http://www.clearcreekcourant.com/todaysopinions/rss.xml en Elect pragmatic leaders to office http://www.clearcreekcourant.com/content/elect-pragmatic-leaders-office <p> If you&rsquo;ve been reading my columns over the past several weeks, you might&rsquo;ve noted one consistent refrain or mantra: &ldquo;principled, pragmatic, problem-solving leadership.&rdquo; One might call it the 3PRs.<br /> 3PR is a philosophical approach to dealing with our societal great issues: economic, environmental, social justice, et al.<br /> Elect pragmatic leaders to office http://www.clearcreekcourant.com/content/elect-pragmatic-leaders-office <p> If you&rsquo;ve been reading my columns over the past several weeks, you might&rsquo;ve noted one consistent refrain or mantra: &ldquo;principled, pragmatic, problem-solving leadership.&rdquo; One might call it the 3PRs.<br /> 3PR is a philosophical approach to dealing with our societal great issues: economic, environmental, social justice, et al.<br /> Udall works tirelessly for Colorado http://www.clearcreekcourant.com/content/udall-works-tirelessly-colorado <p style="margin-bottom: 0in"> <font face="Times New Roman, serif"><font size="4" style="font-size: 16pt">The 2014 election is shaping up as a referendum on the Colorado electorate: Do we mean what we say when we claim we want pragmatic, principled, problem-solving leadership or are we just paying lip-service to that notion? </font></font></p> Udall works tirelessly for Colorado http://www.clearcreekcourant.com/content/udall-works-tirelessly-colorado <p style="margin-bottom: 0in"> <font face="Times New Roman, serif"><font size="4" style="font-size: 16pt">The 2014 election is shaping up as a referendum on the Colorado electorate: Do we mean what we say when we claim we want pragmatic, principled, problem-solving leadership or are we just paying lip-service to that notion? </font></font></p> Jeffco students learning to be Americans http://www.clearcreekcourant.com/content/jeffco-students-learning-be-americans <p> OK, kids, er, young adults, you rock! From Scotland to Jeffco. From voting on secession and becoming an independent nation to exercising your First Amendment rights and demanding your right to a well-rounded education is fulfilled.</p> Vox http://www.clearcreekcourant.com/content/vox-196 <p> &nbsp;<strong>Those with depression issues</strong></p> <p> <strong>should seek help</strong></p> <p> Editor:</p> <p> The death of Robin Williams has brought attention to the very serious nature of depression. It is difficult to comprehend how a person with millions of dollars, countless fans, and a string of successful&nbsp; movies and shows was unable to beat this condition.</p> Vox http://www.clearcreekcourant.com/content/vox-196 <p> &nbsp;<strong>Those with depression issues</strong></p> <p> <strong>should seek help</strong></p> <p> Editor:</p> <p> The death of Robin Williams has brought attention to the very serious nature of depression. It is difficult to comprehend how a person with millions of dollars, countless fans, and a string of successful&nbsp; movies and shows was unable to beat this condition.</p> Gardner is a political chameleon http://www.clearcreekcourant.com/content/gardner-political-chameleon <p style="margin-bottom: 0in"> Ploy. Ruse. Each, particularly when advanced by a public servant, indicates conniving underhandedness unworthy of serious consideration and provides the observer insight into the true character of the individual.</p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0in"> Describe it as one will, the latest proposal put forth by Senate candidate Cory Gardner to allow over-the-counter birth-control pills is hardly an expression of genuine concern for women&rsquo;s health and for protection of their right to privacy by controlling their reproductive systems.</p>