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Today's Opinions

  • 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.

  • Fresh faces headed for legislature

    Combine term limits and redistricting, and you get the biggest infusion of fresh faces anyone can remember when the Colorado General Assembly convenes next January.

  • Our Readers Write

    Tolerance, understanding are on loan at the library
    Editor:
    Regarding Dave Bagenski’s letter (July 10, “Gay Pride display at library was not appropriate”): As my queer teenage daughter would say, “That letter is wrong in so many ways.”

  • A reminder that all life is precious

    Obviously, words cannot heal or explain the terrible events of last week. But I think President Obama made some decent and heartfelt remarks on the matter. Here’s what he said:

  • An assault on citizens’ safety

    In the somber wake of last week’s mass shooting at an Aurora movie theater, Coloradans are looking for answers.