Today's Opinions

  • Who wants to be a victim?

    Alisha Hill

  • Defining candidates’ ‘respect quotient’

    What does the Colorado General Assembly’s majority leader do when she shows for her town hall meeting, but few others do? Not much, except call it good and scoot home to Boulder.
    But what do Clear Creek citizens do about being deprived of the rare opportunity to visit with, question and hold their representative accountable because she failed to adequately inform them, the press and local officials of that April 5 town hall? Grouse, one supposes. Or, in my case, voice it in a column.

  • Vox Pop

    Eagles or lemmings?
    In quantum mechanics, we have learned to approach reality differently and see everything as probabilities instead of certainties. In a mathematical sense. anything is possible.
    As well as in science as in our daily lives, the extent to which we can calculate or figure out probabilities, is determined by our intellectual capabilities to recognize patterns. The less biased we are, the clearer we can identify these patterns and base our actions on reasonable probabilities.

  • Visionaries create change

    Deniers can have their say, but scientific and technological advances never stop. Human progress in the full array of fields is inevitable.
    Progressive thinkers by nature push forward into unexplored terrain, while conservative-minded serve as our mothers, warning us before venturing forth to pull on our galoshes, wear clean underwear and look both ways before crossing.
    John Haas, my most-admired professor, was a visionary. He encouraged his students to think outside the box, not to be constricted by or restricted to the ways of before.

  • Government and business

    Nicole Byerley

  • Newspapers are under attack from all directions

    It was in the early 1980s — I was a mere child — when I first started thumbing through the daily newspaper. I immediately flipped to the sports pages and then usually the comics or vice-versa.
    I walked to the nearby 7-Eleven weekly and brought neighboring papers — the Washington Post or the Richmond (Va.) Times-Dispatch, to name a few — just so I could thumb through their coverage and clip out advertisements to save for my own personal collection.

  • Mental health and the millennial

    “My name is Blurryface, and I care what you think.”
    — Twenty One Pilots

    Alisha Hill

  • Arming teachers opens Pandora’s box

    “If it’s my responsibility to shoot someone to protect 25 others, I will have been drafted unwillingly into an ideological army to protect the rights of some civilians to own and operate military-style weapons. And I will not be conscripted.”
    teacher Victoria Barrett
    Indianapolis, Ind.

    To those who see the world as a two-camp, good-versus-evil dichotomy, arming teachers is a fast, easy way to address gun violence in our schools. The problem is it “ain’t” that simple.