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Today's Opinions

  • Our Readers Write

    All points of view deserve space at library
    Editor:
    Regarding Dave Bagenski’s July 11 letter objecting to the Gay Pride display in the library:
    In other words, if he does not agree with an idea, he doesn’t want the public to have access to the information? I thought a library was supposed to be a source for all kinds of information, not just what one agrees with.

  • Really? These are our choices?

    Did you hear about Romney Hood?  He steals from the poor and gives to the rich. The response: That’s “Obamaloney.” And this is how we choose the leader of the free world?

  • Our Readers Write

    School district’s plea for tax hike should be ignored
    Editor:

  • In defense of Ted Cruz and the Tea Party

    Last week, Ted Cruz won the Republican U.S. Senate primary in Texas over a better-known, better-funded opponent. If you’ve followed the race, the narrative from the press has essentially been that Cruz is a Tea Party-backed firebrand whose knee-jerk ideology presages a rightward lurch for the GOP.

  • Who is in charge in America?

    By Jim Rohrer
    Every single year since 1969, except for a brief three-year period between 1998 and 2001, our U.S. government has spent more than it has taken in. Every American who can add and subtract understands that this is not a good situation, yet our politicians are increasing spending at even higher rates, while our receipts are declining as a percent of our gross domestic product (the total of what we produce). In 2010 we spent 25 percent of our GDP, while bringing in only 14.9 percent of GDP.

  • Ugly turkey vultures are summer residents in the foothills

    One of the strangest big birds you can see in this area is the turkey vulture. They are rather ugly-looking birds when you see them up close as they squabble over a road kill.

  • Our Readers Write

    Fire victims say thanks to Elks
    Editor:
    On July 14, the Elks Lodge of Evergreen hosted a phenomenal fund-raiser to benefit the survivors of the Lower North Fork Fire (which burned 23 homes and killed three neighbors in March). The funds go to the Mountain Resource Center in Conifer.

  • Colorado should head off trouble at the pass

    There are 110 seats in the Michigan House of Representatives. Penises occupy 83 of them. Vaginas are sadly underrepresented, and indeed two of them were recently prohibited from speaking out on, of all topics, women’s reproductive rights.