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  • GUEST COLUMN: Ballot Question 1B: A dishonest tax increase

    By Jeff Crank
    Published: Mon, Oct 20, 2014

    El Paso County Ballot question 1B is nothing more than a dishonest attempt to fool voters. Its shameful deception rises to the level of the misleading term-limits language of a few years ago. If you remember the term limits language that implied that a "yes" vote "limited" terms when...

  • FAGIN: Religious Right on wrong side of history

    Barry Fagin
    Published: Thu, Oct 16, 2014

    How many times have you heard the world is going to hell in a handbasket? That if this or that activity continues unabated, society as we know it will be gravely imperiled? You're not alone. Knee-jerk reactionaries have been with us throughout history. Unfortunately for them, their...

  • GUEST COLUMN: Are we crazy about our kids? Launching the Colorado Paradigm

    By Doug Price
    Published: Wed, Oct 15, 2014

    Together with United Ways across Colorado, a consortium of Colorado leaders and educators who believe in the critical importance of early learning are using an important and provocative television broadcast to launch a movement. "Are We Crazy About Our Kids?" is a part of a broader...

  • Just the facts: Countering misinformation on the stormwater plan

    By Dave Munger and Brian Risley -
    Published: Sun, Oct 12, 2014

    As co-chairs of a two-year, citizen-
led process that proposed a solution to our community's flooding and stormwater issues, it's important to us that citizens get the facts about how the task force's proposal works. Unfortunately, misinformation about our proposal is being spread...

  • GUEST COLUMN: Christians should carefully examine climate change claims

    E. Calvin Beisner, Ph.D.
    Published: Wed, Oct 8, 2014

    How should the Christian confront climate change? The White House has an answer. Secretary of State John Kerry says Christianity compels him to fight climate change by curbing fossil fuel usage and limiting carbon dioxide emissions. This view is overly simplistic. The Cornwall...

  • GUEST COLUMN: Response to Sen. Cadman's op-ed: There's a lot more to the story

    Morgan Carroll and Rollie Heath Guest column -
    Updated: Tue, Oct 7, 2014

    Sen. Bill Cadman, in a Colorado Springs Gazette op/ed, went to great lengths to paint a gloom and doom portrait, calling the state of Colorado's economic recovery "lackluster" and "tepid." He downplayed a 5.1 percent unemployment rate (the lowest since September 2008), as well as the...

  • GUEST COLUMN: Feminist leader confronts Sen. Udall

    Updated: Mon, Oct 6, 2014

    "No one should come between a woman and her doctor." I agreed with Sen. Mark Udall when he uttered these words in his recent debate with Cory Gardner. But they don't square with the senator's decisive vote for Obamacare. As the executive director of the Colorado Women's Alliance, I...

  • GUEST COLUMN: Time for new ideas to diversify America's pastime

    By Gene A. Budig
    Published: Mon, Oct 6, 2014

    Major League Baseball posted its 11th consecutive year of record industry revenues with an all-time high exceeding $8 billion in 2013. And now some within the game believe that MLB will reach $10 billion in 2014. Truly amazing for a sport that some regard as archaic and no longer...

  • GUEST COLUMN: A combined effort to prevent child abuse and neglect fatalities

    Michael Bennet
    Published: Sat, Oct 4, 2014

    In 2012, Congress and the president authorized the Commission to Eliminate Child Abuse and Neglect Fatalities. Its mission is to study the issues related to abuse and neglect and develop a national strategy and set of recommendations that can bring about immediate change. Through the...

  • GUEST COLUMN: Response to Gazette editorial

    Michael Merrifield
    Published: Fri, Oct 3, 2014

    The state of politics is pretty horrible these days. Campaigns are run by unknown and unaccountable interest groups due to Supreme Court decisions like Citizens United deciding that corporations are people and money is speech. The result - television and radio advertisements, mailboxes...