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Thiessen column: Joe Biden’s heresy
Thiessen column: Joe Biden’s heresy

May 19, 2019

WASHINGTON — The left is starting to take aim at Democratic front-runner Joe Biden. At a conference this week, liberal activists repeatedly booed when told that Biden wanted to find “middle ground” on climate policy....


Letter: Only a decade left to cut greenhouse gas emissions

May 19, 2019

The climate change fable repeats a long-discredited global cooling fable, part of the fossil fuel industry’s decades-long, $2 billion clandestine corporate scam to deceive the public about climate change. Every scientific agency of national or...


West column: Trump or Bolton — Who’s the boss?
West column: Trump or Bolton — Who’s the boss?

May 18, 2019

Tensions between the United States and Iran have been on a steady decline over the last two years, but the past week or two have seen things getting alarmingly worse. Almost as concerning, however, is...


Parker column: Bats in the belfry
Parker column: Bats in the belfry

May 18, 2019

WASHINGTON — When author Mark Childress penned “Crazy in Alabama,” he wasn’t just whistling Dixie. “I haven’t been quoted this much since Roy Moore,” Childress recently told me, referring to last week’s coverage of Alabama’s...


Letter: We need a new environmental philosophy

May 18, 2019

Remember the days of “walk softly,” “take only pictures; leave only footprints”? The days when we left no waste in the wilderness? No dogs meant no dogs! Gate closed meant stay out! Stay on trails...


Letter: Inform public about proper display of flag

May 17, 2019

Memorial Day is fast approaching. As the proud children of military fathers, my husband (also a Navy veteran) and I would greatly appreciate it if the Post Independent would publish an article about the proper...


Letter: Fix Midland Avenue

May 17, 2019

Midland Avenue is a pothole. Pothole season is over and hot mix is available. Why is Midland Avenue still a mess to drive? Larry Martin, Glenwood Springs



Letter: Reader knows what kind of school community wants

May 17, 2019

I just read the following quote concerning Roaring Fork High School from Superintendent Rob Stein in Friday’s Post Independent: “It’s fair to say that right now there’s not a consensus in the school staff, or...


Reagan column: Ending abortion, one baby at a time
Reagan column: Ending abortion, one baby at a time

May 17, 2019

Thanks to Alabama, abortion is back on the national stage again. It was already becoming a hot political topic when Alabama’s legislature shocked the country this week with its super-strict anti-abortion law. The Alabama Human...




Will column: The Ex-Im Bank and the essence of socialism
Will column: The Ex-Im Bank and the essence of socialism

May 16, 2019

WASHINGTON — Briefly suspending their warnings about the rising tide of socialism, a large majority of Senate Republicans recently joined with almost all their Democratic colleagues in affirming the essence of socialism, which is government...


Letter: Taxing us out of ownership is wrong

May 16, 2019

We received our tax assessment on our property just the other day. The last assessment was 2017, so they do a new one every other year. Well in 2017 our property value went up 50%,...


Letter: Practice good mental hygiene

May 16, 2019

May is National Mental Health Awareness Month, and Mind Springs Health/West Springs Hospital reminds people to take care of your own mental health just as you do your physical or dental health. Make it precious,...


Letter: Get involved and get informed, America

May 15, 2019

Is American Democracy gone? No laws are being followed in the White House, no truths are being told, our freedoms are being stripped from us and Congressional Republicans are going along with this! What has...




PeaceVoice column: Baiting Iran
PeaceVoice column: Baiting Iran

May 15, 2019

Ever since Donald Trump became president, regime change in Iran has been a prominent U.S. aim. Trump began by backing out of the nuclear deal and imposing harsh sanctions, setting the stage for a confrontational...