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Why Bennet Won't Win in My Hometown

Posted October 5, 2010 | 12:47:16 (EST)

It is little wonder Michael Bennet is behind in two recent polls. He doesn't have a message to sell to his own supporters. He can't even wake up his party to fight.

Sheer numbers of Democratic voters alone would have assured a large lead for Bennet, but somehow the pollsters...

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What Would Hunter S. Thompson Say About the Mess We're In?

Posted February 22, 2010 | 12:25:02 (EST)

Five years ago Hunter S. Thompson was reported dead, having apparently shot himself in the head. Enough time has elapsed that HST has evaporated from popular culture and local history. So, I wondered what would he would have to say about how things are turning out in Colorado politics and...

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Can Obama Answer a Soldier's Questions?

Posted December 3, 2009 | 15:24:22 (EST)

Given the pomp and circumstance of Obama's speech at a war college one would expect to hear specifics, not warmed over politics. Many of the soldiers heading out on their second, third and fourth deployment deserve better. Among them is Pfc. "O", a soldier trained at Fort Carson now on...

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Inmates Now Running the Asylum

Posted November 5, 2009 | 16:18:49 (EST)

Colorado Springs voters rejected 2C by a 2 to 1 margin. There's no way to spin it. The Common Good was the big loser on election night.

The No on 2C proponents - a mixed bag of anti-tax people, tea baggers, birthers, retired military brass and right-wing nuts were shrill...

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Save My Job, Save My City

Posted October 27, 2009 | 14:09:53 (EST)

At the intersection of Platte and Nevada stands the statue of General William J. Palmer, the town's founder. Palmer sits on his horse two blocks away from the Colorado Springs city hall. Last Thursday evening the main room was crowded and the corridors and meeting room were filled to the...

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City Hall Showdown in Colorado Springs

Posted October 20, 2009 | 12:20:48 (EST)

It's called a budget hearing, but on one side are anti-tax advocates who are positioning to defeat ballot measure 2C, and on the other side is the Colorado Springs City Council that put 2C on the ballot. Both sides meet this week (October 22) during a live-telecast from the

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