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Today's Opinions

  • For Jeffco students, this pendulum is the pits

    “The history of liberty is the history of resistance.”
    — Woodrow Wilson

    I have remained stubbornly silent about the new school board majority for many months, mainly because I felt the three new members deserved a chance to prove that the hysteria about hidden agendas was an overreaction.
    That might have been an under-reaction. The conservative majority’s true colors came to light last week with the announcement that an obviously politicized curriculum review committee would be appointed by the board.

  • For Jeffco students, this pendulum is the pits

    “The history of liberty is the history of resistance.”
    — Woodrow Wilson

    I have remained stubbornly silent about the new school board majority for many months, mainly because I felt the three new members deserved a chance to prove that the hysteria about hidden agendas was an overreaction.
    That might have been an under-reaction. The conservative majority’s true colors came to light last week with the announcement that an obviously politicized curriculum review committee would be appointed by the board.

  • Colorado voters face 4 ballot proposals

    And then there were four.

    While a lot of attention was focused on Gov. John Hickenlooper’s work to successfully negotiate an agreement to spare us from four competing ballot initiatives on fracking, four other ballot initiatives have made their way onto our November ballot.

    The topics range from personhood to gambling to open meetings to food labeling. In a somewhat refreshing twist, two of the four proposals are initiated laws instead of amendments to our state constitution.

  • The media: part of today’s great divide

    Editor’s note: This column is the fourth installment in a five-part series that looks at the divisiveness in the U.S. Congress and offers possible solutions.

    The conventional wisdom, especially among Republicans, is that the news operations at the major networks favor the Democrats. It’s subtle, they say, but the stories they cover and the questions they ask show their left leaning. You might remember that Katie Couric ambushed Sarah Palin asking a trick question: “What publications do your read?”

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    Ride’s male-female ratio shows need to get more women involved

    Editor:

    My legs are sore, my mind is clear and my heart is happy. … I again finished the Triple Bypass, riding through 120 miles of our beautiful Colorado mountains!

  • OUR READERS WRITE

    Ride’s male-female ratio shows need to get more women involved

    Editor:

    My legs are sore, my mind is clear and my heart is happy. … I again finished the Triple Bypass, riding through 120 miles of our beautiful Colorado mountains!

  • Bowlen went from booed to beloved

    When metro area voters were being asked to extend the sales tax that had been established to build Coors Field in 1998 so a new football stadium could be built to replace aging Mile High Stadium for the Broncos, the polling showed something fascinating. One of the biggest obstacles to passage of the proposal was voters’ personal animosity toward Broncos owner Pat Bowlen.

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    Thanks for memorial bench

    Editor:

    A beautiful memorial bench in honor of Laurie Roe now sits in downtown Evergreen right outside Bear Creek Hair. Thanks to all those who generously donated money and time to make this a reality.

    Special thanks to the Ross Lewis Trust, Jake and Mary Jacobs, Terri and Gary Carroll, and Don and Michelle Beaglehole. The remaining funds from the memorial account will be donated to the Elks Lodge. We hope everyone will stop by, sit on the bench and enjoy the beautiful garden.