• EDITORIAL: Uber unleases market forces

    The Gazette editorial
    Published: Mon, Jul 13, 2015

    If there is any fundamental principle about economic progress, it is best described in this phrase: creative destruction. Coined by Austrian economist Joseph Schumpeter, this term describes the reality that innovation and progress necessarily entail the discarding of archaic products...

  • EDITORIAL: THC can't help PTSD, experts say

    The Gazette editorial board
    Updated: Sun, Jul 12, 2015

    For every military veteran appearing in a Colorado public meeting to advocate for the right to use marijuana to treat post-traumatic stress disorder, mental health professionals throughout Colorado estimate they've worked with thousands whose pot use made their PTSD - and their lives...

  • EDITORIAL: No time for community apathy

    The Gazette editorial
    Published: Sun, Jul 12, 2015

    Colorado Springs, the Pikes Peak region and all of Colorado survived a scare last week when the Pentagon said Fort Carson would lose only 365 troops over the next two years in the first round of massive defense-spending cuts. We don't like losing troops and have only the best wishes...

  • LETTERS: Trump's remarks; airport's untapped potential

    Letters
    Published: Sat, Jul 11, 2015

    Trump's reprehensible remarks Bravo to chef Jose Andres for canceling plans for a restaurant in Donald Trump's new Washington hotel. Other companies are doing the same. I think they reflect what other citizens may be feeling about Trump's reprehensible remarks concerning immigrants....

  • GUEST COLUMN: Marriage should be a covenant between one man and one woman

    Amy Lathen
    Published: Sat, Jul 11, 2015

    Regardless of how one feels about gay marriage, the recent action by the Supreme Court should alarm every single, free American. Whether Christian, Muslim, Jewish, Hindu or other religion, those who do not support gay marriage will soon be forced to comply with this federal mandate,...

  • EDITORIAL: Rand Paul's pot position bad for kids

    The Gazette editorial
    Published: Fri, Jul 10, 2015

    Republicans wanting a strong presidential contender must reduce a growing crowd. They should start by pressuring Sen. Rand Paul to step aside. The Kentucky senator has shown himself a likely source of routine embarrassment and distraction. Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy approached him in...

  • LETTERS: Invitation to a dialog; truth about Islam

    Letters
    Published: Fri, Jul 10, 2015

    An invitation to a dialogue Regarding "Islam remains a contradiction," letter July 8: I appreciate the Rev. Greg Brandvold's desire to start a conversation and I recognize his sincerity in raising some tough questions about Islam and Muslims, based on his personal interpretation of...

  • EDITORIAL: Keep military assets in Colorado

    The Gazette editorial
    Published: Thu, Jul 9, 2015

    With massive national defense cuts looming, it's good to see Colorado's senators, governor and our local congressman ignoring partisan boundaries and working together to preserve the state's military assets. One passage from a report by Democratic Gov. John Hickenlooper best...

  • LETTERS: Stop new medical clinic; enforce gun laws in national parks

    Letters
    Published: Thu, Jul 9, 2015

    Stop new medical clinic The opening of a new medical clinic in the friendly town of Monument may sound like a great asset at a glance but the consequences will be ultimately damaging to this community, affecting residents and businesses. At the end of May, the local paper featured an...

  • GUEST COLUMN: Higher Energy costs will burden many Colorado families

    Dr. Charles Steele, Jr.
    Published: Wed, Jul 8, 2015

    As the president of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, I frequently travel throughout the U.S. And in my journeys, I'm quite often struck by the fact that so many families are struggling to find financial security. I find it troubling that hardworking Americans are often...

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