Sound Off: The Denver Post opinion newsletter: June 19, 2017


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The weekly newsletter of The Denver Post’s opinion pages.

Steve Sack, (Minneapolis) Star Tribune

This is The Denver Post’s Sound Off newsletter. Every Monday, we deliver to your inbox a roundup of what we’ve been publishing on the opinion pages over the past week, including both print and online. That includes Denver Post editorials, op-ed columns by Post columnists like Chuck Plunkett and Megan Schrader as well as nationally syndicated columnists like George F. Will and Garrison Keillor, plus guest commentaries, letters to the editor and editorial cartoons.

Perspective

First, a summary of what was in our Sunday Perspective section yesterday:

War with China? Albert R. Hunt recommended reading Graham Allison’s “Destined for War: Can American and China escape Thucydides’s Trap?” and warned: “It’s going to scare the hell out of you.”

Rocky Flats refuge: Vincent Carroll questioned critics who believe the Rocky Flats National Wildlife Refuge should be shuttered to the public for all time, despite the fact that a staggering number of air, water and soil samples show it’s completely safe.

Google in the schools: Bloomberg View’s Cathy O’Neil argued that blindly trusting the technology industry is no way to improve our educational system. Although they undoubtedly mean well, we should demand more accountability.

Packed like sardines: Washington Post food critic Tom Sietsema bemoaned restaurants cramming tables — and therefore customers — too close to one another, which he considers a loathsome trend.

Wake-up call for pot regulators: In its Sunday editorial, the editorial board warned that Colorado’s efforts to ensure that our legal cannabis industry remains above suspicion of black market shenanigans have taken a major hit.

Letters to the editor: On the letters page, Denver Post readers tackled several issues. Here are several of their letters:

Examining single-payer health care and “Medicare for all” (4 letters)

Source:: The Denver Post

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