en Posner: Shut it down <p> Riddell: So what, indeed, do we do about that? <p> &ldquo;We have to stop demonizing people and realize the biggest threat is white men, most of them radicalized to the right, and we have to start doing something about them. There is not travel ban on them. There is no ban &mdash; you know they had a Muslim ban. There is no white guy ban. So what do we do about that?&rdquo;<br /> <strong>&mdash; Don Lemon, CNN, Thursday, Oct. 30.</strong></p> Romberg: Blue wave overtakes Colorado <p> We&rsquo;re not so purple anymore!<br /> Our Readers Write <p> <strong>Thinking about plastic-straw use</strong><br /> Editor:<br /> Several weeks ago I was dining with my family at a local restaurant. We asked for water. The waiter brought glasses with large plastic straws in each glass.<br /> I spontaneously remarked, &ldquo;Plastic straws suck!&rdquo; It got a laugh.<br /> This double entendre might well suit as a slogan to help people think about their overuse of plastic straws and plastic in general.<br /> &ldquo;Plastic Straws suck!&rsquo; Pass it on.<br /> <strong>John F. Alston, M.D.<br /> Evergreen</strong></p> Riddell: Tough questions need honest answers <p> The outpouring of emotion by American citizens over the murders in Pittsburgh has required all of us to, once again, ask ourselves some very important questions. Maybe this time we will listen to the answers. &nbsp;<br /> Posner: Pay attention: It’s really happening <p> <strong>Steve Posner<br /> </strong></p> Community voice: Thank you, Leadership Evergreen <p> <strong>Mike Weege<br /> </strong></p> Our Readers Write <p> <strong>Mountain Home changing hands</strong><br /> Editor:<br /> I&rsquo;m excited to share that in January 2019, the operations and ownership of Mountain Home will transfer to Alexa Cowley of Alexa Interiors.<br /> As many of you likely know, Alexa has been in business in Evergreen for 18 years, and her business has grown to include eight interior designers. Alexa and her team are incredibly qualified to provide excellent design ideas alongside the quality furniture and attentive customer service you&rsquo;ve come to expect from Mountain Home.<br />