• 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...

  • EDITORIAL: Latinos are not special interest voters

    The Gazette editorial
    Published: Wed, May 6, 2015

    Ronald Reagan and George W. Bush were the last big-name Republicans to succeed at winning substantial Hispanic support. But the GOP could make a comeback with the country's most important swing-vote demographic. Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus was in Colorado on...

  • LETTERS: Mayor Bach's legacy; welcoming a Brave New World

    Letters
    Published: Tue, May 5, 2015

    Remembering Mayor Bach's legacy While there is much talk about government in Colorado Springs, few are willing to drop into the arena of public service to battle for a positive future. Steve Bach did that for the past four years. He did what many only talk about. Ben Franklin put it...

  • LETTERS: Kind of cop we want; living on the cutting edge

    Letters
    Published: Mon, May 4, 2015

    Kind of cop we want I read the article in The Gazette about policewomen filing a complaint about physical abilities test. Specifically, I focused on Detective Terry Thrumston and I was shocked to read she was placed on limited duty and had other restrictions placed upon her. My family...

  • EDITORIAL: Videotape all arrests

    The Gazette editorial
    Updated: Sun, May 3, 2015

    After hearing charges against six Baltimore cops in the death of Freddie Gray, President Barack Obama said the right thing. "What I think the people of Baltimore want more than anything else is the truth. That's what people around the country expect," the president said. Exactly....

  • EDITORIAL: Stop 'urban renewal' abuse

    The Gazette editorial
    Updated: Sun, May 3, 2015

    Voting on taxes is sacred in Colorado. That's why we need the General Assembly to pass Senate Bill 284 in this last week of the session. At issue is an abuse of the urban blight process that feeds corruption, consumes rural landscapes and promotes costly sprawl. Despite the state...

  • GUEST COLUMN: The Road from Armenia to Auschwitz

    David Barsamian
    Published: Sun, May 3, 2015

    In an era that has benumbed us with accounts of mass murder, carpet bombings, killing fields and death camps we are hardly disposed to hear of still another horror. But hear we must. Let no genocide be forgotten. In 1915, the millennia-old Armenian people were systematically murdered...

  • GUEST COLUMN: Common Core actually increases local control

    Tyler Lawrence
    Published: Sun, May 3, 2015

    As 21st century citizens, we are consumers of information. But are we critical and educated consumers? I would say not always. There is an uproar to rid Colorado of the Common Core State Standards, but many of those crying out have not taken the time to educate themselves on the...

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