• COLUMN: Evaluating the value of political satire

    Joshua Romero
    Published: Sat, Jun 20, 2015

    The advent of television has completely transformed many industries, not least of all the news industry. Of note is that it has fostered the emergence of televised infotainment and political satire, epitomized in shows such as the "The Colbert Report" and "The Daily Show with Jon...

  • EDITORIAL: Cancel anti-Muslim pig roast

    The Gazette editorial
    Updated: Sat, Jun 20, 2015

    In the wake of tragedy, with the senseless killing of nine people in South Carolina, let's hope Friday's rumor is true. Let's hope The Infidels Motorcycle Club cancels a Saturday pig roast titled "In Defiance of the Islamic Holiday of Ramadan" - an event that only stands to promote...

  • LETTERS: Long term damage from pot; benefits of PERA

    Letters
    Published: Fri, Jun 19, 2015

    Long-term damage from pot My deepest thanks to your editorial writers for the June 17 item entitled "Legalized pot hurting our children." The editorial should draw the attention of the hordes of misguided citizens who look upon marijuana as a sort of universal curative for...

  • EDITORIAL: Pope warns of global warming

    the Gazette editorial
    Updated: Thu, Jun 18, 2015

    Respect Pope Francis and his church, but take caution with his new encyclical. Global warming could hurt the poor with hurricanes, tainted wetlands and depleted forests. That's a theory. This is fact: Energy shortages and sluggish economies - the costs of tilting at the climate change...

  • LETTERS: Freedom with consequences; trash zoning

    Letters
    Published: Thu, Jun 18, 2015

    Freedom comes with consequences The Colorado Supreme Court got it right. Employers should have the right to fire employees for smoking marijuana, regardless of whether or not they are high on the job. The Colorado Constitution is quite clear on this issue. It states, "Nothing in this...

  • LETTERS: Infrastructure will cost; possible sales tax increase

    Letters
    Published: Wed, Jun 17, 2015

    Infrastructure will cost money As a concerned citizen and longtime resident of Colorado Springs, I continue to read and hear the no-tax-increase mentality of so many Colorado Springs "anti-tax" citizens. We complain about the potholes in our roads and crumbling bridges and yet we say...

  • EDITORIAL: Consider the children

    The Gazette editorial
    Published: Wed, Jun 17, 2015

    2014 was the first year in which selling recreational marijuana became legal, and its impact is unsurprising, yet saddening. In 2014, the number of drug violations in middle schools increased by almost 200 from the previous year's 769 to come in at 951 - a 10-year high. That means the...

  • EDITORIAL: Want to smoke pot? The boss can fire you

    The Gazette editorial
    Updated: Tue, Jun 16, 2015

    Colorado pot users have no fear of federal or local law enforcement. As of this week, they might start fearing the boss. The federal government lacks resources to enforce its laws against recreational or medical marijuana. It also lacks authority to require local or state police to...

  • LETTERS: Known for drugs not beauty; more on trash service zones

    By name newspaper -
    Published: Tue, Jun 16, 2015

    Known for drugs, not beauty There has been much discussion on whether marijuana should be legalized in Colorado Springs. I am against legalizing marijuana for Colorado Springs because of the sad experience I had when returning to Colorado Springs on an airplane. One man said to me,...

  • EDITORIAL: Disappointing treatment of detainees

    The Gazette editorial
    Published: Mon, Jun 15, 2015

    A nation can be judged by how it treats its strangers, and according to a class-action lawsuit filed Monday in the U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona, the U.S. Border Patrol is failing to do that well. The lawsuit, filed on the part of three plaintiffs by the American...

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