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Schools alone can't be faulted for ed failure
Schools alone can't be faulted for ed failure

By: - 0 Fri, Jan 20, 2017

The debates about how best to improve our schools will be in the media again soon. The confirmation for Betsy DeVos, secretary of education designee,...

State's mental health  system must improve
State's mental health system must improve

By: - 0 Mon, Jan 16, 2017

What can we agree on? That's a question worth asking, as a new herd of lawmakers gather in Denver and Washington. Last year's elections probably...

GUEST COLUMN: Opportunity to shed small town label
GUEST COLUMN: Opportunity to shed small town label

By: - 0 Sun, Jan 15, 2017

I am writing regarding your report about Colorado Springs Utilities' abuse of a "whistleblower," attorney Leslie Weise ("Monument attorney facing jail...

GUEST COLUMN: New energy committee: Which way will Democrats go?
GUEST COLUMN: New energy committee: Which way will Democrats go?

By: - 0 Fri, Jan 13, 2017

Energy policy and environmental regulation have been hot topics in Colorado politics for a long time. But as the Colorado state Legislature reconvenes...

GUEST COLUMN: Betsy DeVos wrong for public education
GUEST COLUMN: Betsy DeVos wrong for public education

By: - 0 Thu, Jan 12, 2017

When The Gazette called me out by name in their editorial endorsing Donald Trump's choice for education secretary, Betsy DeVos, I felt obliged to...

GUEST COLUMN: Getting ready for masquerade season
GUEST COLUMN: Getting ready for masquerade season

By: - 0 Fri, Jan 6, 2017

You can't make this stuff up. The cast of characters vying for the next political plum in the state - governor - will soon be dressed to the teeth....

It's time to eliminate the Electoral College
It's time to eliminate the Electoral College

By: - 0 Fri, Jan 6, 2017

Early in the New Year is the time for resolutions, and that includes political and governmental resolutions for the United States. Here are my...

GUEST COLUMN: Energy sabotage costs Colorado jobs and Democrats blue collar support
GUEST COLUMN: Energy sabotage costs Colorado jobs and Democrats blue collar support

By: - 0 Thu, Dec 29, 2016

Election postmortems often mention how blue-collar Democrats abandoned their party in big numbers, tipping the race toward President-Elect Donald...

GUEST COLUMN: Working to address the many threats our country faces
GUEST COLUMN: Working to address the many threats our country faces

By: 0 Wed, Dec 28, 2016

Over the past two years, I have had the honor of representing the people of Colorado in the United States Senate. Looking back on the 114th Congress,...

Vince Bzdek: In a proliferation of fake news, seek out the truth and those that tell it
Vince Bzdek: In a proliferation of fake news, seek out the truth and those that tell it

By: - 0 Tue, Dec 27, 2016

A colleague of mine recently said he felt like truth itself was a casualty of the 2016 election. What he meant was: Partisan reporting and fake news...

GUEST COLUMN: 'False news' is worse than 'fake news,' but we can handle the truth
GUEST COLUMN: 'False news' is worse than 'fake news,' but we can handle the truth

By: - 0 Tue, Dec 13, 2016

Sometimes, political news needs a disclaimer: "Any resemblance to actual events is purely coincidental." Now the purveyors of false news in...

GUEST OPINION: Manitou Springs addressing issues of parking, access
GUEST OPINION: Manitou Springs addressing issues of parking, access

By: - 0 Fri, Dec 9, 2016

Manitou Springs is proud of our reputation as a destination for health, fitness and fun. The fame and reputation of the Manitou Incline have brought a...

GUEST COLUMN: Cleaner coal should be a priority for Washington
GUEST COLUMN: Cleaner coal should be a priority for Washington

By: 0 Wed, Dec 7, 2016

As the recent election cycle demonstrated, American politics is beset with a number of polarizing issues. Among the most obvious has been the debate...

GUEST COLUMN: Time to rethink our basic political ideas
GUEST COLUMN: Time to rethink our basic political ideas

By: - 0 Mon, Dec 5, 2016

After a bizarre and unsettling presidential election, many Americans have an uneasy sense that something is very wrong in the world of politics. What...

Founding Fathers' separation of powers still serves America well
Founding Fathers' separation of powers still serves America well

By: - 0 Mon, Dec 5, 2016

After any election, about half of Americans are dissatisfied with the outcome. This year, with two of history's most disliked candidates for president,...

GUEST COLUMN: The Pundits, press and Trump
GUEST COLUMN: The Pundits, press and Trump

By: - 0 Sun, Dec 4, 2016

OK, I admit I am a bit behind on my reading as I recently perused the April 30 edition of The Wall Street Journal. Albeit accidentally, it was a good...

GUEST COLUMN: The economic importance of travel and tourism
GUEST COLUMN: The economic importance of travel and tourism

By: - 0 Wed, Nov 30, 2016

With the election finally over, our re-elected and newly-elected lawmakers will begin working to represent their constituents and the state of...

GUEST COLUMN: A bailout Coloradans can't afford
GUEST COLUMN: A bailout Coloradans can't afford

By: - 0 Thu, Nov 17, 2016

Colorado taxpayers, beware. President Barack Obama's administration is quietly implementing one last massive taxpayer-funded bailout for special...

FAGIN: Electoral College protects against tyranny
FAGIN: Electoral College protects against tyranny

By: - 0 Thu, Nov 17, 2016

Hillary Clinton "won" the popular vote but lost in the Electoral College. That's why she won't be president. She joins Al Gore, Grover Cleveland and...

GUEST COLUMN: Freedom of speech includes freedom to preach, says Doug Lamborn
GUEST COLUMN: Freedom of speech includes freedom to preach, says Doug Lamborn

By: - 0 Tue, Nov 15, 2016

On Oct. 2, many congregations around the country celebrated "Pulpit Freedom Sunday." On this unofficial holiday, reverends, pastors and preachers...

GUEST COLUMN: Millennials and mountains are our future
GUEST COLUMN: Millennials and mountains are our future

By: - 0 Mon, Nov 14, 2016

It's no surprise that Colorado Springs was recently chosen by Money magazine as the "Best in the Mountains." The city is beautiful. The climate is...

GUEST COLUMN: Old soldiers continue to fight their wars and remember
GUEST COLUMN: Old soldiers continue to fight their wars and remember

By: - 0 Fri, Nov 11, 2016

We are in the autumn of the year. Another year falling down to die in December. We roll past All Saints and All Souls, remembering heaven and...

GUEST COLUMN: Pioneering spirit fueled Air Guard 'firsts' and path to F-35

By: - 0 Fri, Nov 11, 2016

The great state of Colorado has long been known as a pioneering state. Deer Trail held the world's first rodeo July 4, 1869. During the early 1900s,...

GUEST COLUMN: The fundamental unfairness of measures like Amendment 70
GUEST COLUMN: The fundamental unfairness of measures like Amendment 70

By: - 0 Sat, Nov 5, 2016

The AFL-CIO is at it again, asking for another minimum wage increase to be ensconced in the state constitution; this time, a 44 percent increase to $12...

GUEST COLUMN: Constitution should be bedrock, not Etch-a-Sketch
GUEST COLUMN: Constitution should be bedrock, not Etch-a-Sketch

By: - 0 Sat, Nov 5, 2016

It takes a lot of time to thoughtfully fill out your ballot in Colorado's upcoming election. Besides picking a president, U.S. senator and other...

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