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  • EDITORIAL: Spock took us to strange new worlds

    The Gazette editorial
    Updated: 9 hr ago

    Television star Leonard Nimoy, of "Star Trek" fame, died Friday at the age of 83, after a battle with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. "Star Trek," the TV series, lasted only from 1966-69 - three short years that would come to define a cultural movement that has spanned...

  • EDITORIAL: CPAC showcases GOP governors

    The Gazette editorial
    Published: Sun, Mar 1, 2015

    If Republicans want to elect a president in 2016, they might be wise to nominate a governor. The presidency is, after all, the executive branch of government. CPAC 2016, south of Washington, D.C., in National Harbor, Md., showcased an impressive cast of Republicans last week who all...

  • EDITORIAL: During rest of term, Obama will serve as President No

    Published: Sat, Feb 28, 2015

    As he enters the final phase of his term in office, President Barack Obama now has a mostly negative role in the governing process. His suggestions for transformative policy changes are nearly irrelevant now that his party has squandered the firm control of Congress it enjoyed in 2009....

  • EDITORIAL: Conservatives strike positive vibe

    The Gazette editorial
    Updated: Sat, Feb 28, 2015

    "Run Scott run, run Scott run." So went the mantra at CPAC Thursday evening as Gov. Scott Walker, R-Wis., completed a speech that frequently brought a crowd of thousands to their feet. If he's the current rock star of the right, it's because he has governed in a manner that has made...

  • EDITORIAL: President kills jobs with his pen

    The Gazette editorial
    Updated: Thu, Feb 26, 2015

    With the stroke of a pen Tuesday, President Barack Obama removed any doubt we have a left-wing ideologue running the executive branch of government. Siding with global warming activists, by vetoing the Keystone XL pipeline, the president signed away up to 42,000 good jobs and...

  • EDITORIAL: Water parks part of local resurgence

    The Gazette editorial
    Published: Thu, Feb 26, 2015

    We're on the verge of an economic renaissance few could have predicted a year ago for Colorado Springs. Things are looking so hot that recent announcements of two indoor water parks on the city's north side almost get lost in the mix. Oh, we know what the naysayers think. Water parks...

  • ENDORSEMENT: John Suthers can make good city great

    The Gazette editorial
    Updated: Sun, Feb 22, 2015

    All four major candidates in the Colorado Springs mayoral election care deeply about this community. Each could probably carry out the task. In a field of strong candidates, one stands high above the rest. We are fortunate to have former Colorado Attorney General John Suthers asking...

  • EDITORIAL: Protect kids from pot-infused candy

    The Gazette editorial
    Updated: Thu, Feb 19, 2015

    It is heart-wrenching to visualize a toddler in the emergency room for mistaking marijuana food with an innocent helping of cinnamon bears. So we respectfully ask state Sen. Owen Hill to stop messing around with a popular law intended to protect children. He is better than this....

  • EDITORIAL: Keystone is latest battle in left's war on the poor

    The Gazette editorial
    Published: Wed, Feb 18, 2015

    President Barack Obama's looming veto of the Keystone XL Pipeline should become a pivotal moment in American politics. It should mark the day when left-wing politicians lose their reputation as defenders of the middle class and poor against the powerful and rich. If conservatives are...

  • EDITORIAL: Scholars rank Obama among worst presidents

    The Gazette editorial
    Published: Wed, Feb 18, 2015

    He's smart, articulate and by all appearances a loyal husband and father. Yet, President Barack Obama may rank among history's worst presidents. That's not our opinion. Rather, it is the finding of a survey by the Brookings Institution - a liberal-centrist organization ranked by the...

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