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Editorials

  • Time running out on N. Korea

    The following editorial recently appeared in the Jacksonville (Fla.) Daily News.

    It’s as if North Korean President Kim Jong Un is doing one of those Verizon commercials repeatedly asking the rest of the world, “Can you hear me now?”

    If there were any doubt before, the answer now that North Korea has successfully test-fired a missile capable of reaching the interior of the United States is “Oh yes, we hear you now. And we don’t like what we are hearing.”

  • Sessions’ drug views outdated

    The following editorial was recently published in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

    For reasons that defy understanding, science, public opinion and most state governments, Attorney General Jeff Sessions has decided that cracking down on the use of medical marijuana is a priority. Assuming he survives President Donald Trump’s pique, he wants Congress to roll back rules that prohibit the Justice Department from going around state laws to enforce a federal ban against medical cannabis.

  • Editorial Cartoon - July 28, 2017
  • Thumbs: Our high country lowdown on the news - July 28, 2017

    THUMBS UP! WELCOME, BIKERS
    The annual Rough Rider Motorcycle Rally is in its 12th year in Las Vegas. This weekend’s activities will feature many visiting and local bikers who come to the Meadow City to donate blood, attend an art show reception, enjoying live music, and getting acquainted and re-acquainted with fellow bikers and local folk. The proof of the rally’s popularity is the appearance of hundreds of shiny cycles strung along both sides of Bridge Street.

    THUMBS DOWN! PLAN A: IT’S NOT SO BORING

  • Single-payer has benefit for most

    By Craig Abalos of the Roswell Daily Record — originally published July 13.

    Even the most passionate pro-business advocates would be hard-pressed to disagree with that. As a culture, perhaps even as a species, we tend to value stalwart ideals.

    We appreciate strength and consistency far more than we do the less tangible characteristics of gracefulness and adaptability. Throughout history, mankind has often clung to the old ways despite overwhelming evidence that doing so might spell disaster.

  • Thumbs: Our high country lowdown on the news - July 21, 2017

    THUMBS DOWN! FIX IT RIGHT THE FIRST TIME
    A few months ago in this space, we wrote about a road hazard on Hot Springs Boulevard. There was a square hole, about a foot in each direction, and about four inches deep, waiting to create a costly front-end alignment job or a blowout for drivers. Workers soon patched up the traffic hazard.

  • Raising children in Trump era

    Connie Schultz is a Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist and professional in residence at Kent State University’s school of journalism.

    “ You could be president some day.”

    As recently as last year, this is what we told America’s children. We said this to encourage them to banish those inner voices of doubt and imagine themselves at their fullest potential.

    See yourself in our first black president, and feel the obstacles melt away. Look at that woman nominated to be president, and hear those glass ceilings shatter.

  • Congress, rein in the president

    The following is a recent editorial by columnist John Stossel that appeared nationally.

    President Donald Trump drives people crazy.

    Especially those in the media.

    They hate him so much, they leap on every anti-Trump rumor.

    The Federalist’s Jordyn Pair points out that the press repeatedly told us that a dozen Trump administration members were about to be fired, including Attorney General Jeff Sessions, Press Secretary Sean Spicer and strategists Steve Bannon and Jared Kushner.

  • Thumbs: Our high country lowdown on the news - July 14, 2017

    THUMBS UP! BRING THE HOUSE DOWN

  • Breast cancer risks complex

    By Froma Harrop, award-winning columnist. She can be reached at fharrop@gmail.com.

    Many women obsess over their risk for breast cancer. That’s why news media flash blazing headlines whenever a study suggests a link between breast cancer and some “exposure.” That’s why television news shows that rarely spare even five minutes for science of existential importance to humankind find time for this.

    A new report cites evidence that drinking even one small glass of wine a day heightens a woman’s risk for breast cancer.