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Mulhall column: Lightening the Democratic clown car

November 7, 2019

If I had an Armolite Rifle, I might have heaved a sigh of relief last Friday when Beto O’Rourke withdrew his bid for the Democrat presidential nomination. His departure culls the number of candidates vying...


Column: The realities of living in a mountain town

November 7, 2019

I grew up in the densely packed, humid East Coast with frizzy hair that looked similar to the Broncos running back, Phillip Lindsay. I moved to Colorado right after college and never looked back. Over...



Sundin column: Is the Electoral College an anachronism?

November 6, 2019

In May of 1787 the Continental Congress met in Philadelphia for the purpose of drafting a constitution for the governance of the recently formed United States of America. At that time, communications were limited, and...





Polman column: How to lose the 2020 election, by Elizabeth Warren

November 4, 2019

Speaking in 1910, former two-term president Theodore Roosevelt offered some practical advice that Elizabeth Warren and today’s progressive Democrats would be wise to heed. Although they probably won’t. Teddy said: “The citizen must have high...


Beinstein column: Banking for the poor

November 4, 2019

Often neglected in discussions concerning poverty is the role of banking. Not out of any degree of irrationality, but many lower-income individuals eschew mainstream banking institutions. Many poor people, for example, cannot wait four days...



Tyree column: Can we avoid a war over Veterans Day?

November 3, 2019

The words weren’t aimed directly at me, but I was recently flummoxed by an unexpected undercurrent of animosity. In an online post, a military veteran refused to confine his anger to people who spit on...



Parker column: Putting on the dog

November 2, 2019

WASHINGTON — When you’re on your last leg, when your colleagues have turned tail, when the House of Representatives passes the rules under which you will almost certainly be impeached — you have to be...



Reagan column: California burning

November 1, 2019

Tens of thousands of acres scorched by unstoppable wildfires. Thousands of people evacuated from their homes near San Francisco and Los Angeles. Electricity shut off to millions to prevent hurricane-strength Santa Ana winds from downing...


Merriott column: Cancer and kindness

October 30, 2019

A Friday night experience interrupted my intended column pontification to come. I ran into some folks who had recently lost their daughter to cancer. It all came back to me! How long it takes for...