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  • GUEST COLUMN: To help city's economy, end the war on business

    helen
Collins
    Published: Sun, Jul 27, 2014

    Fourteen months ago, The Gazette printed my plan to end business fees. I later made major compromises. Liquor and medical marijuana fees and license filings, would remain, but other fees would no longer be collected. The annual "cost" of $400,000 was under 1/10th of 1 percent of City...

  • GUEST COLUMN: Planned Parenthood having a rocky summer

    Lila Rose
    Updated: Wed, Jul 23, 2014

    This past week, Live Action released undercover footage showing two Planned Parenthood facilities in Denver encouraging what they think are underage girls to practice BDSM - bondage and discipline, domination and submission, and sadism and masochism. The staffers, in tax-funded...

  • GUEST COLUMN: Sen. Mark Udall's conflicting views on freedom a tasteless joke

    Mark Hillman
    Published: Sun, Jul 20, 2014

    Fortune cookies and Mark Udall have more in common than Colorado's Democrat U.S. senator might like to admit. You probably know the juvenile prank of reading the message inside a fortune cookie - like "Now is the time to try something new" - and then adding " . in bed" to give it an...

  • GUEST COLUMN: Attorney General's job is to be an advocate for all Coloradans' rights

    Don Quick
    Published: Fri, Jul 18, 2014

    Recently in this paper, Cynthia Coffman, the chief deputy attorney general and my opponent in November's election for Colorado attorney general, attempted to defend her position of continuing the defense of Colorado's ban on same-sex marriage. Coffman implied that the reason her office...

  • GUEST COLUMN: Address the real issue at hand, stop being offended by Bloomberg

    Michael Merrifield
    Published: Fri, Jul 18, 2014

    Michael Bloomberg's quote in the Rolling Stone interview has made quite a splash in the Colorado Springs media. His tasteless comment about "No Roads" indicated he is not well-traveled, not well informed, or not very effective at using sarcasm. This comment should not shake our...

  • FAGIN: Can we solve the health insurance problem with more freedom?

    Barry Fagin
    Published: Thu, Jul 17, 2014

    The Supreme Court has issued its ruling in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby. I wrote about this case when it was argued (Gazette Opinion, March 27) and am pleased to report that the Supreme Court, in its Supreme Wisdom, agreed with me. Closely held for-profit companies can in fact claim...

  • GUEST COLUMN: A call for bipartisan, unified action taking on state's energy problems

    Bob Beauprez
    Published: Sun, Jul 13, 2014

    Occasionally, issues come up that transcend political affiliation, where what is right for the people of our great state trumps partisan sparring. I believe that these job-killing proposals being pushed by Rep. Jared Polis present us with one of those moments, and it is in the spirit...

  • GUEST COLUMN: Constitutional government - is it really present in our country?

    Alexander Daube
    Published: Sat, Jul 12, 2014

    If you asked average Americans if they were living under constitutional government, most would say yes. After all, our legislators all claim to obey the U.S. Constitution, and we have a Supreme Court that is supposed to uphold it. But to really answer the question, the term must first...

  • GUEST COLUMN: Being state attorney general means following the rule of law

    Cynthia Coffman
    Published: Fri, Jul 11, 2014

    Looking back, I am very lucky I wasn't fired from my first job as a lawyer. The year was 1991, the position was staff attorney in the Georgia Attorney General's Office, and the issue was a same-sex marriage. A good friend and fellow law clerk had referred to herself as engaged and...

  • GUEST COLUMN: The rush of Colorado Springs: An electrifying place to be outside

    Creston Davis
    Published: Sun, Jul 6, 2014

    All cities come to be from stories, legends and myths. Rome was founded when Romulus killed his brother, Remus. At least that's how the myth goes. And like many cities in the great American West, Colorado Springs was formed around the rush to get rich quick by digging up gold. But how...

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