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  • Lawful solution must be found for immigration

    Darryl L. Glenn
    Published: Thu, Nov 27, 2014

    President Barack Obama violated the law last week with the full encouragement of Colorado Sen. Michael Bennet. He signed an executive order that circumvents Congress and establishes amnesty for millions of illegal immigrants by fiat. He did so without regard for checks and balances...

  • GUEST COLUMN: Re-Crowning Pikes Peak: Nine principles for success

    Published: Tue, Nov 25, 2014

    A once in a lifetime opportunity is at hand to redesign and replace the Summit House on top of "Pikes Peak - America's Mountain." When the Summit House was built 50 years ago, more "utilitarian" objectives ruled, such that shelter, curios and food, especially the famous "donuts," were...

  • GUEST COLUMN: Strip away the power of public school monopoly

    Steve Schuck
    Published: Sun, Nov 23, 2014

    Last week, The Gazette printed two interesting letters. One appeared on Nov. 14 from Frank Case, a self-identified public school teacher who wrote in opposition to teachers being paid on the basis of the performance of their students, defending what he characterized as a socialistic...

  • GUEST COLUMN: Why are there so few arrests for marijuana violations?

    David W. Murray and John P. Walters
    Updated: Fri, Nov 21, 2014

     *   RAND: “In no Western country is a user at much risk of being criminally penalized for using marijuana.”  *   Arrests for marijuana are actually far fewer than the rates for other drugs would indicate.  *   One arrest for 34,000 joints...

  • GUEST COLUMN: Support humanely raised local food

    Eric Swafford
    Published: Fri, Nov 21, 2014

    This morning, I pulled up to the barn that sits high on one of the many rolling hills of our family farm. I thought just how lucky I was that fall was finally here and I was able to look out over the same couple of hundred acres that my great-great grandfather did and see those new...

  • GUEST COLUMN: The moral case for fossil fuels

    Alex Epstein
    Published: Thu, Nov 20, 2014

    Here's a question for Coloradans to ponder: Is it good that your state generates 88 percent of its electricity from fossil fuels? I'd wager that most of you would say no. So would many of the politicians and bureaucrats directing America's energy policy. This was on full display this...

  • Caregivers of those 
with Alzheimer's 
overlook a key ally

    Amy Tucci
    Published: Wed, Nov 19, 2014

    The recent death of Tom Magliozzi, co-host of NPR's popular show "Car Talk," from complications of Alzheimer's disease is a reminder that dementia is a terminal illness. While Alzheimer's is just one type of dementia, it accounts for at least 
60 percent to 80 percent of all dementia...

  • FAGIN: Net neutrality is nothing new

    Published: Thu, Nov 13, 2014

    Once again, "net neutrality" is bouncing around the blogosphere. Just this week, President Barack Obama called for the FTC to regulate Internet service providers like telephone companies, citing concerns about ISPs "picking winners and losers in the online marketplace." Nobody, to my...

  • GUEST COLUMN: Under-appreciated assets must not be ignored

    Alex Johnson
    Published: Wed, Nov 12, 2014

    Now that the elections have been settled at the state level, the people of Colorado Springs ought to begin focusing their attention on the April municipal election, at which time we, the voters, will choose a new mayor and members of the City Council. As an engaged citizen, I have...

  • GUEST OPINION: Ask a veteran to tell you his story

    By Bentley Rayburn
    Published: Tue, Nov 11, 2014

    My father was quite a man. He was an Army chaplain during the last days of WWII serving in an artillery unit fighting their way across Germany. He kept his reserve commission after the war and was a pastor in Wheaton, Ill., when the Korean War broke out. Though a reservist, he was...