Today's Opinions

  • Truth, justice and the American way

    My third and final suggestion to change our political process would be easy to do, but perhaps controversial. To establish a need for this change, I will try to convince my readers that a significant problem exists.
    My premise is that even the most ardent followers of the news have trouble sorting out fact from fiction. Wikipedia lists dozens of sites that are purporting to bring us the news but have been created to bring us fake news.

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    Democrats did the right thing
    John Riddell asks how Democrats can support a party that in the late 19th and early 20th centuries contained Southern Democrats (Dixiecrats) who passed Jim Crow laws.
    Very simple. In the mid-20th century, the Democrats repudiated the Dixiecrats and, over their opposition as well as that of the Republicans, passed the Civil Rights Act and have fought to end racism ever since.
    Immediately the Dixiecrats changed their affiliation to the Republican Party, who welcomed them with open arms.  

  • Will hard Left policies play in Colorado?

    By now you most assuredly have heard of the new face of the Democratic Party, the rising star of the hard Left, one Ms. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.
    To say that she portends both an interesting challenge and/or opportunity for the Democratic Party would be quite the understatement. Indeed, liberal media outlets have been quite active in championing her Democratic Socialist platform, and promoting her support and enlistment of other Democratic Socialists for the upcoming mid-term elections.

  • Feel-good sports stories a welcome respite

    One of the best things about sports teams is the catalyst they can provide to bring people together. Eyes all over the world were focused on the World Cup in June and July.  
    While our team failed to make it into the 32-nation tournament, we watched people from all over the world show their national pride until France won the championship with a win over Croatia.

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    Corporal punishment is a good idea
    In the July 4 Canyon Courier, there was a well-written letter about banning corporal punishment in schools by Jane Cadwallader. Although well written, it has questionable supporting data, and not everyone believes as she does.
    She does state that corporal punishment has a high rate of immediate behavior modification (which is needed to fix the present problem), but she states it has long-term problems. This statement must be verified.

  • Elect a Speaker of the House not speaker of a party

    Admittedly, my last recommendation to improve the working of our dysfunctional U.S. House of Representatives will be challenging. It will take a groundswell of voter support to amend the Constitution to provide longer terms and a one-term limitation for House members.
    A recent McLaughlin & Associates survey shows that 82 percent of voters support a Constitutional amendment to impose term limits. We must speak out for a specific initiative for this to gain some momentum.

  • A Rocky Mountain low for the N.Y. Times

    Perhaps by now you’ve had the unfortunate occasion to read or hear about the scurrilous piece of yellow journalism recently perpetrated upon the Republican candidate for governor, Walker Stapleton.
    In a N.Y. Times article titled “Family history haunts GOP candidate for governor in Colorado” by Julie Turkewitz (July 24), we have the perfect example of biased reporting of facts masquerading as news reporting. We have the perfect example of why Trump supporters regard with such disdain that bastion of Progressive fabrications, the N.Y. Times.

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    Leonard’s Facebook post was reprehensible
    I’m writing to respond to State Rep. Tim Leonard’s Facebook posting about the women’s marches that were held in January 2017 and 2018, and the Canyon Courier article discussing it.
    As a child of two survivors of the Holocaust, I feel especially entitled to weigh in on this topic. I can’t begin to express the hurt and disgust that this posting brought to me.