Energy Secretary Rick Perry hit a raw nerve in Washington recently when he announced his department will undertake a study of the possible impact that federal regulations have had on U.S. electric grid reliability. Essentially, the Department of Energy will look at “critical issues central to protecting the long-term reliability of the electric grid.” The […]
The nation-state is a relatively new idea — scholars generally trace it back to the 17th century. It has its flaws but has anyone come up with a better approach to world order? A nation-state enjoys sovereignty over its territory. Territories are separated by borders. Securing those borders may require barriers and controlled points of […]
It’s unfortunate that professor Jeffrey Beall has such an inaccurate view of his own university (“Beall: It’s time for regime change at the University of Colorado” Statesman May 17). Certainly it’s fair for faculty or others to criticize leadership for real or perceived problems, but we believe professor Beall missed the mark in several of […]
Colorado is leading the nation with a new policy that supports and strengthens the safety net for children. In April, Colorado became …
Measures brought before the Colorado General Assembly in this legislative session have shown that the contentious national debate on immigration has been jolting our state’s politics as well. As the federal government has shifted its policies to penalize so-called sanctuary cities and aggressively deport immigrants, we’ve seen conflicting bills introduced here on whether our state […]
As I write, Gov. John Hickenlooper is contemplating whether to call the Legislature into special session in order to pass a comprehensive transportation bill. He should do it, and give the Legislature a chance to resuscitate the transportation proposal that so narrowly failed during the regular session. Almost everyone agrees that we need to repair […]
I am so glad I was able to make Sen. Ray Kogovsek’s funeral Mass at St. Mary Help of Christians Slovenian Catholic Church in Pueblo May 5. It was Friday morning in his hometown and in the parish he grew up in. And a hometown occasion it was — a warm spring day with flowers […]
Which best describes your view of America? Everyone pays an equal share? Or, everyone pays his fair share? Both sound reasonable. One hinges on equality, the other on fairness — two principles we generally embrace.
President Bruce Benson’s stewardship of the state’s flagship university system has stalled, and neither he nor his massive administration is articulating a clear vision or mission for CU. The university system has strayed from its role as the state’s flagship university and increasingly resembles a profit-seeking enterprise.
Editor: The BRIDGE Act, introduced by a group of bipartisan senators, was written to maintain the legal status of 750,000 DACA recipients. These Dreamers are …