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Thu, Jul 24, 2014 - 2:05 PM

EDITORIAL: Authorities should vet charges against Planned Parenthood

The most ardent supporters of Planned Parenthood should insist the organization maintain a...

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Ryan McKibben, Chairman
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Dan Steever, Publisher
Wayne Laugesen, Editorial Page Editor
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  • GUEST COLUMN: Planned Parenthood having a rocky summer

    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 counseling sessions, teach the girls how to whip and choke each...

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

    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 off - color twist. Sadly, Udall's campaign rhetoric is...

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

    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 is still defending Colorado's ban is that the Attorney...

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

    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 pride in this beautiful community in which we live. We are...

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

    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 religious exemptions from a law, if there are other ways for the law...

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

    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 of bipartisan concern for the economic health of Colorado...

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

    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 be defined. What is constitutional government? The...

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

    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 listed her female partner as her soon-to-be spouse on the...