Colorado College’s move to remote learning exposes risks of reopening

Colorado College this week shut down its campus after an outbreak of COVID-19 within half a month of students’ return to school. Now it faces the challenge of preventing its students from acting as coronavirus vectors as they return home or rent elsewhere. Leading U.S. health …

Utah, Arizona Give Cruz Chance To Be the Anti-Trump

The Big Conversation Ted Cruz rolls into today’s nominating contests in Utah and Arizona as close as he’s been this cycle to a two-man race with billionaire Donald Trump. The Tribune’s Patrick Svitek writes today, “Cruz’s campaign believes he is poised to win Utah — hopefully with more than 50 …

Switzerland couldn’t stop drug users. So it started supporting them.

The Swiss people took drastic measures to reduce the number of people dying from opioid overdose. Their approach is effective – and unorthodox. The first in a series describing how Europeans have tackled their overdose issues. By Taylor Knopf ZURICH and GENEVA, Switzerland — Today, …

What is the Swiss model of co-operation with the European Union?

“Just look at how well Switzerland is doing alongside the European Union”, argued Michael Geoghegan, the former chief executive of HSBC in a recent Financial Times article. His view is typical of the many who propose the “Swiss model” as the solution to the increasingly vexed …

Utah’s Novel Plan For Medicaid Expansion Opens Door To Spending Caps Sought By GOP

Utah this week became the 35th state to approve expanding Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act, but advocates for the poor worry its unusual financing could set a dangerous precedent and lead to millions of people losing coverage across the country. That’s because the plan includes unprecedented annual …

Website makes Colorado school data transparent but lacks context

Following a set of state laws promoting publication of school and district data, Colorado’s Department of Education has just launched a website that shares that data in a searchable, comparable format. Following a set of state laws promoting publication of school and district data, Colorado’s …