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EDITORIAL: Romney emerges from the shadows

Democrats and Independents have been asking for months, to little or no effect, when traditional Republicans would stand up to the chaos presidency of Donald Trump. As Washington Post columnist Fareed Zakaria points out elsewhere in these pages, traditional elites have not exactly been a profile in courage. But last week, Mitt Romney, the party’s […]

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EDITORIAL: The coming transport revolution

RethinkX, a San Francisco think tank, released a report in May that should cause transportation officials all over the country, including Boulder and Boulder County, to re-examine assumptions and biases that could lead them to make major investments in transport modes and ideas that are about to become obsolete. The report, titled “Rethinking Transportation 2020-2030: The […]

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EDITORIAL: Women get last laugh on health care

John McCain is the toast of sane America this weekend, and rightfully so. Without McCain’s thumbs down on the U.S. Senate floor early Friday morning, a piece of legislation Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham called “a fraud” just hours earlier could have become law. It is important to note that this is not a partisan analysis. […]

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EDITORIAL: Social Security running out of money, time

Social Security is the oldest and most popular federal income support program, and after more than 80 years, it might seem as permanent as the pyramids. But the pharaohs did better long-range engineering than the architects of the New Deal did. A 2015 Gallup Poll found that 64 percent of millennials don’t think the program […]

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EDITORIAL: Big questions emerge from crime data

When local media report on the law enforcement activities in their communities, the underlying question, even if it is unstated, is whether those communities are safe. By shining a light on the work of police, sheriff’s deputies and state patrol troopers, local publications like this one offer a glimpse into activities that perpetrators wish would […]

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EDITORIAL: Imagine actual health-care reform

Peter Suderman, an editor at Reason Magazine, wrote an op-ed in the New York Times last week imagining what a Republican health-care plan might look like if Republicans ever got serious about designing one. Reason defines itself as a Libertarian magazine, so its prescriptions are unlikely to match up well with the goal of universal coverage advocated […]

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EDITORIAL: For the Democrats, obstruction is not enough

There has been much hand-wringing and intra-party soul-searching about whether Nancy Pelosi should relinquish her position as the Democratic Party’s leader in the U.S. House — a post she has held since 2007. The answer is clear to everyone but Pelosi and her caucus. If Democratic leadership in Congress is to regain any credibility, Pelosi […]

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EDITORIAL: Snapshots from the nation’s press

Within 24 hours of President Donald Trump’s disgusting Twitter outburst targeting MSNBC’s Mika Brzezinski and Joe Scarborough, two stories making the rounds on social media provided a very different take on life in America in 2017. That got us thinking: What if Trump used Twitter as a tool to hold up acts of kindness and […]

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EDITORIAL: The audacity of Mitch McConnell

Barack Obama may have introduced the notion of audacity into modern American politics, but it now seems clear that the most audacious politician of the era is not Obama but Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky. Even McConnell’s successful transfer of a Supreme Court vacancy from Obama to Donald Trump pales in comparison to […]

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EDITORIAL: From the Editorial Advisory Board: Potluck II

I was at the unwelcome party when Walmart opened. Like many people, I disapprove of human rights abuses. Workers deserve the right to unionize, payment for all work completed, and to have breaks, job security, basic health care, and a workplace free from discrimination. Cheap products are the result of taking advantage of miners, factory […]

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