2012, the Colorado Legislature passed the “Reading to Ensure Academic Development” Act (HB12-1238), which became known as the READ ACT. Key features of the act involved teaching Foundational Reading Skills or the Science of...