Commentaries

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Real question: Will DIA work?

Denver International Airport is suddenly national news. It’s late opening. At $3 billion and counting, it’s over budget. The high-tech baggage system isn’t working. Surface transportation to the new facility is inadequate. Questions are being raised about financial and project management. And with its progenitor sitting as US transpotation secretary, the land sharks are circling.…

Vouchers can fix the system

No issue on the Nov. 3 ballot is more important for Colorado’s future than Amendment 7 to create vouchers for school choice. Reason: Public schools are in trouble. They are not performing. Colorado Governor Roy Romer and the National Governor’s Association have been leaders nationally in documenting the extent to which public schools are failing…

When recession didn’t happen

“Shocking.” “The government is cooking the books.” These are among comments heard from business leaders and economic observers when last week’s report on the gross national product “failed” to signal a recession. When the U.S. Department of Commerce pegged GNP growth at 1.8% for the third quarter, you might have thought analysts and commentators would…