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House bill an affront to history, Columbus, truth
House bill an affront to history, Columbus, truth

By: - 0 Fri, Apr 28, 2017

The Colorado Legislature stands on the brink of embracing "fake history." Rep. Joe Salazar's Bill 17-1327 to suppress Columbus Day is an affront not...

GUEST COLUMN: Kids playing doctor aren't felony sex offenders
GUEST COLUMN: Kids playing doctor aren't felony sex offenders

By: - 0 Tue, Apr 25, 2017

Juvenile cellphone "sexting" is the technological equivalent of playing doctor, something that has been part of human behavior for as long as anyone...

GUEST COLUMN: Four of 20 years in service to the community
GUEST COLUMN: Four of 20 years in service to the community

By: - 0 Tue, Apr 25, 2017

The past four years have been filled with many challenges, a lot of successes and a few things I would do differently. I have been honored to represent...

GUEST COLUMN: Reflecting on the importance of our national parks
GUEST COLUMN: Reflecting on the importance of our national parks

By: - 0 Tue, Apr 25, 2017

Returning home after over 160 sniper missions in Iraq, I instinctively took to the outdoors to escape, find solace and reflect on my war experience. It...

GUEST COLUMN: Capitalizing on Pikes Peak's natural economy
GUEST COLUMN: Capitalizing on Pikes Peak's natural economy

By: - 0 Tue, Apr 25, 2017

The Trump administration's early indications of new spending and legislative priorities are sending shock waves through the nation and the Rockies...

Failure of health care market isn't an accident, it's progressives' plan
Failure of health care market isn't an accident, it's progressives' plan

By: - 0 Tue, Apr 25, 2017

The advertised promise of Obamacare was, according to Obama "If you like the plan you have, you can keep it. If you like the doctor you have, you can...

COLUMN: At a critical crossroads with respect to free speech
COLUMN: At a critical crossroads with respect to free speech

By: - 0 Tue, Apr 25, 2017

Conservative firebrand Ann Coulter is playing a dark game of whack-a-mole with the University of California at Berkeley over her invitation to speak on...

GUEST COLUMN: Philanthropist left an inspiring legacy
GUEST COLUMN: Philanthropist left an inspiring legacy

By: - 0 Mon, Apr 24, 2017

Recently, I attended the showing of Aviva Kempner's documentary "Rosenwald" at Temple Shalom, that should be required viewing in classrooms and living...

GUEST COLUMN: Transportation tax a bad idea for Colorado
GUEST COLUMN: Transportation tax a bad idea for Colorado

By: - 0 Sun, Apr 23, 2017

The proposed 21 percent state sales tax increase, Colorado transportation House Bill (HB)17-1242, estimates tax collection of $14 billion, however,...

GUEST COLUMN: Corn farmers deserve to be a part of Earth Day's celebrations
GUEST COLUMN: Corn farmers deserve to be a part of Earth Day's celebrations

By: - 0 Sat, Apr 22, 2017

It seems as though Earth Day comes and goes each year with great dialogue about how various corners of society are taking steps forward in...

GUEST COLUMN: A strategy to repeal and replace Obamacare

By: - 0 Wed, Apr 19, 2017

The Affordable Care Act (ACA), known as Obamacare, may be crumbling before our very eyes. UnitedHealth and Aetna have already left most states'...

GUEST COLUMN: Council Members make a difference as CSU board
GUEST COLUMN: Council Members make a difference as CSU board

By: 0 Mon, Apr 10, 2017

Back in 2013, when the residents of District 3 elected me to represent them on Colorado Springs City Council, I took it upon myself to learn as much as...

GUEST COLUMN: Springs needs productive dialogue
GUEST COLUMN: Springs needs productive dialogue

By: - 0 Mon, Apr 10, 2017

At times communities struggle with productive, effective and civil dialogue; Colorado Springs is not immune. Our conversations can criticize, confront...

GUEST COLUMN: Senate should confirm Judge Gorsuch
GUEST COLUMN: Senate should confirm Judge Gorsuch

By: - 0 Thu, Apr 6, 2017

The United States Senate will vote this week on the nomination of one of the most qualified, well-respected judges in the United States. Colorado's...

FAGIN: Understanding Russia as an equal
FAGIN: Understanding Russia as an equal

By: 0 Thu, Apr 6, 2017

Around 2:30 p.m. last Monday, in the Russian city of St Petersburg, a subway pulled into "Sennaya Ploschad" station. When it arrived at...

GUEST COLUMN: Misunderstanding religious freedom
GUEST COLUMN: Misunderstanding religious freedom

By: 0 Thu, Apr 6, 2017

As a member of the Cadet Chapel staff at the United States Air Force Academy last summer, I recall the vibrant sky and mountains viewed through the...

WEISER: So-called 'Dark money' is plain free speech
WEISER: So-called 'Dark money' is plain free speech

By: - 0 Thu, Apr 6, 2017

There is a new liberal pejorative for describing what is an essential aspect of our political system: anonymity in political speech. Some candidates...

GUEST COLUMN: Colorado's Environment under a Trump Presidency
GUEST COLUMN: Colorado's Environment under a Trump Presidency

By: - 0 Sun, Apr 2, 2017

Environmentalists had fears about a possible Donald Trump presidency - and more than two months into Trump's term, those fears have been justified....

GUEST COLUMN: Equip Colorado's students with vital computer science skills
GUEST COLUMN: Equip Colorado's students with vital computer science skills

By: - 0 Fri, Mar 31, 2017

If you look up the phrase "computer science in Colorado K-12 schools" you'll find thousands of results. Apparently it's a hot discussion topic. As it...

GUEST COLUMN: Political pundit spews hyperbole
GUEST COLUMN: Political pundit spews hyperbole

By: - 0 Fri, Mar 31, 2017

E.J. Dionne has reached new lows in hypocrisy with his screed against confirmation of Supreme Court nominee Judge Neil Gorsuch, a jurist who was...

GUEST COLUMN: Solving the affordable housing crisis
GUEST COLUMN: Solving the affordable housing crisis

By: - 0 Fri, Mar 31, 2017

Colorado is facing an affordable housing crisis as both the demand and the cost of entry-level homes continues to skyrocket, while housing...

GUEST COLUMN: 'Repeal and replace' falls short
GUEST COLUMN: 'Repeal and replace' falls short

By: - 0 Fri, Mar 24, 2017

Among the most promising things about the election of Donald Trump as president, in conjunction with a Republican-controlled Congress, was the...

GUEST COLUMN: The nightmare that is the Republican Party
GUEST COLUMN: The nightmare that is the Republican Party

By: - 0 Fri, Mar 24, 2017

Well, the Republicans are in control and it seems as though they possess an incredible ability to fumble the ball inside the 20-yard-line. Whether it's...

GUEST COLUMN: Safe sport is a high priority for USOC
GUEST COLUMN: Safe sport is a high priority for USOC

By: - 0 Fri, Mar 24, 2017

The existence of sexual abuse in sports has been the subject of a number of recent media reports and other inquiries. Sexual abuse, particularly when...

GUEST COLUMN: Colorado's broken marijuana revenue model
GUEST COLUMN: Colorado's broken marijuana revenue model

By: - 0 Fri, Mar 24, 2017

A few weeks ago, Gov. John Hickenlooper proposed a 50 percent sales tax increase on recreational marijuana in hopes of restoring $40 million to public...

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