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  • EDITORIAL: Democrats concoct charges, create condemnation in a can

    Published: Tue, Aug 19, 2014

    Ham sandwiches, biased reporting and political desperation. Mix them together to get the political prosecution of Texas Gov. Rick Perry and, by association, his Republican colleagues. Left-wing activists want big returns on this concocted dilemma, even in Colorado's gubernatorial race...

  • EDITORIAL: Taxpayer funds misused to monopolize state tourism

    The Gazette editorial
    Updated: Mon, Aug 18, 2014

    A development planned near Denver International Airport will come at enormous cost to Colorado Springs and the rest of the state. The Gaylord Rockies hotel and conference center, a taxpayer-funded scheme to benefit one for-profit developer, will keep Colorado tourists from getting...

  • Gen. William Shelton to be commended for guidance of U.S. Space Command at Peterson Air Force Base

    Published: Sat, Aug 16, 2014

    A historic change of command took place Friday at Air Force Space Command at Peterson Air Force Base. Gen. William Shelton, who redesigned our government's role in space, retired and helped usher in his deputy, Lt. Gen. John Hyten, to replace him. Shelton plans to retire in Colorado...

  • Editorial: Marijuana on ballot will be detriment to local emerging generations

    The Gazette
    Updated: Fri, Aug 15, 2014

    Parents don't need reports and studies to know what's obvious. State legalization of recreational marijuana has increased use among teens. Keeping children off the drug has become increasingly difficult. It's more widely available than ever, and children no longer fear any serious...

  • Robin Williams set example with his connection to troops

    Updated: Wed, Aug 13, 2014

    Robin Williams had deep Colorado connections. In Boulder, people are leaving makeshift memorials along the white picket fence in front of the "Mork & Mindy" house on Mapleton Hill. The home represents a Hollywood version of Williams that will live on for generations in memories,...

  • EDITORIAL: AFA superintendent will not tolerate a dishonorable few

    Published: Wed, Aug 13, 2014

    Even at a high echelon of academe, where top professors teach our country's future leaders, humans can defy moral, legal and acceptable behavior. Where thousands of young people begin their adult lives, unthinkable problems will arise. The prestigious United States Air Force Academy...

  • EDITORIAL: Governor's behavior raises concerns about leadership

    The Gazette editorial
    Updated: Mon, Aug 11, 2014

    Gov. John Hickenlooper is friendly. He brews good beer. He has a drinking problem. As in, he drank a glass of fracking fluid and annoyed anti-fracking activists who are certain such liquids kill. Likability goes far in politics, but it can't overcome substantial and growing...

  • EDITORIAL: Anti-fracking initiatives were efforts to abuse democracy

    The Gazette editorial
    Updated: Mon, Aug 11, 2014

    "Democracy" - a term overused and misused - is not a harmless, patriotic concept. In Boulder, protesters confronted U.S. Rep. Jared Polis with signs that said "sellout," "shame," "Jared betrayed us," and Jared harmed "democracy." They're angry about a deal he made to keep...

  • EDITORIAL: After compromise, continue protecting energy production

    The Gazette editorial
    Published: Tue, Aug 5, 2014

    In a compromise certain to help a governor and senator sleep at night, two ballot measures - possibly four - will not appear on November's ballot. It means multimillion-dollar ad campaigns will not barrage Coloradans in their living rooms this fall, telling them the pros and cons of...

  • EDITORIAL: E-cigaretters put us one step closer to perfect world

    Published: Mon, Aug 4, 2014

    Innovation solves problems. As such, electronic cigarettes give smokers and non-smokers a tiny chance to unite - if non-smokers will allow it. Cigarettes are addictive, lethal, annoying and burdensome to smokers and non-smokers alike. That's why society has banned them from most...

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