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EDITORIAL: Sen. Bennet wants competition in care

Republicans and Democrats should listen to Sen. Michael Bennet’s plea for meaningful health care reform. Calling for bipartisan cooperation, the Colorado Democrat said “we should turn our attention to competition, transparency, and affordability so that we can create a system that serves all Coloradans.” Of note, he did not mention “insurance” reform in his statement […]

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EDITORIAL: Sen. Scott makes case for taxing bikes

Baby boomers saw the bicycle transition from toy status to a mainstream transportation device that competes with cars on the road. Cyclists demand more pavement, but motorists pay the bill. At least one state legislature wants that to change. Colorado drivers encounter a proliferation of new bicycle lanes on streets throughout state, often narrowing capacity […]

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EDITORIAL: Feds won’t let supertanker save our forests

As fires race through forests in the West, threatening property and lives, the world’s mightiest firefighting air tanker sits idle on a runway at Peterson Air Force Base near Colorado Springs. Like Nero watching Rome burn, federal officials fiddle with a contract and won’t let the aircraft fly. The plane offers taxpayers the lowest per-gallon […]

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EDITORIAL: Voting records are public for good reason

Colorado Secretary of State Wayne Williams addresses a rally for National Voter Registration Day on Sept. 22, 2015, in Denver's Civic Center Park. (Photo by Ernest Luning/The Colorado Statesman)

Ignorance of the law is no excuse, and it appears thousands of Coloradans had no idea their voting records were public. The transparency of voting rolls became a spectacle for the first time in Colorado after President Donald Trump recently requested all 50 states turn over voting records to assist his administration’s investigation into potential […]

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EDITORIAL: A business-oriented mindset is what makes Colorado Springs run smoothly

In nearly 4,000 words, left-leaning Politico tried to reignite the tired old media mantra that Colorado Springs represents failures of “right-wing” politics and running government like a business. It even dredged up the “Evangelical Vatican” label, which went out with the passé “People’s Republic of Boulder” slight. Politico’s “The Short, Unhappy Life of a Libertarian […]

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EDITORIAL: Liberal media say ‘symphony’ is racist

The Washington Post and other left-leaning media should stop trivializing racism in their crusade against President Donald Trump. Americans of all ethnicities and backgrounds have fought and died to beat down the grotesque immorality of racism. They have marched in the streets and passed laws. Ending racial discrimination and hostility remains an elusive goal. The […]

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EDITORIAL: The Springs succeeds by running like a business

In nearly 4,000 words, left-leaning Politico tried to reignite the tired old media mantra that Colorado Springs represents failures of “right-wing” politics and running government like a business. It even dredged up the “Evangelical Vatican” label, which went out with the passé “People’s Republic of Boulder” slight. Politico’s “The Short, Unhappy Life of a Libertarian Paradise” essay […]

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