• 'Medical' marijuana trade undermines voters' intent

    The Gazette editorial
    Published: Thu, Jan 29, 2015

    If Colorado voters won't reverse their decision to create the world's most permissive marijuana environment, the Colorado Legislature should at least make the system work as promised. Legal marijuana sales were supposed to generate big money for schools and snuff out the untaxed black...

  • FAGIN: Price gouging is what 
capitalism is all about

    Published: Thu, Jan 29, 2015

    Three cheers for price gouging! During the recent bouts of wintry weather, sharing companies like Uber and Lyft employ "dynamic surge pricing." Their prices rise, sometimes dramatically, in response to increasing demand. During crime situations where people are desperate to flee the...

  • Look to charter schools 
for lessons on success

    Published: Wed, Jan 28, 2015

    Jews and Christians educated in their religion know the biblical story of Balaam's ass. Balaam, a non-Israelite prophet, is traveling on the road on his donkey, and suddenly the donkey stops and, despite the beating by his master, refuses to go further. Eventually, the invisible cause...

  • EDITORIAL: Fracking ban unconstitutional, says federal judge

    The Gazette editorial
    Updated: Wed, Jan 28, 2015

    A federal court ruling last week should put a stop to the war on fracking - a counterproductive movement that threatens the economic security of every man, woman and child in Colorado. The Gazette has said it routinely in recent years. Fracking bans stomp on private property rights,...

  • LETTERS: Hiding behind religious beliefs; Congress and Keystone pipeline

    Letters
    Published: Wed, Jan 28, 2015

    Hiding behind religious beliefs I have to vent. This argument about bakeries and other businesses that don't want to serve certain people is just wrong. Hiding behind religious beliefs is just picking and choosing who you serve. Maybe the baker should ask if a couple are legally...

  • LETTERS: The definition of is; accommodating a drug culture

    LETTERS
    Published: Tue, Jan 27, 2015

    The definition of 'is' Tom Brady seems to be an example of a young man whose early adult years were experienced during a presidency where the moral character of the holder of our highest office taught us an important life lesson. To succeed (and get away with whatever is necessary to...

  • EDITORIAL: State pension fiasco worse than we thought

    The Gazette editorial
    Published: Tue, Jan 27, 2015

    Colorado's Public Employees' Retirement Association is effectively in the hole by $25.8 billion - the difference between its assets and liabilities owned to members and retirees. It's a big number - more than five times the cost of Denver International Airport, even after the project...

  • EDITORIAL: Civil rights battles rage at cake shops

    The Gazette editorial
    Updated: Mon, Jan 26, 2015

    Whites-only drinking fountains. Blacks to the back of the bus. Separate entrances. And, of course . cake When historians study civil rights struggles of the 20th and 21st centuries, the wedding cake will emerge as a curious symbol of strife. Right here in Colorado, two cake...

  • GUEST COLUMN: Far too many kids are still left behind

    Paul Lundeen
    Published: Mon, Jan 26, 2015

    Thousands of National School Choice Week celebrations are taking place to remind us that access to more learning options makes a difference for thousands of students in Colorado and across the nation. But the concept of "school choice" doesn't go far enough to provide the flexibility...

  • LETTERS: Poverty and urban decay; bring your A-game

    By name newspaper -
    Published: Sun, Jan 25, 2015

    Quarterback Brady is correct Patriots quarterback Tom Brady was correct in his assessment of the controversy over deflated footballs: Ridiculous! But as soon as the media adds the suffix "-gate" to a word, you know that it's going to be a long drawn-out "scandal." The pundits, in...

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