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  • EDITORIAL: DOJ could help neighbors we burden with marijuana

    The Gazette editorial
    Updated: 22 hr ago

    A weird lawsuit filed in the Supreme Court of the United States against Colorado only formalizes what we know. Colorado's marijuana free-for-all is a burden to our neighbors. We grow and sell some of the most potent pot in the world and it crosses into other states as dealers and drug...

  • EDITORIAL: Another great cop saves another life

    The Gazette editorial
    Published: Fri, Dec 19, 2014

    Another day, another hero emerges from the ranks of the Colorado Springs Police Department. We hear a lot about police officers harming or killing suspects during confrontations. Often an officer-involved killing becomes national news and a significant chapter in history. Eric Garner...

  • EDITORIAL: Education should be the region's brand

    The Gazette editorial
    Updated: Thu, Dec 18, 2014

    In an oddly high-profile conflict involving a simple Twitter exchange, one of the Pikes Peak region's finest craft brewers insulted Colorado Springs. He wrote: "I've pretty much accepted the education level of the city," suggesting the population is stupider than other, more...

  • EDITORIAL: Mayor Bach overhauled broken bureaucracy

    The Gazette editorial
    Updated: Tue, Dec 16, 2014

    It's official. Mayor Steve Bach will not seek re-election. His replacement will have a tough act to follow. Bach, elected as the first person to lead a new "strong-mayor" form of governance, walked into a mess. The city had been run by a part-time executive branch of government with...

  • EDITORIAL: Don't get too self-righteous opposing torture

    The Gazette editorial
    Published: Sun, Dec 14, 2014

    Colorado's outgoing Sen. Mark Udall helped renew the country's longstanding debate about the morality of torture. Oddly, what may be the senator's most defining moment comes at the end of his one-term career. Udall was sharply critical of the CIA after winning a long-fought battle for...

  • EDITORIAL: Gruber should apologize for actions, not words

    The Gazette editorial
    Published: Fri, Dec 12, 2014

    Obamacare architect Jonathan Gruber is awesome. Americans suffering from Obamacare don't owe him forgiveness for his words. We owe him gratitude. Sometimes it is not the thought that counts most. It is the result. Gruber spent much of a four-hour congressional hearing Tuesday...

  • EDITORIAL: Council undermines will of voters

    The Gazette editorial
    Updated: Thu, Dec 11, 2014

    An insatiable lust for power is driving the city's legislative branch to undo the will of voters. Tuesday's City Council meeting provided the latest assault on the executive mayor form of government voters overwhelmingly chose in 2010. Mark Twain warned about legislative excess...

  • EDITORIAL: Council considers another crotchety plan

    The Gazette editorial
    Published: Mon, Dec 8, 2014

    The City Council will consider an ordinance Tuesday so extreme it will further reduce the chance of Colorado Springs achieving prosperity and keeping up with other Front Range cities going forward. The doctrinaire proposal originated with former City Councilman and political showman...

  • EDITORIAL: City Council gives lame stormwater excuse

    The Gazette editorial
    Updated: Sun, Dec 7, 2014

    Jan Martin was a shrewd politician. Voters had elected a new majority to the City Council in the spring of 2013. So, two weeks before they were sworn in, the councilwoman helped shove through the process a solar expansion program incoming members did not want. When new members undid...

  • EDITORIAL: Student protester should find a better way

    The Gazette editorial
    Published: Fri, Dec 5, 2014

    We don't buy it. Hundreds of Denver high school students did not suddenly cop social consciences about police tactics in New York and suburban St. Louis. Not one of them was there to witness the deaths of Michael Brown in Missouri or Eric Garner in New York. Perhaps they're just...

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