Those of us unfortunate enough to report on politics are used to hysteria. If, for example, it became publicly known that your boss was foolin’ around with his female subordinates, it would be unfortunate for those involved and their families, but hardly a matter of countywide concern. But Sheriff Terry Maketa? Given the indignantly expressed […]
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Let us consider the delicious absurdity of the ongoing saga of … Tejon Street striping! In case you’ve missed it, let me bring you up to date. El Paso County, for reasons best known only to our august county commissioners, ripped down an unprepossessing office building on South Tejon and erected a parking garage on the site. Upon completion, the city re-striped the formerly four-lane street to two-lanes, and added bicycle lanes.
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A couple of years ago, the Business Journal ran a story about the hundreds of well-meaning, carefully drafted plans that were gathering dust in a forgotten city archive. Many were produced in-house, while others were created by expensive consultants. Most were ignored, while some were incorporated into city policies. Maybe...
It’s too bad that we can’t give politicians a mandatory timeout. We could brighten the dreary stretch of time between November and April by forbidding campaign activity of all kind — no speeches, no fundraising, no self-serving press releases, no “town hall” meetings, no partisan attacks. Alas, such is not the case. While most of […]
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Does Colorado Springs have a permanent governing class? The April city election tossed that commonly held belief into the dustbin of history, but the election-night wag who said that “Boulder just moved to Colorado Springs” was wrong. This is a city dominated by the Republican Party. President Trump swept El...
Que sera, sera Whatever will be, will be The future’s not ours to see Que sera, sera — Doris Day, 1956 This is not a city that has ever taken Doris Day’s advice, so poignantly expressed in the saccharine little song that cluttered the airwaves half a century ago....
The news is the news, right? Something as significant as, say, the earnings of one of the world’s largest industrial corporations, should be fairly uniformly reported in every credible news source, shouldn’t it? Maybe so, but that wasn’t the case on Tuesday, as news organizations throughout the world sought to interpret General Motors Corp.’s quarterly and yearly results.
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What do business people want? They want a business-friendly City Council, one with members who understand the myriad problems that businesses encounter in their dealings with local government. They want elected officials who are smart, accountable, adaptable and quick to respond to changing realities. They want decision-makers, not ditherers. They want far-sighted yet practical folks […]
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Riding up the Santa Fe Trail to the north boundary of the Air Force Academy on a recent sunny weekday afternoon, I expected to have the trail to myself. It was late October in the middle of the workday, so most of my fellow cyclists would be stuck in their cubicles. In fact, there were plenty of riders on the trail. They were fit, lycra-clad, fast-moving … geezers!
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What do we want for our city? Do we want to build, as Mayor John Suthers suggests, a city and a society worthy of our setting? Or do we just want to muddle through, do things on the cheap and discourage small businesses and entrepreneurs? Take, for example, the long process...
As Kermit the Frog used to say, “It’s not easy being green.” Substitute “a journalist” for green and that’s a fair description of those who toil in the Fourth Estate. We’re too liberal, too biased, too ignorant, and/or obviously incompetent. We get stories wrong or we just make ’em up. We need to be replaced with folks who are more conservative, less biased and a lot smarter.
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Solving the problems associated with large-scale illegal immigration is important to every segment of the community — especially to business. It should not be the job of businesses to police their work forces, and workers who are here illegally need a path out of the shadows.
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