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Developers don’t stop clinging to their dreams

24. August 2012

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Where should you go if you enjoy the company of impractical dreamers, men and women with large ideas and no clear path to achieving them, folks who believe they can change the contours of the land, the geography of home, and the shape of the future? No need to leave town — just listen to […]

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Republicans’ strategy unfolds with Ryan on ticket

24. August 2012

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Less than three months to go, and who’s gonna win? Right now, I’d bet on Obama. He’s the incumbent, and a majority of Americans think that he’s an OK guy. That doesn’t mean that they’ll vote for him, though — it just means that Romney must first persuade a voting majority that the president doesn’t […]

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Voting locations — a big problem waiting to happen?

13. August 2012

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Given the national Republican penchant for creating voting environments that seem to disadvantage Democrats, it was no surprise that local Dems looked askance at County Clerk Wayne Williams’ choice of polling places for the November election. As presented to the county commissioners last week, the list seemed opaque and confusing. It was formatted as an […]

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Let’s explore a different side of Colorado Springs

13. August 2012

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John Kenneth Galbraith once published a lively book on macroeconomics titled The Liberal Hour. He explained the title in a brief preface. “Adlai Stevenson once referred to the moment just before presidential elections when even the most obsolete men become reconciled, if briefly and expediently, to the machine age,” Galbraith wrote. “He thought that this […]

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Hello, Columbus

10. August 2012

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  For downtowns, architecture is destiny. That’s why downtown revivalists across the country seek to create interesting, festive-built environments. The usual formula is to take a few dozen square blocks of decaying Victorian commercial structures and figure out ways to finance infrastructure and encourage investment. If all goes well, presto! In a few years, you’ve […]

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Obama delivers energizing speech at Colorado College

9. August 2012

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For a guy who’s supposed to be cool, cerebral, detached and unemotional, Barack Obama sure knows how to energize a friendly crowd. About 2,500 of the (mostly Democratic) faithful braved the afternoon heat at Colorado College’s Cutler Quad to hear, see, and maybe even shake hands, with the President of the United States. For a […]

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