Today's Opinions

  • Adults in the room

    Don’t waste any time mourning. Organize!
    — Labor organizer and activist Joe Hill before his execution by Utah authorities

    Progressives carry an enormous burden: They’re expected to be the adults in the public room, to speak with erudition and behave civilly. They’re not allowed to rant, which Merriam-Webster defines as “bombastic extravagant language.”

  • Green roof hypocrisy

    The environmental movement is riddled with hypocrisy. I see nothing wrong with respecting our planet, reducing waste, and limiting our individual “carbon footprints.” I do take serious issue with government increasing regulations and passing laws to force businesses and individuals to conform to their ideas of how these matters should be handled.  

  • Vox Pop

    Facts and logic would be helpful
    Almost all right-wing commentators, like Ms. Byerley, call themselves opinion writers because they are able to spout their fantasies without the requirement of facts or logic to back them up. They advocate ridiculous solutions to complex problems and wonder why they are not taken seriously.

  • News that isn’t new

    Alisha Hill

  • Rush hour traffic

    “We are not enemies, but friends. We must not be enemies. Though passion may have strained, it must not break our bonds of affection. The mystic chords of memory will swell when again touched, as surely they will be, by the better angels of our nature.”
    — Abraham Lincoln

    The debate is now about civility, the act of being nice. America is so debased that we need Miss Manners to urge us to our nature’s better angels.

  • The ethics of paying poorly

    Editor’s note: This is the third of a three-part series

    “Money does not change the sickness, only the symptoms.”
    — “The Winter of Our Discontent” by John Steinbeck

  • Let’s talk about TABOR

    Nicole Byerley

  • Community voice: A plan already exists to fix congestion in the I-70 corridor

    Randy Wheelock