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McInnis: ‘We’ve moved on’ from plagiarism

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

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There’s nothing quite as dispiriting as a political campaign gone bad. Staff members jump ship, support evaporates and the candidate has to soldier on and pretend that everything’s just hunky-dory. To make matters worse, the media just won’t let it (whatever “it” is) go. They ask the same pesky questions, they roll their eyes, they […]

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City Council, just shut up

Monday, May 17, 2010

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Our poor city! Here we are in the regional/national spotlight as a city without streetlights, a city that can’t water its parks, a city that doesn’t fill its potholes and a city governed by a quaint mix of religious fanatics and anti – tax zealots. This is a time for keeping our heads down, for […]

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Gazette’s editorial policy to change?

Thursday, April 29, 2010

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It’s no secret that many of the progressive voices in our community would like to see the Gazette become another Denver Post. They’re not yearning for the depth and breadth of the Post’s news coverage – the just want the Post’s editorial page. They’d love to have a local rag which reliably supports taxpayer-funded projects […]

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Comparing headlines and the Gazette’s stealth missile

Thursday, February 25, 2010

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Headline on the Gazette’s Web site this morning: “Tax hikes signed by Ritter.” Headline on the Denver Post Web site this morning: “Ritter signs bills to end tax breaks, help balance budget.” Are we looking at bias here? The Gazette trends right, the Post trends left. Do the headlines mirror the editorial positions of the […]

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TABOR, the Constitution and the Kingdom of Colorado Springs

Thursday, February 11, 2010

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Colleen O’Connor reported this morning in the Denver Post that Herb Fenster, a prominent Boulder attorney, plans to sue the state over TABOR, claiming that the 1992 Douglas Bruce initiative, which extensively amended the Colorado Constitution is itself unconstitutional. “His lawsuit,” O’Connor wrote,“ will argue that TABOR deprives the state legislature of its power to tax […]

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Colorado Springs: Battlefield of liberals, conservatives

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

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There’s nothing better than a good, old-fashioned left/right bloodbath, especially when it involves our own fair city. Lefty commentator David Sirota started the ball rolling with a bitingly snarky column in the Post, which also ran in the Gazette, characterizing Colorado Springs as “a shining example of what happens to a community when conservatives’ anti-tax […]

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Streetlights, parks, lib’ruls – no problem!

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

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So what if those picky lib’ruls at CNN and ABC took advantage of our transitory problems to make us a national laughingstock?  So what if those jealous, overpaid big-city reporters at the Denver Post pointed out a few minor imperfections?  So what if those snarky, aggressive uber-lib’ruls at Colorado Pols made fun of us, speculating that our […]

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It’s not easy to subscribe to the Gazette

Monday, January 11, 2010

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If you’ve ever considered subscribing to the Gazette, now’s the time … maybe. My subscription ended on New Year’s Eve, since I had ignored several missives advising me to re-up or no longer get the G tossed on the porch every morning. Tried to renew online – no luck, since the site wanted my “subscription […]

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Dave Philipps’ great Gazette story

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

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If you missed Dave Philipps’ superb two-part series in the Gazette, “Casualties of War,” go to the daily’s Web site and read it. It’s a thoughtful, carefully researched, and beautifully written account of the violent and terrible lives of soldiers from the 2nd Battalion, 12th Infantry Regiment, part of the Fort Carson-based 4th Brigade Combat Team. Many […]

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Headless Body in Topless Bar – and other favorite headlines

Friday, July 10, 2009

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Print newspapers may be, like the Cheshire cat, slowly vanishing. Within a decade or two, the pundits tell us, newspapers will only exist online. Does this mean big changes? Does this mean that newspaperese will disappear, to be replaced by plain English? For readers unacquainted with the term, newspaperese is a peculiar subset of the […]

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