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Susan Knopf

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Recent articles by Susan:

Opinion | Susan Knopf: The red mirage

I am thankful that we got through this election cycle and proved history, and the analysts wrong. A lot of liars lost. American democracy won. Thank you voters! Democrats held the U.S. Senate. Unfortunately, the... → Read More

Opinion | Susan Knopf: Judges and propositions

For the record, there has never been a more important time to cast your vote. You may want to consider what’s coming, your fruits not yet harvested. The Biden infrastructure bill will improve our roads... → Read More

Opinion | Susan Knopf: Your vote counts

Your vote has never mattered more. Our nation is at risk. Democracy is on the ballot. People running for state and national office across the country, and right here in Colorado, are committed to overturning... → Read More

Opinion | Susan Knopf: Keep us safe and reelect FitzSimons

The sheriff’s election is a lot like asking why the sixth grade class president shouldn’t be the superintendent of the school district. Experience, training and community relationships are essential elements that make a great county... → Read More

Opinion | Susan Knopf: Vote green

President Biden drove through Minturn on Wednesday. He was here to sign an executive order creating the Camp Hale-Continental Divide National Monument. Creation of the 53,000-acre national monument has been the 15 year project of... → Read More

Opinion | Susan Knopf: Independent legislature theory — a storm ahead

Remember Dorothy and the Wizard of Oz? In Kansas, like in Colorado, you have to watch the sky for the weather that’s coming. Here in Colorado being in the wrong place at the wrong time... → Read More

Opinion | Susan Knopf: Let’s save lives

No one is seeking the right to kill a baby. The idea is dark and grotesque. I am consistently astounded how many so called “right to life” folks seem to have no appreciation for the... → Read More

Opinion | Susan Knopf: ‘A fight worth winning’

Democracy is on the ballot in November. It was the top of conversation when Colorado’s U.S. Senator Michael Bennet stopped by to chat with the locals at Frisco Historic Park a few weeks ago. Bennet... → Read More

Opinion | Susan Knopf: Welfare for the wealthy

I’m so sick of hearing about welfare queens and people mooching off the system. The biggest rip-offs are at the top of the economic spectrum. Some of the richest Americans pay no federal income taxes.... → Read More

Opinion | Susan Knopf: Anybody have a fire hose?

It seems to me the right wingers have taken playbook pages from a radical Islamist jihad. Salman Rushdie was attacked for writing about the Prophet Mohammed in ways that created offense. The New Yorker magazine... → Read More

Opinion | Susan Knopf: Where’s my ballot?

Woo, Woo. Flashing red light. If you live in the town of Dillon you will not be mailed a ballot for the Sept. 13 election. You will need to show up in person. I know.... → Read More

Opinion | Susan Knopf: Something sacred

It doesn’t happen every day. The last time it happened in Summit County was nearly 14 years ago. That’s the last time Synagogue of Summit welcomed a Sefer Torah to the community. Now the congregation... → Read More

Opinion | Susan Knopf: Your vote secures your freedom

As the Fourth of July fades into the rearview mirror, let’s remember what we’re celebrating: freedom. People came here for religious freedom. We shook off the shackles of English colonialism to have freedom to make... → Read More

Opinion | Susan Knopf: Vote in the June 28 Democratic primary

For the Record June 28 is Election Day. You’ve got your ballot. Now you’ve got to vote. Registered Democrats and unaffiliated voters both may cast a Democratic primary ballot. Cast your vote in one of... → Read More

Opinion | Susan Knopf: Plastics and pistols

Last weekend was county-wide clean-up day. I picked up trash in northern Silverthorne with Friends of the Lower Blue River. Current Summit County Commissioner Josh Blanchard and past county commissioner Karn Stieglemeier helped our group.... → Read More

Opinion | Susan Knopf: Doing the same thing and expecting different results is insanity

We have freedom of speech, but you can’t yell fire in a crowded theater. At 18 you have the right to vote, but you can lose that right if you are convicted of a felony. ... → Read More

Opinion | Susan Knopf: Do we really support our troops?

This is important. The president is ordering a precipitous withdrawal of our troops in Afghanistan and Iraq. I know. The only thing you are more sick of hearing about other than COVID-19 is probably Afghanistan.... → Read More

Opinion | Susan Knopf: Don’t make me laugh

Let me give you three good reasons to contribute to the Democratic Senate campaigns of Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock in Georgia. Incumbent Republican Georgia Sen. David Perdue compared the “Democratic agenda” to the failed... → Read More

Opinion | Susan Knopf: I’m sorry for our citizens

I’m sorry. I’m so sorry that so many of our citizens have been listening to Fox commentators, OAN, Newt Gingrich, Alex Jones and Rush Limbaugh. The fake, the malicious and repugnant have become more ubiquitous... → Read More

Opinion | Susan Knopf: Can we get it right this time?

We got it wrong last time. Let’s get it right this time! Vote “yes” on Proposition EE. Higher tobacco and vaping prices reduce adolescent use. Raise the price and reduce use. We get the tax... → Read More