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  • GUEST COLUMN: Charitable giving

    by Gene A. Budig and Alan Heaps Guest columnists -
    Published: Sun, Mar 1, 2015

    We continue to receive good news about the economy. But one part of the story has not received the attention it deserves. That part is charitable giving. The year 2007 set a record high for contributions. But the recession brought the trend to a halt. In 2008, charitable giving...

  • GUEST COLUMN: Colorado legislature takes a stand for military voters

    Dan Nordberg
    Published: Sun, Mar 1, 2015

    Our country's military men and women serving overseas should have the same rights and privileges that we enjoy stateside. One of those fundamental rights is the right to vote in our republican system. A bill I'm sponsoring this year in the House of Representatives, HB 1130, ensures...

  • GUEST COLUMN: The state of Colorado's 5th Congressional District

    Doug Lamborn
    Updated: Fri, Feb 27, 2015

    We stand poised to make incredible progress this year. Colorado Springs continues to rapidly expand in many areas. New defense companies are spinning off in our direction, new nonprofit organizations and churches are starting up, property groups are acquiring more land for business...

  • Empower patients to control health costs

    Published: Thu, Feb 26, 2015

    While you're reading this and sipping your morning coffee, a surgeon is cutting four holes in my abdomen. I'm lying unconscious on an operating table and paid $2,500 for the privilege. An outrage, you say? Hardly. I was happy to do it. I understand it's not fashionable nowadays for...

  • GUEST COLUMN: Rebranding: Positioning a conservative message for victory

    Robert Blaha
    Published: Mon, Feb 23, 2015

    The facts are in and they are not pleasant to acknowledge or accept. Surveys, interviews and demographic trends show that the conservative message is not resonating broadly to the degree necessary for victory. Numerous groups have defected or remain unmotivated by conservatism today....

  • GUEST COLUMN: Easy access to entitlements undermines Americans' work ethic

    Mark Hillman
    Updated: Wed, Feb 18, 2015

    "Our greatest primary task is to put people to work." - Franklin D. Roosevelt, 1933. Although sometimes considered the father of the American entitlement state, FDR understood that our sense of achievement and self-sufficiency comes from our work. Forty years later, another Democrat,...

  • GUEST COLUMN: Regulate marijuana candy for the kids

    Gordon Klingenschmitt
    Updated: Tue, Feb 17, 2015

    As a newly sworn Republican state representative, I am surprised by strange alliances or conflicts on niche issues at the Capitol. Take the regulation of marijuana, for example. I didn't vote for Amendment 64, but it's in the State Constitution (for now), so I'll defend it until we...

  • GUEST COLUMN: Why a healthy food policy is essential

    Jill Gaebler
    Published: Sun, Feb 15, 2015

    Although we dearly love our cellphones and central air conditioning, there are actually very few things in this amazing world that we truly need to survive. These life-sustaining elements are the Great Trifecta of air, water and food. As we all know, policies ensuring the quantity and...

  • GUEST COLUMN: The CU-Boulder that might surprise you

    Philip DiStefano
    Published: Sun, Feb 15, 2015

    As I travel around Colorado talking with individuals and communities about the University of Colorado at Boulder, I always try to tell people one thing about CU-Boulder that will surprise them. As the state's flagship university, CU-Boulder is often in the news, and people generally...

  • FAGIN: President must admit the genie is out of the bottle

    Published: Thu, Feb 12, 2015

    I would rather live in a world where terrorists could kill my children than a world that thinks ignoring math will save them. Last month, President Barack Obama came out in favor of law enforcement having access to encrypted communications in smartphones, instant messaging...