For the last 120 years, we Americans have usually responded to perceived national emergencies by sending troops overseas. The Spanish-American War, World War I, World War II, Korea, Vietnam, Grenada, Desert Storm, 9/11, Iraq and Afghanistan. COVID-19 is different. We can’t mobilize a few divisions and send them to China...
The issue: Downtown is booming. Are we ready? What we think: Build infrastructure, transportation options and amenities to keep pace. Tell us what you think: Send us an email at editorial@csbj.com. City planner and urbanist Brent Toderian has said the eight most frustrating words anyone in planning can utter are: “We could never...
As a sometimes cranky member of the Silent Generation, I understand that our world is unpredictable, irrational and occasionally crazy. First the Democrats. They started with a couple of dozen presidential candidates, including age-appropriate, highly qualified folks like Kamala Harris, Elizabeth Warren, Michael Bennet, Cory Booker and Amy Klobuchar. They...
As COVID-19, or coronavirus disease 2019, spreads across the globe, the international community has braced for worst-case scenarios. From travel restrictions to the quarantining of entire cities, health and government officials the world over hope to slow the spread of the virus, which has, as of this writing, infected...
On Feb. 28, 1995, Denver International Airport opened for business on a vast stretch of prairie 23 miles from downtown. It was, as The Denver Post noted last week, an expensive and controversial project. Opponents decried it as a multibillion-dollar boondoggle, one that Denver taxpayers would rue for decades.   Today,...
The issue: Colorado Springs must compete for U.S. Space Command. What we think: The region is primed to headquarter the military command. Tell us what you think: Send us an email at editorial@csbj.com. He didn’t say it, but we all know it’s true. The crowd at The Broadmoor World Arena — and vicariously, the community as...
Like many of our late-middle-aged peers, we have too much stuff. The garage is full of tools, utensils, scraps of wood and metal, bicycles and bicycle parts, coolers, boxes of old magazines and newspapers and stacked storage bins filled with things I couldn’t bear to get rid of. Alas,...
The issue: Voting wisely is as important as voting securely. What we think: Voters must do their part to vote smart. Tell us what you think: Send us an email at editorial@csbj.com. Russia ran a massive interference campaign in the 2016 election and hasn’t let up since. Intelligence agencies warn China, North Korea and Iran...
Did you know that healthy habits apply to more than just physical wellness? Good habits can affect your financial wellness as well. It is extremely easy to simply swipe your card at the drive-thru, at Starbucks, or at the vending machine — but those tiny transactions can add up. It is not a matter of […]
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As befits my brand new unaffiliated voter status, I got two primary ballots in the mail last week. Six Republicans and 17 Democrats are listed on the “Official Ballot(s) for the Presidential Primary Election El Paso County Colorado March 3, 2020.” There’s a ballot for each party, but you...
The issue: Our love affair with tech has a dark side. What we think: The only force that can protect you is you. Tell us what you think: Send us an email at editorial@csbj.com. We get it — technology is seductive. It’s shiny, it’s intriguing, it connects us to the world with...
My first day in graduate school I had plenty of mechanical pencils and a ruler at the ready for all the fun graphs I planned to draw in the economics, business and statistics classes I was so looking forward to. As I walked into my first statistics class, I remembered...