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Opinion | Morgan Liddick: A tale of two countries
Opinion | Morgan Liddick: A tale of two countries

July 15, 2019

Travel broadens one’s horizons. And it provides excellent training in what our military refers to as “situational awareness.” So when my Spidey sense started tingling mightily Thursday last, I paid attention. I was standing in...



Opinion | State audit unveils problems at CDOT
Opinion | State audit unveils problems at CDOT

July 10, 2019

There is a reason voters refuse to raise taxes, or incur new debt, to fix the state’s substandard highways. They do not trust the Colorado Department of Transportation and the political class that oversees it....




Opinion | Susan Knopf: The emperor has no clothes
Opinion | Susan Knopf: The emperor has no clothes

July 4, 2019

The emperor has no clothes “We’re right on track,” said Summit County Commissioner Elisabeth Lawrence, leader of the Complete Count Committee (that’s the census). While President Donald Trump was busy trying to impose a citizenship...


Opinion | Border detention is not mass murder
Opinion | Border detention is not mass murder

July 3, 2019

“Concentration camps.” In the vernacular of the United States, home to nearly half the world’s Jews, the phrase conjures horrors of Nazi gas chambers and work camps. As it should. We must never forget. “The...






Opinion | Morgan Liddick: Trump and the Gulf
Opinion | Morgan Liddick: Trump and the Gulf

June 24, 2019

Once more, with feeling:  The New York Times writes: “A Congressional report warned that the United States risk(s) being drawn into Iran’s war. … A military response to the Iranian attack would represent a further...



Opinion | Colorado favors drugs over cops
Opinion | Colorado favors drugs over cops

June 19, 2019

Welcome to Colorado, where the law welcomes illicit drugs. We might next erect state border signs that say, “Give us your dealers, your cartels, Your huddled drug mules yearning to roam free, The wretched refuse...





Opinion | Morgan Liddick: When is LGBTQ equality tyranny?
Opinion | Morgan Liddick: When is LGBTQ equality tyranny?

June 10, 2019

What are House Democrats up to when they’re not stockpiling torches and pitchforks to use in the upcoming Bill Barr/Donald Trump impeachment doubleheader? Today’s lesson in duplicitous lawmaking and special interest pandering is a bill...


Opinion | Mental illness is not a crime
Opinion | Mental illness is not a crime

June 8, 2019

Mental illness is not a crime. Sadly, Colorado treats it as such. The Gazette’s investigative series on the state’s mental health care crisis found a severe shortage of mental health care and a prison system...