• GUEST COLUMN: Concern and support for fellow human beings

    Guest column
    Published: Sun, May 10, 2015

    We are a group of Anglo-American people ("white," if you prefer). We write to express our concern and support for our sister and brother human beings who are African-American (more often called "black" by most in our society). We respectfully request all "whites" who are willing to...

  • EDITORIAL: Don't normalize using marijuana

    The Washington Examiner
    Published: Sun, May 10, 2015

    States are challenging the supremacy of federal law on drug policy, so the Drug Enforcement Agency is likely to be confronted increasingly with petitions to remove marijuana from Schedule One of the Controlled Substances Act - the drugs that have "no accepted medical use." Whatever...

  • EDITORIAL: CEOs don't like our pot law

    The Gazette editorial
    Updated: Sat, May 9, 2015

    If we want economic development in Colorado - meaning good new jobs - we need to have a high reputation among corporate executives throughout the country. These are the men and women who decide whether to relocate or expand into Colorado Springs, Denver and other parts of the state....

  • LETTERS: Just cultural intolerance; infrastructure maintenance

    Letters
    Published: Sat, May 9, 2015

    Just cultural intolerance Thank you, Tom Mooney, for providing my family material for a dinner discussion on irony and tolerance. Evidently, "When an American Christian business owner refuse to bake a wedding cake for a gay customer, that is just cultural intolerance." However, it...

  • EDITORIAL: Law will improve school testing

    The Gazette editorial
    Updated: Fri, May 8, 2015

    If one word best summarizes the 2015 session of the Colorado Legislature it is "testing." The House and Senate wrestled with multiple bills to address growing parent concerns about excessive state-mandated evaluations designed to hold teachers accountable and maintain minimal...

  • LETTERS: Who's watching the watchers?; honoring motherhood

    Letters
    Published: Fri, May 8, 2015

    Who's watching the watchers? Here we go again, first we hear that the veterans hospital administrators are cooking the books to look like they are doing a better job than they really were, and what happens to them? Nothing or hardly anything. After years of our veterans getting no...

  • EDITORIAL: Fractivists threaten the poor

    The Gazette editorial
    Updated: Thu, May 7, 2015

    Anti-fracking crusaders claim they fight for minorities and the poor. They clearly do the opposite. On the legislature's last day of the 2015 session, Coloradans Against Fracking set up a mock classroom on the Capitol steps and placed dunce caps on figures portraying Democratic Gov....

  • LETTERS: Situation is a "dream deferred;" Extremely flawed testing system

    By name newspaper -
    Published: Thu, May 7, 2015

    Situation is "a dream deferred" The two sides of the political spectrum will use the Baltimore riots for their own agenda. On the right, we will be reminded that inner-city societies are lawless and dangerous; kept at bay by vigilant law enforcement. On the left, we will hear about...

  • FAGIN: Fundamentals of free speech

    BARRY FAGIN
    Published: Thu, May 7, 2015

    What do outrage at depictions of Muhammad, protests against gay marriage, and demands to be reseated on an airplane all have in common? Quite a lot, actually. A few weeks ago, the New York Times reported that flights from New York to Israel are frequently delayed due to the refusal...

  • LETTERS: While we were sleeping; disappointed with business

    Letters
    Published: Wed, May 6, 2015

    Thanks to the IRS I often hear people complain about the IRS - and the Republican Party has had a vendetta out on it for years. I just wanted to mention that, for the past two years in a row, while processing my tax return, the IRS has spotted errors in my favor and increased my...

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