• EDITORIAL: CPAC showcases GOP governors

    The Gazette editorial
    Published: Sun, Mar 1, 2015

    If Republicans want to elect a president in 2016, they might be wise to nominate a governor. The presidency is, after all, the executive branch of government. CPAC 2016, south of Washington, D.C., in National Harbor, Md., showcased an impressive cast of Republicans last week who all...

  • GUEST COLUMN: Charitable giving

    by Gene A. Budig and Alan Heaps Guest columnists -
    Published: Sun, Mar 1, 2015

    We continue to receive good news about the economy. But one part of the story has not received the attention it deserves. That part is charitable giving. The year 2007 set a record high for contributions. But the recession brought the trend to a halt. In 2008, charitable giving...

  • GUEST COLUMN: Colorado legislature takes a stand for military voters

    Dan Nordberg
    Published: Sun, Mar 1, 2015

    Our country's military men and women serving overseas should have the same rights and privileges that we enjoy stateside. One of those fundamental rights is the right to vote in our republican system. A bill I'm sponsoring this year in the House of Representatives, HB 1130, ensures...

  • EDITORIAL: During rest of term, Obama will serve as President No

    Published: Sat, Feb 28, 2015

    As he enters the final phase of his term in office, President Barack Obama now has a mostly negative role in the governing process. His suggestions for transformative policy changes are nearly irrelevant now that his party has squandered the firm control of Congress it enjoyed in 2009....

  • EDITORIAL: Conservatives strike positive vibe

    The Gazette editorial
    Updated: Sat, Feb 28, 2015

    "Run Scott run, run Scott run." So went the mantra at CPAC Thursday evening as Gov. Scott Walker, R-Wis., completed a speech that frequently brought a crowd of thousands to their feet. If he's the current rock star of the right, it's because he has governed in a manner that has made...

  • GUEST COLUMN: The state of Colorado's 5th Congressional District

    Doug Lamborn
    Updated: Fri, Feb 27, 2015

    We stand poised to make incredible progress this year. Colorado Springs continues to rapidly expand in many areas. New defense companies are spinning off in our direction, new nonprofit organizations and churches are starting up, property groups are acquiring more land for business...

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