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What do you do when unforeseen circumstances force you to give up a beloved pet? Maybe you or your spouse are about to be deployed, or you’re moving to an apartment complex that doesn’t allow dogs, or you have a new baby on the way, or your new significant other is severely allergic to cats.… Continue Reading Humane Society does its job, but is that really enough?

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“This conjunction of an immense military establishment and a large arms industry is new in the American experience. The total influence — economic, political, even spiritual — is felt in every city, every statehouse, every office of the federal government. … In the councils of government, we must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence,… Continue Reading We’re a Kmart town with Saks Fifth Avenue politics

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Council stays on track with NeuStream at Drake

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Following a long, contentious and apparently unadvertised public hearing, the Colorado Springs City Council, acting as the Utilities Board, declined Wednesday to revisit its July 18 decision to finish installation of the $130 million NeuStream pollution control system on the downtown Martin Drake Power Plant and defer any study of the plant’s future until 2013.… Continue Reading Council stays on track with NeuStream at Drake

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Election Day is around the corner, so what’s the worst thing you can call a candidate for office? Continue Reading Call politicians anything you’d like, just not professional

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Late last month, the USOC released a report titled,” The Economic Impact of the United States Olympic Committee and Related Sports Organizations on the Pikes Peak Region.” Continue Reading Olympic Committee’s economic study left out a lot

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In his “State of the City” address today, Mayor Lionel Rivera called upon Colorado Springs residents to suspend the city’s TABOR law for this year and through 2012 and urged the legislature to reform the pension plan for state and local government workers.
Continue Reading Mayor: Suspend city TABOR, reform PERA

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There’s a wonderful, if likely apocryphal, anecdote describing Winston Churchill’s reaction to the post-World War II takeover of Yugoslavia by Marshall Tito’s communist “partizans.”
As the story goes, a young intelligence officer burst into Churchill’s office to inform him, in agitated tones, that Yugoslavia was about to fall into communist hands. Continue Reading Sing along with me as we merrily follow each other to the slaughter

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“The General Assembly shall, as soon as practicable, provide for the establishment and maintenance of a thorough and uniform system of free public schools throughout the state, wherein all residents of the state, between the ages of 6 and 21 years, may be educated gratuitously.” — Article IX, Section 2, Constitution of the State of Colorado.
The Constitution’s authors sought to build, in the clear Colorado air, a new and better society — educated, humane, fair and free. Continue Reading D-11’s dilemma brings free public school education debate to forefront

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Detroit! Home of the greedy, mismanaged, incompetent dinosaurs of the American automobile industry!
After decades of building giant gas guzzlers, of failing to anticipate a predictable future of sky-high gas prices and collapsing demand for their antiquated SUVs and pickups, not to mention coddling their unionized, over-entitled and overpaid work force, The Big Three have the effrontery to beg for a government handout??!! Continue Reading We’re all about to buy a bunch of big, shiny new cars

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In the antediluvian days when socialists and communists still roamed the earth, they engaged each other in powerfully irrelevant debates about economic policy.
Communists opposed all private enterprise, while socialists were less doctrinaire, believing that government need only control the “commanding heights” of the economy. Continue Reading Don’t expect the suits who got us into this mess to get us out of it

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