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Colorado Editorials


August 14, 2018

The Durango Herald: Hard cases make bad law

What we need is leadership on immigration from the president and Congress – legislation and reform, not tweets and exploitation – before this happens again.

August 14, 2018

The Colorado Springs Gazette:Media ignore the Polis ties to racist Ku Klux Klan

Journalists who smear Stapleton, using a distant relative he never knew, cannot simultaneously ignore his opponent’s alliance with Byrd and the Klan’s party of choice.

August 14, 2018

The Boulder Daily Camera: Delay transition away from GMO crops

The county is moving forward without completing the work necessary for the GMO ban to materialize as fair and sound policy. That’s a mistake.

August 13, 2018

Colorado Springs Gazette: Don’t blame global warming for massive hailstorm

The climate changes, and humans play a role. It is a serious concern. So serious, we must protect scientists in speaking the truth.



Opinion


August 15, 2018

THE PODIUM | Colorado’s Bennet, Gardner must scrutinize court pick on LGBTQ rights

In a few short weeks, the nation will be watching closely as the U.S. Senate begins its confirmation hearings for Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, who has been tapped by President Trump as the replacement for Justice Anthony Kennedy. If confirmed to the highest court in the land, Kavanaugh would be tasked with immediately deciding what our Constitution means and how it will affect the lives of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer Americans and their families.

August 15, 2018

FEEDBACK | Assist in funding child care, yes — but not with tax credits

While I agree families who are trying to afford the rapidly-increasing cost of child care in Colorado need additional help, I disagree with Kelly Sloan’s suggested policy solution (“Time has come for child-care savings accounts in Colorado,” Aug. 6). Though he seems to oppose public support for struggling Colorado families, he contradicts himself by proposing a tax credit for employers and others who contribute to a child savings account. Tax credits are essentially public support allocated through the tax code.

August 14, 2018

BIDLACK | Keep Trump healthy — the alternative could be worse

Back in the early 1970s, my older brother wore a button that simply said, “Keep Nixon Healthy.” He said people often commented on it, usually thinking he was supportive of Mr. Nixon, and wanted him to be well. But for my brother, as a liberal, the button had a very different, if somewhat droll and ironic meaning. Readers of a certain age will recall that Mr. Nixon’s vice president was a rather undistinguished (and later indicted) gentleman with the unlikely name of Spiro Agnew. Mr. Agnew was the former governor of Maryland and was not considered…how shall I put this… the brightest bulb on the Christmas tree? Not the sharpest knife in the drawer? Kind of dumb?