Today's Opinions

  • Make informed choices this November

    Linda Rockwell

  • Our Readers Write

    Enough is enough
    Responsible journalism includes diverse viewpoints. That is why I was pleased to read Steve Posner’s column this past week. This was a much-needed response to what I believe for many months has been one-sided commentary in the Canyon Courier attacking those with liberal/progressive views.
    Instead of ridiculing or demeaning views from the “other side,” I applaud Posner’s call to argue intelligently together. What follows are what I believe people on “both” sides could agree on:

  • Amendments have my vote; what about yours?

    It takes at least two-thirds of the members of both the House of Representatives and Senate to refer proposed constitutional amendments from Colorado’s legislature to its people.  
    In addition to those super majority votes, all of the proposals are subject to a public hearing with testimony from interested members of the public and debate with two votes on the floor of both the House and Senate. With all of those criteria, it’s usually a safe bet that amendments referred by the legislature deserve support.

  • A lot to chew on with ballot questions

    Dr. Jason Glass

  • Of cynicism and hope

    Steve Posner

  • Why the hatred?

    As I have noted before, contrary to the false clarions of civility, a casual reading of American history reveals that, with a few national crises exceptions, our politics have always been rancorous, have always been polarizing, have always been personal.

  • Our Readers Write

    Providing accurate information
    Literature for a state senate race arrived this week and contains some misleading information. Since there are many new residents in Jeffco, some historical facts need to be shared.

  • Our Readers Write

    Delay would help heal the divisiveness
    On Sept. 2, this message was sent to Colorado’s senators:
    We must defer the confirmation of Judge Kavanaugh until after the election of 2018. If the will of the people continues, the Republican majority in the Senate, they the people are confirming his nomination. If, on the other hand, the Democrats take control of the Senate, the people are speaking out for a change.
    Considering the far-reaching term of a justice, this delay would not be significant.