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‘What Trump intends to do with democracy’

You’ve probably heard the Aaron Tippin song, “You’ve got to stand for something or you’ll fall for anything.” Well, that sums up our current choices for president of the United States. You e...

Inflation, high prices? ‘Corporate greed’

Why does Durango and La Plata County have the highest gas prices in the state? I filled up in Farmington a week ago for $3.09 per gallon. We just traveled the state and paid $2.98 in Denver,...

SCOTUS reveals ‘how partisan justices are’

We should all be livid now that the Supreme Court has shown how partisan its justices really are. They got their seats because elections matter. Republicans have cheated and manipulated thei...

Bird upside down ‘a nonevent’

The article on the bird hanging upside down in the alley of downtown Durango seems typical of the journalism present in most media coverage of a nonevent. Interesting but certainly not factu...

‘Supreme Court ‘officially’ crowned King Biden’

So it seems that the Supreme Court just “officially” crowned King Joseph Biden. Why doesn’t he have an “official” conversation with his military as commander-in-chief and “officially” direct...

Robert Kennedy Jr. ‘highly intelligent, well-spoken’

The Democratic National Committee is part of our government corruption problem. It is itself a threat to democracy. If the DNC valued the democratic process, it would have allowed us to choo...

‘Biden is old. He has wisdom’

As a 3rd Congressional District resident, I have donated to Adam Frisch several times. Two years ago, he said he would not support Nancy Pelosi. I voted for him and let go my qualms because ...

‘No good choices in upcoming elections’

Once again, our cursed two-party system has given us no good choices in the upcoming elections. For the 3rd Congressional District, it will be Grand Junction lawyer Jeff Hurd for the Republ...

‘Jenna made positive difference for many’

I was saddened to learn of the death of Fort Lewis College’s Director of Admissions Jenna Gilbert. Although I did not know Jenna, as a graduate of FLC, I do understand the value of a connect...

Ranked choice voting ‘can be exploited’

Ranked choice voting is a system where voters rank candidates in order of preference. If no candidate receives 50%–plus of first-choice votes, the candidate with the fewest votes is eliminat...

‘Prefer representatives work for me’

I wonder if the tone of our political discourse could change with a single word – work. Personally, I would prefer that my representatives work for me, just like most of us work to achieve o...

‘Grave injustices’ in lack of ‘alacrity’

I cannot think of a legal case in America’s history more important that whether a sitting president, with impunity, can attempt to overthrow a presidential election result in order to remain...
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