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  • Editorial: Why Udall-Obama is losing

    The Gazette editorial
    Updated: 23 hr ago

    First lady Michelle Obama had great advice when she showed up in Denver on Thursday to campaign for U.S. Sen. Mark Udall. Mrs. Obama told Coloradans to exercise a sacred civic duty. "Get everyone you know to vote," she said. "Everybody knows somebody who's sitting on the couch right...

  • EDITORIAL: One of Detroit's lessons: Use public money for basics first

    The Washington Examiner
    Published: Tue, Oct 21, 2014

    The city of Detroit agreed this week to raze the Joe Louis Arena, the home of the Red Wings hockey team, and hand the land over to one of its corporate creditors in order to satisfy a small portion of a $1 billion debt. The move brings the Motor City closer to resolving its June 23,...

  • EDITORIAL: Deadspin owes Corey Gardner a better apology

    The Gazette
    Updated: Sun, Oct 19, 2014

    Deadspin? Ever heard of it? Maybe, maybe not. Deadspin is a sports website owned by Gawker Media that launched in September 2005. As of February 2010, the site had attracted over 462 million views and is known for exposing errors in the media. Now it has made its own major mistake....

  • EDITORIAL: Merrifield bad for the Springs

    The Gazette
    Published: Sun, Oct 19, 2014

    When voting, and talking with friends and neighbors, consider the ramifications of a giant step backward. Remember the recent era when an extreme ideologue represented Senate District 11. 
Ponder whether it is wise to elect someone even more extreme and doctrinaire than former Senate...

  • ENDORSEMENT: Vote 'yes' on parks

    The Gazette editorial
    Updated: Fri, Oct 17, 2014

    Nearly everyone benefits from an abundant array of well-maintained parks, trails and open spaces, which are notoriously expensive to procure and maintain. With El Paso County ballot measure 1A, county commissioners ask voters for permission to keep just over $2 million that would...

  • ENDORSEMENT: Gazette endorses Bob Beauprez

    The Gazette Editorial
    Updated: Thu, Oct 16, 2014

    Colorado needs strong and decisive leadership at the top, which means it's time to elect Bob Beauprez as governor. It was not an easy decision for The Gazette's editorial board to advocate replacing Gov. John Hickenlooper. He is a good and affable man who has always availed himself...

  • Despite efforts, the IRS can't 
provide freedom from religion

    Published: Wed, Oct 15, 2014

    The IRS was caught red-handed last year trying to obstruct anti-abortion groups, tea party organizations and others - mostly conservatives - who wanted to communicate and influence policy. It was the federal government enacting prior restraint of religious and political speech, which...

  • EDITORIAL: Prop. 104 will open the smoke-filled room

    The Gazette editorial
    Updated: Tue, Oct 14, 2014

    The public's business should not be conducted in private, behind closed doors. Sometimes it is, and Proposition 104 would fix a big part of the problem. It deserves to win in a landslide. Quite simply, the measure would strengthen Colorado's relatively weak open meetings laws to...

  • Editorial: 'War on women' backfires on Udall

    The Gazette editorial
    Updated: Sun, Oct 12, 2014

    A strange thing happened Friday. The daily barrage of social issues press memos from the campaign to re-elect Colorado Sen. Mark Udall came to a halt. Instead, all we received was a presser about Udall supporting "Colorado Sportsmen." Maybe Udall finally gets it. Few believe the...

  • ENDORSEMENT: Elect George Leing to replace Polis

    The Gazette editorial
    Published: Sat, Oct 11, 2014

    We didn't think Colorado's 2nd Congressional District was up for grabs - until we met George Leing. The Gazette's editorial board hopes voters in the district will elect him to replace Rep. Jared Polis, a Boulder Democrat who has become the single-biggest threat to opportunities...