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Tonight: Debates, dispensaries and the demon weed

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

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For free entertainment, head for the downtown library to listen to Sean Paige, Tom Gallagher, Mark Waller, and Dan May square off in passionate debate at 7:00 p.m. The subject:Marijuana dispensaries. Will there be tendentious position-defining? Meaningless posturing? Bewildered, clueless politicians and/or law enforcement officials? A packed house, thanks to folks with a dog in […]

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Why Culbreth-Graft quit

Monday, March 22, 2010

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Winston Churchill once said “I have not become the King’s First Minister in order to preside over the liquidation of the British Empire.” In that context, Penny Culbreth-Graft’s sudden resignation becomes more understandable. She had not, as some claim, lost the confidence of city council. She was not under siege. She doesn’t, as far as […]

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We’re number one! Sort of …

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

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Let’s see – if residents of Boulder are the happiest folks in America, and residents of Colorado Springs are just a little less cheerful, coming in 37th, what does that mean? I’ll tell you: Absolutely nothing. These made-up “best place” rankings, which local boosters often point to with such pride, are utter fabrications, invented to […]

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Groucho, Karl and the USOC

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

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“History repeats itself, first as tragedy, second as farce.”- Karl Marx Last week, councilmember Jerry Heimlicher vowed loudly and publicly that, joined by a majority of his colleagues, he would insist that council be updated on the USOC deal in open session. That didn’t happen.  Yesterday during the informal City Council meeting, avisibly chastened Heimlicher made only […]

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