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  • LETTERS: Wake up America; unsure about utilities fix

    Letters
    Published: Fri, Jul 18, 2014

    Body Justify Wake up, Americans It is painful to watch the trashing of America, and it is accelerating daily. On every front, President Barack Obama is governing (if you can call it that) against everything traditionally revered by those who love this country. It is truly an "in...

  • LETTERS: Tips for a better economy; Lamborn's dance

    Letters
    Published: Thu, Jul 17, 2014

    Tips for a better economy At long last, the wars are ending and military spending will and must be cut. Always a bad time for a military town. So new sources of revenue are sought but, historically, tourism has been a poor crutch to lean on in lean times. As an oceanographer, I...

  • 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....

  • FAGIN: Can we solve the health insurance problem with more freedom?

    Barry Fagin
    Published: Thu, Jul 17, 2014

    The Supreme Court has issued its ruling in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby. I wrote about this case when it was argued (Gazette Opinion, March 27) and am pleased to report that the Supreme Court, in its Supreme Wisdom, agreed with me. Closely held for-profit companies can in fact claim...

  • 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...

  • LETTERS: A strategic plan for utilities; what immigration reform?

    Letters
    Published: Wed, Jul 16, 2014

    A strategic plan for utilities The recent fire at the Martin Drake Power Plant has demonstrated that being a producer of electricity carries a real risk, and has opened an offer from Xcel Energy to buy Colorado Springs Utilities' (CSU) electric division. While I was running for City...

  • 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...

  • GUEST COLUMN: A call for bipartisan, unified action taking on state's energy problems

    Bob Beauprez
    Published: Sun, Jul 13, 2014

    Occasionally, issues come up that transcend political affiliation, where what is right for the people of our great state trumps partisan sparring. I believe that these job-killing proposals being pushed by Rep. Jared Polis present us with one of those moments, and it is in the spirit...

  • GUEST COLUMN: Constitutional government - is it really present in our country?

    Alexander Daube
    Published: Sat, Jul 12, 2014

    If you asked average Americans if they were living under constitutional government, most would say yes. After all, our legislators all claim to obey the U.S. Constitution, and we have a Supreme Court that is supposed to uphold it. But to really answer the question, the term must first...

  • 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...

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