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  • EDITORIAL: Fiorina doesn't mince words

    The Gazette editorial
    Published: Wed, Jul 29, 2015

    Republicans looking for an unapologetic firebrand - a candidate who speaks with Reagan-like conviction - should pay attention to former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina. She handles the media like no others in the race. Mention "abortion" and Republicans typically run for cover. They...

  • EDITORIAL: Regulate driving while stoned

    The Gazette editorial
    Published: Tue, Jul 28, 2015

    Rational adults know the dangers of driving under the influence of alcohol. It stands to reason that anyone driving a vehicle should be clean and sober. But debate continues regarding the dangers of driving under the influence of THC - the psychoactive ingredient in marijuana...

  • Upward climb for tourism good news for the Springs

    By name newspaper -
    Published: Tue, Jul 28, 2015

    Despite the abundance of bad weather this past year, tourism in Colorado Springs has been doing fairly well. Year to date, lodgers, campgrounds and automobile rental tax (LART) receipts are up by 14.53 percent and Chelsey Offutt, director of communications at the Colorado Springs...

  • EDITORIAL: 'Colorado Wants You,' Pentagon

    The Gazette
    Updated: Mon, Jul 27, 2015

    From this point forward, Coloradans should make all reasonable efforts to protect the military's access to Colorado's unique terrain. Our natural assets are probably a factor in the Pentagon's decision this month to spare Fort Carson any immediate and devastating personnel cuts....

  • EDITORIAL: GOP should focus on the Springs

    The Gazette editorial
    Updated: Mon, Jul 27, 2015

    Republican presidential candidates should make Colorado Springs a prime focus of their campaigns heading into the 2016 election. Come here, linger and campaign. The road to winning Colorado begins at the base of Pikes Peak - America's most famous mountain. Beloved by tens of...

  • EDITORIAL: First Amendment Defense Act deserves a vote

    The Gazette
    Published: Mon, Jul 27, 2015

    On June 17, Rep. Raul Labrador and Sen. Mike Lee introduced the First Amendment Defense Act in the House and Senate, respectively. Though the bill was introduced before the decision by the Supreme Court on same-sex marriage in Obergefell v. Hodges, it is a response to the recent...

  • EDITORIAL: Mayor Suthers off to a running start

    The Gazette editorial
    Updated: Fri, Jul 24, 2015

    Colorado Springs Mayor John Suthers met with The Gazette's editorial board Thursday, on his 51st day in office, and left no doubt this community is on the fast track to a new level of success. He has wasted no time improving the local political environment, proposing transportation and...

  • EDITORIAL: Deal with Iran has some major risks

    The Gazette
    Published: Wed, Jul 22, 2015

    On Sept. 30, 1938, British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain signed the infamous Munich Agreement along with French Prime Minister Edouard Daladier and German Führer Adolf Hitler. The pact ceded Sudetenland to Germany and forced Czechoslovakia to evacuate the ceded territory,...

  • EDITORIAL: New HUD rule well-intentioned but questionable

    The Gazette
    Published: Mon, Jul 20, 2015

    On July 8, Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julián Castro announced a final rule that seeks to equip and require federal grant recipients to reduce historical segregation. The rule, known as Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing, may be founded on good intentions, but those...

  • EDITORIAL: Planned Parenthood video shows commodification of death

    The Gazette editorial
    Published: Fri, Jul 17, 2015

    In 2013, the criminal trial of Kermit Gosnell and his abortion "house of horrors" shocked the nation. For years, state inspectors had overlooked numerous egregious violations at Gosnell's Philadelphia facility - it was a sanitary disaster, he was killing already-delivered babies and it...

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