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  • 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...

  • LETTERS: Amazing holiday experience; cell phone fascination

    Published: Thu, Dec 11, 2014

    Wonderful holiday experiences In a city widely known for its scenic beautiful, it's notable that we're also home to a diverse and thriving performing arts community that encompasses a number of organizations and programs that actively encourage, promote and train our next generation...

  • GUEST COLUMN: Conservative movement needs a makeover

    Robert Blaha
    Published: Wed, Dec 10, 2014

    The elections are over, and as conservatives we experienced victory and defeat. After an appropriate celebration, the question becomes: Where do we go from here? How do we remain relevant and escape extinction? Though we had much to celebrate after the 2014 mid-terms, we must be...

  • GUEST COLUMN: Colorado Springs Manifesto

    Gregory Olinyk
    Updated: Tue, Dec 9, 2014

    On April 6 my Gazette Guest Editorial about revitalizing our economy suddenly opened the “proverbial door” to interview and interact with a broad spectrum of our city’s leading civic, business, military and political leaders; including a majority of our City Council. Their generous...

  • GUEST COLUMN: Save Browns Canyon from its would-be saviors

    Sean Paige -
    Published: Tue, Dec 9, 2014

    One problem with most politicians is that they just don't know when to leave well-enough alone. That impulse to fix what isn't broken helps explain why so many of their "solutions" make matters worse. One prime example of this is the push by Sens. Michael Bennet and Mark Udall to...

  • LETTERS: A breathtaking photo: adults have failed our youth

    Published: Tue, Dec 9, 2014

    Ballerinas photo was breathtaking The picture "Ballerinas Awaiting Their Cue" (Gazette Dec. 6) took my breath away. It was like viewing a painting by a Dutch master. The photos in The Gazette are often outstanding. I think you should create a curated gallery of them in your downtown...

  • 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...

  • GUEST COLUMN: Illegal Drugs and Civil Rights

    David W. Murray & John P. Walters
    Updated: Sun, Dec 7, 2014

    The debate about enforcement of the drug laws has raised the question of what is required to support civil rights. Drug use is certainly an issue of social class. It victimizes the poor and vulnerable even more than it hurts the affluent, whose resources can be deployed to offset the...

  • GUEST COLUMN: The immense value of lessons learned at the USAFA

    Chad Hennings
    Published: Sun, Dec 7, 2014

    I recently learned that I am the recipient of the 2014 Walter Camp "Alumni Award." It seems like yesterday (actually 26 years ago) that I was being recognized at this same event as an All-American defensive lineman from the Air Force Academy. Reflecting back upon my experience as a...