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Today's Opinions

  • For the love of Fair Trade products

    My dad used to bring my mother, sister and me a little something on Valentine’s Day, not my brother. Love in the ’50s was a bit stilted, but Steve’s exclusion did make me feel a bit special about being a girl.

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    Thanks for MLK Day service
    Editor:
    I’d like to express my gratitude and appreciation to the Rev. Dee Cooper and the Rev. Mary Ann Dimand for the fine Interfaith Martin Luther King Day service they lovingly crafted for Evergreen this year. 

  • Don’t raise pay; trim session

    Campaigning door to door yields some interesting conversations. One day, as I was walking up to a house, I heard a voice from the back of the garage yell, “Who are you and what do you want?”
    “My name is Rob Witwer, and I’m your state representative,” I replied. “I’m running for re-election.”
    “Oh yeah?” the voice snarled, this time with more of a bite. “How much money do you guys make?”
    “About $30,000 a year,” I said.

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    ‘Whitewashing’ of Twain an affront to American values
    Editor:
    NewSouth Books’ “whitewashing” of Huckleberry Finn is an affront to integrity, and substantially harms the work of art as created by Samuel Clemens by scrubbing away his indictments of racism. What NewSouth Books is doing is morally and ethically wrong, and should be regarded as criminal.

  • Common sense has fallen down the rabbit hole

    There is a mental health crisis in this country, but politics isn’t going to address it. No system of financial management, be it insurance, single payer, Medicare or Medicaid, by itself, will make Americans cognitively healthier.

  • Can Hick make civility stick?

    The tenor and tone of the beginning of the administration of Gov. John Hickenlooper and the first session of the 68th Colorado General Assembly have been decidedly positive and should give Colorado citizens a good feeling about how business will be conducted over the next couple of years.

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    Election influence a key problem
    Editor:
    In reply to Hannah Hayes’ column “Wealthiest 5% must come to the rescue,” I agree with the comments on election influence. This external funding essentially kept the real national and state issues off-point.

  • Udall idea could help build unity

    I don’t always see eye to eye with U.S. Sen. Mark Udall, but I’ve never doubted his sincerity. Last week, he floated a simple but potentially revolutionary idea to change the partisan tenor of the annual State of the Union address. Rather than have Republicans and Democrats separated by party affiliation, Udall suggested, why not mix things up and let political adversaries sit next to one another?
    Senator Udall, that’s a terrific idea.