Today's Opinions

  • We’re Americans, not Dems and Republicans

    About a week after the November election, I sat down to lunch with two friends from my days in the legislature, one a former high-ranking AFL-CIO officer, and the other a conservative former state senator.

  • A beltway paved in bad intentions

    “Mr. Dillinger, why do you rob banks?”
    “Because, that is where the money is.”

    Robbing banks is one thing. But robbing senior citizens, the mentally ill and an organization that serves kids who have endured domestic violence and homelessness? Not even Jefferson County could rise to that level of Grinchliness during the holidays, right?

  • Our Readers Write

    Local businessman gives Christmas bonuses that prove a bonus to downtown merchants

  • Obama’s end-of-year list should include pardons

    End-of-the-year lists are filling my in box. Here are a few examples: 10 Things Republicans Don’t Want You to Know About the “Fiscal Cliff”; the 10 Worst Ways your Children are Being Poisoned Right Now: vaccines, food, video games and more; and 12 Things You Should Always Haggle Over. There are several best album evaluators. Best films. Best tweets. Well, to me, the best tweet is no tweet at all.

  • Is this an argument we need to have?

    By Greg Dobbs

  • Finding our way to actual solutions

    Readers might be wondering why this week’s Courier has no stories with local reaction to the massacre in Newtown, Conn. — and that’s a fair question.

  • Our Readers Write

    Mediation should be considered before pursuing fire board recall
    As we checked around to better understand the issues in the proposed recall, we’ve learned that there have been many meetings of your group with the fire board, yet you are alleging that the board has never met with you.

  • Questioning the wisdom of recall drive

    By Greg Dobbs
    I was opposed to the fire district’s plan to put up a burn building obnoxiously and maybe perilously close to people’s homes in Bergen Park. Not that it affected mine — for me it will be out-of-sight, out-of-mind. But in a place like Evergreen, we’re all neighbors. So on the behalf of neighbors who would be directly impacted, I did everything I could to prevent it.