Opinion

Market forces for products, not people

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There is a lot of discussion about teacher pay in the United States, and Colorado is no exception. What gets less attention is the...

Letters 8/11/22

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Make Redtail Ridge conform to the city code Planning Commission must act to ensure that Redtail Ridge fully complies with the City Code now...

Schumer, Manchin and a green future

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Recently, UN Secretary General António Guterres warned that fossil-fuel driven climate chaos is ravaging the planet. He said, “We have a choice. Collective action...

Letter 8/4/22

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BLM Propaganda Your article regarding the wild horse roundups (News, “Lesser of two evils,” July 28, 2022) leaves out a very important factor. Many, if...

The fantasy of inflation increasing rents

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It seems that locally and nationally, housing prices may have peaked, in that there are fewer bidding wars over units for sale, and houses/condos...

Letters 7/28/22

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Jesus wasn’t a capitalist The mingling of religion, politics, ethics, legality, and government, particularly in the pursuit of power, weaves a labyrinthine path across the...

Colorado’s GOP militia gang

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Violent far rightists have been around for some time, but the Jan. 6 hearings have revealed their incestuous relationships with some of the most...

Libraries are the frontlines of democracy. We must fund them.

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These are uncertain times. As America faces increasing waves of anti-democratic fervor, Colorado has stood as a bulwark.  I’m proud of the work we’ve done...

Letters 7/14/22

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Ghost Riders It’s almost 7 a.m. on Sunday and I’m stopped at a red light at 95th and Dillion Road in Louisville with seven other...

What rent control could have looked like in Boulder

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Since the beginning of this column in March, I’ve focused on rent control—then I pivoted, uncovering the broader history of tenant activism in Boulder....

Letters 7/7/22

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Defining ‘Criminalization of Homelessness’ As I find myself agreeing with the term ‘Criminalization of Homelessness,’ I wanted to explain the term, given that an LTE...

Colorado’s backstory to court’s EPA gutting

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The Supreme Court is staging a counterrevolution against social progress, rewriting laws and twisting the Constitution to please a right-wing minority with highly unpopular...