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  • EDITORIAL: Council should form long-term strategy for eliminating fees

    The Gazette editorial
    Published: Tue, Jul 22, 2014

    City government’s executive and legislative branches are grappling with the best way to eliminate fees imposed on businesses. Most agree the fees should go, but the devil’s in the details. The reason they should go seems obvious. If society wants less of an activity, it has the...

  • EDITORIAL: Stars at summit inspire hopes of another Reagan Revolution

    The Gazette editorial
    Published: Sun, Jul 20, 2014

    Conservatives, do not despair. Genuine change may be on the way. That's the message repeated by speakers this weekend at the Western Conservative Summit in Denver, where the conservative movement of Ronald Reagan appeared alive and prepared for resurgence. The Republican bench is...

  • EDITORIAL: United Way redirects to help children from cradle to career

    The Gazette editorial
    Published: Thu, Jul 17, 2014

    Ours is a culture of growing dependence, with politicians delighting in promises of free food, government incomes, housing and health care. While some individuals cannot do for themselves, and must depend on the collective, the most fortunate among us provide for themselves and others....

  • EDITORIAL: Gay marriage advocate Polis should not oppose fracking

    The Gazette editorial
    Updated: Wed, Jul 16, 2014

    Same-sex marriage and fracking share two factors: U.S. Rep. Jared Polis and the 14th Amendment. The equation reveals the congressman's hypocrisy. Voters attempted to regulate same-sex marriage when they approved Colorado's Amendment 43 by 56 percent in 2006. As such, the Colorado...

  • EDITORIAL: Council should consider all options to help ratepayers

    The Gazette editorial
    Updated: Sun, Jul 13, 2014

    The aging, fire-damaged Drake Power Plant gets older and more obsolete. Federal regulators continue cracking down on coal plants, a sad circumstance beyond our control. The plant's operator, Colorado Springs Utilities Board of Directors, aka City Council, is mired in debt with bond...

  • EDITORIAL: Udall wants bosses involved in personal lives of women

    The Gazette editorial
    Published: Sat, Jul 12, 2014

    Sen. Mark Udall has effectively played the moderate Democrat for the past six years. He knows representing the state isn't the same as representing his old liberal congressional district in Boulder. Today, the moderate facade is gone. Udall, desperate to improve his numbers against...

  • EDITORIAL: Big City Bloomberg knows what's best for us hillbillies

    The Gazette editorial
    Updated: Fri, Jul 11, 2014

    Y'all listen up now. Colorado's full of rubes. Ask former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg. That's 'cause us-here-dumb rednecks ain't got the sense to vote as the big-city mayor done told us to. Here's how Bloomberg laid it out in an instantly infamous Rolling Stone interview...

  • EDITORIAL: Local Republicans establish business to salvage the party

    The Gazette editorial
    Published: Thu, Jul 10, 2014

    Colorado Republicans enjoyed a rare victory last year with the recall of then-State Senate President John Morse. It was almost a GOP disaster from the start. An amateur and nearly obsolete antagonist, a man who stirs up gun owners by impugning the NRA, encouraged Jaxine Bubis to run...

  • EDITORIAL: President's visit could harm Colorado's Democrats in fall

    The Gazette editorial
    Updated: Wed, Jul 9, 2014

    We miss Colorado's leading Democrats. They're so hard to find during President Barack Obama's Denver visit. Obama arrived Tuesday and will campaign for Sen. Mark Udall on Wednesday with a fundraiser. Here's the kicker: The whole thing was Ryan Call's idea. Call, chairman of...

  • EDITORIAL: Council oblivious to expert fire-prevention tip at Drake

    The Gazette editorial
    Published: Tue, Jul 8, 2014

    It's time to change the way we do business. City Council has mired our utility in a debt twice the size of its annual revenues. Doubling as the utility's board of directors, the council offered no response to the Drake Power Plant fire other than a dramatic rate increase that hurts...

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