Whither goeth the Colorado Republican Party? That’s a difficult question. Lauren Boebert tossed five-term Republican Congressman Scott Tipton to the curb last year while Kristi Burton Brown recently took down former Secretary of State Scott Gessler to become Republican Party chairwoman. Boeb…

It’s our sesquicentennial year, one that should be full of cheerful events, boring speeches, tedious histories and drinks for all — especially if the pandemic exits stage right! And even if we have to make do with virtual events, we can lift a glass or two at home and thank those who precede…

If you’re a white American, to whom among your fellow citizens and residents do you owe reparations for past injustices? Sixty-five years ago, a teacher at Fountain Valley School suggested to his all-white, all-male 11th grade history class that our country’s past wasn’t what we imagined it to be.

So sorry to have missed the overhyped snow dump last week — we went to Las Vegas. The weather was somewhat chilly, but we enjoyed our vaccinated release from COVID captivity. The plane was full, the streets were thronged with masked multitudes and restaurants were cheerfully busy. 

On the surface, these are the best of days for Democrat moderates in elected office and the worst of days for their Republican counterparts. Democrats John Hickenlooper and Michael Bennet are cheerfully influential in D.C., while defeated Republicans Scott Tipton and Corey Gardner sit gloomi…

Big tech, big data, big money. That’s why Amazon, Apple, Facebook, Google and Microsoft are all-powerful and all-seeing. Collectively, they know everything about everybody, monetize that knowledge with mysterious algorithms and control our lives while pretending to help us understand the mys…

The pandemic has taught us one transformative lesson: We can work from anywhere. Tired of the expense and inconvenience of New York, San Francisco or Chicago? Sell your overpriced little dump, buy a luxurious spread in Colorado Springs, Austin or Tampa with the proceeds and live happily ever after!

So here we are, 15 days after Joe Biden’s remarkably pleasant inauguration (the Poet! The Mittens! Lady Gaga!). We should be savoring stories about the first dogs, lining up for vaccinations and yearning for a post-COVID summer… but it’s impeachment time!

In 2021 it will be even more difficult than usual to determine what marketing tactics will be successful, given that the business world has faced unprecedented upheaval. 

2020 — what a year! The past 12 months have seen countless changes, as the coronavirus pandemic has affected the health of millions of Americans, the economy, and our daily lives. But one thing the pandemic didn’t interrupt: Parents’ role as the primary providers, first teachers, and best ad…

Boebert, Buck & Lamborn sounds like a respectable small-town law firm from the 1950s, doesn’t it? You’d expect the three principals would be serious, sober-minded and responsible citizens eager to participate in the betterment of their community, state and nation. But like Rudy Giuliani …

By the time this column appears in print, we’ll be five days from Joe Biden’s inauguration — unless swarms of right-wing anarchists have seized the U.S. Capitol, imprisoned every Democrat in sight and declared Donald Trump the Supreme Ruler of all lands, rivers, lakes and oceans from Panama …

After two months without any significant moisture here on the Westside, it was nice to wake up one day last week and see 3 or 4 inches of snow. The dogs cavorted happily, the neighborhood seemed magical and I hoped that the sun would melt it away so that I wouldn’t have to shovel the sidewalk.

Happy New Year! It seems impossible that 2021 will be as dismal as 2020, so let’s be hopeful, optimistic, thankful and ready to celebrate the sesquicentennial of our fair city. Given that we’ll likely be sheltering in place for another few months, what can we do to prepare for the coming com…

In the grand panorama of American history, one thing is very clear: We love to make laws that forbid the sale, manufacture or possession of anything that arouses the ire of transient political majorities. Such laws invariably target millions of citizens who believe that the banned goods are …

As we prepare for the 150th anniversary of the founding of Colorado Springs on July 31 of next year, one thing is sure; there will be a perfect storm of books, podcasts, TV shows, Facebook groups, images and newspaper stories celebrating it. 

As we slowly approach the end of our country’s Transmogrifying Trumpocracy, we need to channel the departing tweetmaster and ask ourselves a single question about the new administration: What’s in it for Colorado?

Deeply thankful that the election is over and glad that Biden won, for several reasons. While I supported many of Trump’s early initiatives, such as reducing our foreign entanglements, resetting our relationships with Russia and North Korea and making our southern border more secure, he didn…

Around the turn of the 19th century Colorado Springs had become one of the wealthiest, most attractive and prosperous cities in the American west. Thanks to the beneficence of Cripple Creek multi-millionaire W.S. Stratton, an extensive network of trolley lines linked Downtown to Colorado Cit…

It’s old news to Colorado Springs that art museums are struggling. We learned that a few years ago when Colorado College acquired the adjacent Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center. Its endowment depleted, its revenue hollowed out by the Great Recession and its donors reluctant, the once proudly…

As a habitual and profoundly addicted voter, I obediently filled out my ballot the day it arrived in the mail. As we all now know, it was a tiresome task. Bad enough that there were 11 statewide issues and a few city issues to ponder, let alone contested races for local offices. Worse still …

It looks as if the transformation of Downtown’s Vermijo Avenue will actually happen! It had long been a wide, dreary, automobile-friendly downtown street with two rows of parking in the middle. It’s an aesthetic nightmare, a parking lot disguised as a public thoroughfare, lined with lifeless…

We’ve seen the future and it’s amazing and wonderful! Colorado and Colorado Springs may grow, but ours will be a resilient, sustainable, carbon-free, water-thrifty and thoughtfully governed state and city. We’ll curb forest fires, build passenger rail from Cheyenne to Trinidad, end urban spr…

What do old guys talk about when they get together for coffee? Do they argue about politics, reminisce about the beautiful young women they once dated, brag about their business coups back in the 1980s or complain about the afflictions of old age? Nope — in my experience, they talk about the…

As a kid, I was fascinated by chess. It was more than a game; it was cerebral, combative, intense and endlessly interesting. Every game was different, and the playing field never changed. No matter how skilled and experienced your opponent, you start out even.