Mike Littwin: If you missed Biden, you missed something important

According to the folks at Nielsen, Joe Biden’s big speech Wednesday night – his first, if unofficial, State of the Union – was a ratings flop. But if those who skipped the speech had known what...

DATE: May 4, 2021 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

Timothy Egan: Some Statues Tell Lies. This One Tells the Truth.

The United States is in a muddle over how to tell our history, stuck between an aggressive revisionism that would leave few commemorative statues standing, and a stubborn clinging to all the...

DATE: May 2, 2021 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

Ezra Klein: Let’s launch a moonshot for meatless meat

I’m a vegan, but I’m also a realist. There’s no chance humanity is going to give up meat, en masse, anytime soon. That said, we can’t just wish away the risks of industrial animal agriculture. If...

DATE: May 2, 2021 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

Our View: We’ll take those cocktails to go, please

“The general assembly hereby finds, determines, and declares that this act is necessary for the immediate preservation of the public peace, health, or safety.” Most people who don’t work in the...

DATE: May 1, 2021 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

Tracy Jones: Guilty verdict for Chauvin is relief, not victory

The guilty verdict in the Derek Chauvin trial is a relief, but not a victory. A victory is when we no longer need a witness to record the murder of a Black man in order to recieve some sense of...

DATE: May 1, 2021 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

Barbara McLachlan: Colorado agriculture is nonpartisan

My grandfather was a mover and shaker in the Colorado sugar-beet industry with Great Western Sugar, and he was also a professor of agriculture at Colorado State University. But the agricultural...

DATE: April 30, 2021 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

Mike Littwin: Gun-violence bills in state won’t be matched in Congress

Give credit to Senate Majority Leader Steve Fenberg and others in the state legislature who, in the wake of the Boulder King Soopers shooting, are trying to actually do something about gun...

DATE: April 29, 2021 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

Lawrence S. Wittner: Despite COVID-19, other crises, major powers increased military spending in 2020

Last year was a terrible time for vast numbers of people around the globe, who experienced not only a terrible disease pandemic, accompanied by widespread sickness and death, but severe economic...

DATE: April 29, 2021 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

Rural startups fuel the future

Walking down Main Street of any small town in the Rocky Mountain West, you’ll find the quaint storefronts, cafés and watering holes you expect. Uber and Lyft are hard to come by. DoorDash is...

DATE: April 28, 2021 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

Letter: Address Native poverty, leave ’the Chief’ alone

Are we still wasting time and energy on the Toh-Atin Chief? Really? Perhaps those who are so supportive of its removal would like to interview Native Americans in Newcomb, New Mexico, on the Navajo...

DATE: April 28, 2021 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

Letter: Democrats open to working with all comers

Jack Turner’s recent column equating Georgia’s new Jim Crow voting law to the challenges faced by unaffiliated candidates seeking office in Colorado is unfortunate. The Georgia law is a...

DATE: April 28, 2021 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

Writers on the Range: Pumping up fear on the Colorado River

Some Colorado River tribulations today remind me of a folk story: A young man went to visit his fiancé and found the family trembling and weeping. They pointed to the ceiling, where an axe was...

DATE: April 27, 2021 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

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