Home / Opinion

Opinion

Clay Jenkinson on the DAPL Protest

Dakota Access pipeline, Clay Jenkinson, Lakota, Four Bears

Clay Jenkinson has a deep love for North Dakota, his home state. An award winning writer and a distinguished humanities scholar at Bismarck State College, he may be best known for portraying Thomas Jefferson in The Jefferson Hour.  That’s why his thoughts on the recent protests gave me some pause. It’s not a a clear-cut situation, with mountains of historical context that ...

Read More »

Best Debate Tweets: Presidential Edition

Debate, presidential race 2016

Let’s start with the basics. This presidential election this year has heated up to an inferno, and tonight’s debate is only a taste of what we’ll likely see in the next several weeks until election night. Topics like taxes, the national debt, ISIS and gun control were covered, as one candidate tried to edge words in among the other. Most ...

Read More »

Free-Falling with Style

Photo: Vasiliki Millousi via Flickr.

Falls are usually not a good thing, but they can be purposeful and engineered for safety, such as in gymnastics.  With my daughter involved in the sport I couldn’t help but pay a little extra attention to the Olympic Games in Rio and the gymnastics coverage.  You can’t help but be impressed with the power and heights that both the ...

Read More »

Colorado Editorial Roundup

colorado

The Denver Post, July 5, on the issue of free speech at the University of Northern Colorado: Higher education’s commitment to free speech is often sadly fragile these days, and the latest evidence unfortunately comes from the University of Northern Colorado. As The Tribune in Greeley recounts the story, an outfit that UNC calls its Bias Response Team has “sought ...

Read More »

Colorado Editorial Roundup

colorado denver skyline cc0

Removing lead from homes in Superfund study area: The Pueblo Chieftain, June 8 At last, the Environmental Protection Agency has taken a good, positive step by agreeing to clean up lead inside 19 homes in the Eilers-Bessemer Colorado Superfund Study Area. Residents of the South Side study area have been concerned that Superfund designation would stigmatize their neighborhood through a ...

Read More »

Colorado editorial roundup

The Rocky Mountain Range in Colorado, USA. (Image: Kyle Wasinger via Flickr)

The (Grand Junction) Daily Sentinel April 5, on gun safety Despondent people and guns are a poor mix. Unfortunately, stating this obvious fact makes some people nervous that suicide-prevention efforts could be co-opted to advance a gun-control agenda. So we applaud the brave gun shop owners in western Colorado who are willing to put those fears aside and acknowledge a ...

Read More »

Colorado editorial roundup

In this Colorado editorial roundup, citizens sound off on a variety of topics with newspapers, not bumper stickers. (Image: Chris Coleman via Flickr)

Expanding internet access across the state The (Grand Junction) Daily Sentinel, Feb. 17 One of Gov. John Hickenlooper’s more quotable remarks from his State of the State address last month was that government agencies would press forward to bring broadband “to every corner and corral” in Colorado. While the imagery may be spot-on — much of the state consists of ...

Read More »

Colorado Editorial Roundup

denver-794345_960_720

The Durango Herald, Feb. 3, on end-of-life choices for the terminally ill: There are many cultural, religious and medical, familial and psychological taboos surrounding death — particularly at one’s own hand — and for good reason. Humans are born with an inherent drive to survive, and when an individual’s instinct to live is compromised, it should raise concerns for those ...

Read More »

Editorial: Allowing US oil exports is shortsighted

oil tanker and a sail boat

Having access to oil is critical to the United States. It is, in fact, a matter of national security. Yet, old fashioned greed has clouded judgment as Congress, as part of its budget agreement, is lifting crude oil export restrictions that have effectively banned most sales of U.S. crude oil abroad. The price of crude oil has plummeted around the ...

Read More »