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Goldberg: Feinstein’s handling of Kavanaugh accusation has made our politics even uglier (column)

September 20, 2018 — Editor's note: Find a cited version of this column at http://www.vaildaily.com. There are very few things I'm sure of in the latest, and worst, chapter in the Brett Kavanaugh confirmation saga. It's like a "Choose Your Own Adventure" book in which every chapter ends with

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Ramirez: Why Testing Matters (column)

September 19, 2018 — I could ask ten people on the street what they think about standardized testing, and I imagine the majority of them would express some frustration with the amount of testing kids are subjected to, and/or the high stakes tied to test scores. As educators, we

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Thomas: A history lesson on the Founding Fathers, courtesy of Brett Kavanaugh (column)

September 17, 2018 — Editor's note: Find a cited version of this column at http://www.vaildaily.com. They don't teach history, at least American history, like they did when I attended public school. That's why the recent hearings on Judge Brett Kavanaugh's nomination to become an associate justice on the U.S.

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Carnes: Monochrome, Technicolor memories of a first fall season in Vail (column)

September 17, 2018 — I'll never forget the first Rocky Mountain fall color change I was lucky enough to witness. It was the last week of September, and Ronald Reagan was just about to win his second term with a true landslide victory over Walter Mondale. Taking 525 out

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Norton: We live in an increasingly small world full of huge opportunities (column)

September 16, 2018 — As the internet and easily accessible travel options continue to make us feel like the world is getting smaller all the time, we have to remember that famous quote by Steven Wright, "It may be a small world, but I wouldn't want to paint it."

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Mazzuca: A conservative perspective on the current state of our government (column)

September 16, 2018 — It's a reality that nations across the globe act in what they believe to be their own national interests in matters of trade, immigration defense, foreign relations, etc. And this modus operandi will remain until Earth's inhabitants reject tribalism as the planet's dominant culture. It's

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Van Ens: NFL fumbles at taking a knee (column)

September 15, 2018 — Former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick stayed seated on a bench in 2016 during the "Star Spangled Banner." He used this body language to protest racial profiling and excessive, brutal police force against African-Americans. The mostly white NFL owners blew the whistle on remaining

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Qualman: Eagle County school district addressing youth mental health and suicide (column)

September 14, 2018 — It's National Suicide Prevention Week, and with school back in session, now is an important time to talk about a difficult but critical topic: youth suicide. The Healthy Kids Colorado 2017 survey revealed that nearly 1-in-4 Eagle County seventh- and eighth-graders seriously considered suicide —

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Wissot: The ‘Good Old Days’ weren’t great for everyone (column)

September 14, 2018 — The prism of time changes everything. We remember the past with the false fondness we call nostalgia. But the political slogan "Make America Great Again" begs the question, which America? And which Americans are being addressed? I recall the America of the 1950s and 1960s,

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Valk: Yale poll shows nationwide support for revenue-neutral carbon tax (column)

September 13, 2018 — With the latest polling from Yale showing that 68 percent of U.S. adults support a revenue-neutral carbon tax, Congress has historic, nationwide support to act on climate. Early last month, the Yale Program on Climate Change Communication updated its Climate Opinion Maps with data that

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Rankin: Colorado Department of Education has posted test results; how is your school doing? (column)

September 12, 2018 — School is underway, and a highlight of the August State Board of Education meeting was to review students' achievement measures from last year and to assess how teachers might move forward this year. Preliminary results from the 2018 assessments were revealed to the public in

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Eagle County Sheriff: Licensed to drive … but not like an idiot (column)

September 12, 2018 — Distance: How close is too close? Well, if you can see the white of the person's eyes behind you, it could be because they see their life flashing before them. At 75 mph, bumper-to-bumper does not get you to your destination any faster. The rule

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Goldberg: Theater of the absurd has taken over Senate with Kavanaugh hearings (column)

September 10, 2018 — Editor's note: Find a cited version of this column at http://www.vaildaily.com. Supreme Court confirmation hearings have mostly been theater for a long time. The dismaying thing about the latest episode — the Brett Kavanaugh show — is that it became the theater of the absurd.

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Carnes: Do the easily offended completely deserve to be easily offended? Yes (column)

September 10, 2018 — Whether it's politics, religion or sports, being "easily offended" is clearly the hottest gimmick in the self-righteous toolbox. And all sides use it equally. Sure, each and every one of us are guilty of it from time to time, but I'm referring to the professionally

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Norton: Don’t get so caught up in being undecided that you cannot make a decision (column)

September 9, 2018 — I don't know about you, but I certainly prefer making easy decisions as opposed to wrestling with really difficult decisions. My guess is that you agree with me. I mean, give us the easy button, right? However, I have met people who actually do like

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Wissot: Women held to different standard than men when it comes to the beauty of youth (column)

September 7, 2018 — Time is a hard taskmaster and an even stingier paymaster. There is a reason there are no 60-year-old quarterbacks in the NFL or that Floyd Mayweather Jr., the boxer, is the only man older than 40 among the 10 highest paid athletes in the world

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Nicholson: Buckle up, we’re in for a ride this election season; your vote matters (column)

September 7, 2018 — Shortly after the election of 2016, The Weekly Standard reported that 77,744 votes in three states out of a total of 136 million cast nationwide decided its outcome. The percentage difference for the victor in each of these states was razor thin: 0.7 percent in

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To our next governor: A note about water and its importance to Colorado’s economy (column)

September 6, 2018 — Editor's note: Find a cited version of this column at http://www.vaildaily.com. Dear Jared Polis and Walker Stapleton: Congratulations on your primary wins, and good luck as you enter the final stretch of your campaigns. While you venture throughout the state, we have a request: Stop.

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Giachino: Thank you to the 10th Mountain Division’s Sandy Treat from a very grateful American (column)

September 5, 2018 — Editor's note: Visit http://www.skimuseum.net for a schedule of Sandy Treat's 10th Mountain Fireside Chats. How many times can you say, "I met a legend today"? I was honored to be in the audience at the Colorado Ski & Snowboard Museum's Friday 10th Mountain Fireside Chat

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Feiger: Proposed Holy Cross power line project could jeopardize safety of Minturn residents (column)

September 4, 2018 — Editor's note: Find a cited version of this column at http://www.vaildaily.com. A Vail Daily banner headline Wednesday, July 25, read, "Wildfires spark electric idea" and then described the exact worst idea for a response to the recent wildfires in the area. The "idea" referred to

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