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Letters: Quit using scare tactics when it comes to Alito’s draft

Needlessly and falsely scare people and incite outrage — repealing Roe will not ban abortion but will subject this divisive issue to each state’s voters, rather than nine unelected justices, … → Read More

Opinion: Exploring magic mushrooms — Do we need more ways to legally abuse drugs?

Dough Friednash tells us these drugs aren’t deadly, so it’s all good. Oh sure, maybe more people will be driving under the influence, more parents getting high while their kids work on homework, et… → Read More

Letters: Seeking safety, enforcement on public transportation

Seeking safety, enforcement on public transportation -- The lawlessness of light rail and Union Station has caused me to choose alternatives to RTD (Regional Transportation of Druggies). It’s already a crime scene, but I can’t help think drug-related crime is close behind. → Read More

Letters: Is Colorado’s judiciary in need of reform?

Is Colorado’s judiciary in need of reform? Re: “Colorado’s judges need more oversight and sometimes ouster,” Jan. 30 commentary → Read More

Coloradans ask for crime prevention

The current crime wave must be addressed including the increased homicides in Denver and Aurora. → Read More

Mask mandate? A little too much face time for some readers at National Western Stock Show

A little too much face time at National Western Stock Show for those who wanted the mask mandate enforced. → Read More

Rep. Boebert should know that vaccinated soldiers are critical for national security

Vaccinated soldiers are critical for national security Re: “Democrats tried to pass a woke defense bill,” Dec. 29 commentary → Read More

Aguilera-Mederos killed my husband. Let’s not forget that life-sentence in this debate.

Two years ago, my husband was killed in a truck crash. The crash was no “accident” and entirely preventable. Lost in the national conversation around the driver’s sentence is any effort to understand the experience of the actual victims. → Read More

Consulate official responds to reader’s letter: Elgin’s stolen antiquities must be returned to Greece

Elgin’s stolen antiquities must be returned to Greece Re: “Thank goodness for the DAM and the Mayers,” Oct. 31 letter to the editor → Read More

Denver Post letter writer urges unity: “political party shouldn’t define us”

Politics aside: Party shouldn’t define us The biggest mistake Americans can make today is identifying themselves by political party. We should instead choose issues that need action, and seek consensus to make improvements, even if they are incremental. Party identification creates an “us vs. them” mindset where everyone loses. → Read More

Respect wild animals, or protect the lands from feral animals?

Respect wild animals and let them live in peace Re: “State pressure stops BLM’s wild horse roundup early,” Sept. 16 news story → Read More

Letters: Abortion battle in Texas crosses state lines

Abortion battle in Texas crosses state lines The recent law that essentially bans abortions in Texas demands a discussion of the term “pro-life,” which typically means anti-abortion. → Read More

Opinion: Denver Post readers address blame for the tragedy in Afghanistan

“With all of the words written recently about Afghanistan, not one thing I have seen has identified the source of this vast screw-up or the person responsible … the original decision to… → Read More

Opinion: Colorado pediatricians beg students and teachers to wear masks

Without masks, the delta variant could cause frequent absences from school and possibly the necessary pivot to distance learning, thus eliminating any opportunity for the interactions everyone craves after a virtual 2020 school year. → Read More

Opinion: As a 91-year-old survivor of Amache, a National Historic Site would give me hope

I was 11 years old in 1942 when my family was forced to leave our farm in Northern California and imprisoned at Amache for three years until the war was over. → Read More

Weighing in on Rep. Lauren Boebert’s representation

Rep. Lauren Boebert’s outspoken manner brings controversy with her representation of Western Colorado, raising the ire of many across the state; while others admire her willingness to speak her mind → Read More

Are we doing enough — or too much — for the growing homeless population?

Are we doing enough -- or too much -- for the growing homeless population in the metro Denver area? Tax dollars and private contributions add up but encampments persist → Read More

Education in Colorado needs more funding, but don't take more away from public schools

Yes, education needs more funding, but don't take more away from public schools → Read More

Critical race theory: a necessary debate in schools, or a generator of resentment?

The effects of teaching critical race theory Re: “The misunderstanding of critical race theory,” June 22 commentary → Read More

Letters: Common sense must be used in policing debate (5/29-30/21)

Some recommendations in debate to reform policing, including Denver’s Task Force on Policing, shows a lack of understanding of policing principles and may create further harm to citizens and police alike. This problem may have been remedied had experienced officers been able to actively participate in the proposal process. → Read More