Opinion

Another swing of the boom-bust cycle is underway

WASHINGTON – We don’t necessarily need an economic boom, but that’s what we may be getting. Since the 2016 election, the stock market is up roughly 24 percent, reports Wilshire Associates. The...

DATE: Dec. 7, 2017 | CATEGORY: Op-Ed

Tipton: The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act will help Colorado

This past week the House of Representatives took a historical step forward and passed a comprehensive tax reform package. The last time the tax code was reformed was 1986, and since then it has...

DATE: Nov. 30, 2017 | CATEGORY: Op-Ed

Samuelson: Trump’s take on trade may well lead to dead end

WASHINGTON – Most Americans likely think that our trade policies have been largely the same since the Republic’s earliest days. The assumptions are that we’re free traders now and always have...

DATE: Nov. 29, 2017 | CATEGORY: Op-Ed

Brown: The past, present and future of a Cortez museum

Our community has always helped support something that would benefit us all. The Montezuma County Historical Society has been offered the use of the social services building south of the courthouse...

DATE: Nov. 20, 2017 | CATEGORY: Op-Ed

Sheek: New guidelines for recycling in Cortez

Recently Colby Earley, the city’s Recycling Coordinator, made a presentation to Cortez City Council on changes in the city’s recycling program. Why the changes? In August, China announced to the...

DATE: Nov. 16, 2017 | CATEGORY: Op-Ed

Is it time to eliminate the mortgage deduction?

WASHINGTON – If you want to understand why the tax code is so hard to overhaul, consider the case of the mortgage interest deduction. The issue is so sensitive that the House and Senate are dealing...

DATE: Nov. 13, 2017 | CATEGORY: Op-Ed

Zakaria: Asia’s turn toward radical Islam is alarming

SINGAPORE – The tragic terror attack in New York was the kind of isolated incident by one troubled man that should not lead to generalizations. In the 16 years since 9/11, the city has proved...

DATE: Nov. 10, 2017 | CATEGORY: Op-Ed

Samuelson: Welcome to the Jerome Powell era at the Fed

WASHINGTON – It will be Powell’s Fed, assuming he’s confirmed by the Senate. Jerome (“Jay”) Powell will become the 16th chairman of the Federal Reserve in early 2018. Almost by definition, he...

DATE: Nov. 6, 2017 | CATEGORY: Op-Ed

Samuelson: Is this what the future of health care looks like?

WASHINGTON – The big news in health care last week was the disclosure that CVS Health Corp., owner of a vast network of drug stores, is considering buying Aetna Inc., one of the nation’s largest...

DATE: Nov. 2, 2017 | CATEGORY: Op-Ed

Rankin: Schools turning challenge into opportunity

Teacher shortage, continuing education, parent participation, technology and students unqualified to satisfy workforce needs. These are just some of the challenges our public schools face. In...

DATE: Oct. 30, 2017 | CATEGORY: Op-Ed

High school: a time to learn, explore and grow

As I reflect on another year’s homecoming festivities with the parade, football game and dance, I can’t help but think about the important role that high school plays in our students’ lives. The...

DATE: Oct. 26, 2017 | CATEGORY: Op-Ed

Samuelson: At budget time, let’s look at the important points

WASHINGTON – It’s that time of year again when Congress debates the federal budget. For most Americans, it’s a turnoff. The dollar amounts are monstrous – trillions, not billions. The vocabulary...

DATE: Oct. 23, 2017 | CATEGORY: Op-Ed