Today's Opinions

  • Finally…we start bringing ’em home

        Saying “it’s time for nation building here at home,” President Barack Obama took a step in the right direction last week announcing that he will withdraw 33,000 troops from Afghanistan within a year.

        Steady troop withdrawals will follow until we are out entirely by 2014, just as the president promised when he bought into the military’s logic and sent in more troops, his own so-called surge.

  • Giving aid and comfort to the enemy

        My level of disgust with the Republicans is growing. Not that I’ll start voting for “Democrats” any time soon. Republicans are still rank amateurs when it comes to being wildly irresponsible. But, they are working on that.

  • Letters 06/22/11



        Many questions have been raised lately in response to the tragic shooting of Jennifer Agee. Perhaps the one we should be most concerned about is not what caused Jonathan Agee to commit a senseless act of violence, but how to prevent something like this from happening in the future.

  • Promoting a sustainable economic recovery

    By Congressman Robert Hurt

    A year ago, in the midst of over nine percent unemployment and a quickly escalating 13 trillion dollar national debt, the White House launched its “Recovery Summer” tour in an effort to gain support for its failed trillion dollar stimulus plan.


  • A bipartisan focus on jobs

    By Senator Mark Warner

    Two-and-a-half years after this deep recession brought our nation’s economy to the brink, we still are in the middle of a painfully slow recovery.


  • The technology sector is vital to our economic recovery

  • Bedford High '51-'52 Classes

    By Frank Gibson

    Bedford High ‘51
    Fort Collins, Colo.

        Students near and far visiting the D-Day Memorial likely in hearts and minds take the measure of General Eisenhower’s famed message to the Normandy invasion force, “You are about to embark upon the Great Crusade toward which we have striven these many months...”

  • Turning away from wars of choice

        Next month is when U.S. forces are to begin a gradual withdrawal from Afghanistan, with all American troops supposedly to be out by 2014.

        But pressure is coming from many quarters, urging the White House to adopt a speedier exit from that historically troubled country. According to any poll you can cite, a clear majority of Americans want a quicker end to a war that has lasted 10 years and produced very little in the way of results.