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Princeton Review's Best Colleges: See How Colorado's Schools Stacked Up

Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

The Princeton Review released its annual college rankings Monday, listing the top 373 schools based on a number of different academic, financial and q...

Admiral Mike Mullen Tells Air Force Graduates:

AP | KRISTEN WYATT | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. — On the eve of a vote to end the military ban on openly gay service members, the nation's top uniformed military...

Broncos Rookie Forced to Choose Between Football, Flying

AP | PAT GRAHAM | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — To launch his career as a pass rusher, Air Force graduate Ben Garland may have to ground his pursuit of becoming a pilot. It...

Air Force Academy Chaplain Convinces Catholic League To End Call For Probe

The Denver Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

The Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights has called off its Feb. 3 demand for a congressional probe of the U.S. Air Force Academy in respons...

Air Force Academy Develops 'Bad Code' For Religious Intolerance

Colorado Springs Gazette | LANCE BENZEL | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

The latest sign of change at the Air Force Academy: An emergency "bat-signal" for religious intolerance. Mikey Weinstein, an academy graduate and fo...

NY Times, AP, and Cable News Reports on Air Force Academy Don't Get the Picture

Chris Rodda | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Chris Rodda

In spite of the progress made under Lt. Gen. Gould's leadership, some MRFF clients at the Academy continue to harbor fears of harassment or worse for openly practicing non-mainstream religions.

Air Force Religious Tolerance: Groups Praise Administration's Response To Vandalism Of Pagan Stone Circles

The Colorado Springs Independent | Pam Zubeck | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Even as the Air Force Academy bragged about its open-mindedness in allowing the construction of a prayer circle for earth worshippers, somebody doesn'...

Air Force Academy Gives Pagans, Druids and Wiccans Place To Worship

AP | DAN ELLIOTT | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver


Memo to Pentagon: Can We Talk About "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" or Not?

Aaron Belkin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Aaron Belkin

If the Pentagon is publishing studies calling for the repeal of "don't ask, don't tell," then why is a Lieutenant Colonel being reprimanded for discussing the issue in an Air Force Academy classroom?

Erwin Washington, Drunk United Pilot From Lakewood, Arrested In London

Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Erwin Washington, of Lakewood, a United Airlines pilot, was arrested in London on charges of being drunk prior to flying from London to Chicago on Mon...

Edie Disler, Air Force Academy Professor, Disciplined For "Don't Ask Don't Tell" Discussion

Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

A professor at the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Edie Disler, alleges that she has been disciplined for inviting gay Academy graduates to spe...

After Lawsuit, Religious Tolerance On The Rise At Air Force

AP | DAN ELLIOTT | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. — The Air Force Academy says religious tolerance has improved dramatically since allegations five years ago that evange...

They're baaaack: the black helicopters of Yoder

Westword | Westword | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

All Shellie Kirby wants is a place where she and her husband Mark can live in peace with their Spanish mustang, Rebel, and their other hors...

Biden Cracks Joke About Obama Teleprompter

LA Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

On Tuesday, he did the economic recovery thing, touting the environmentally friendly jobs that President Obama's $787-billion stimulus package is crea...

Obsession "Stars" Have Lectured at U.S. Military Colleges; U.S. Navy Uses Film

Chris Rodda | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Chris Rodda

Two of the Islamophobic fear mongers featured in Obsession have been invited to speak at U.S. Military Colleges.

McCain And My Captive Cadets

David Haven Blake | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
David Haven Blake

For my Air Force Academy students, the central moment of their imagined military lives was being a prisoner of war. They imagined captivity transformed soldiers into celebrities, as if POWs possessed a special currency that allowed them to exchange life as a retired officer for life as a presidential candidate.

Bush, Air Force Graduates Get Rowdy During Graduation Ceremony

Huffington Post | Brigitte Bradford | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

On Wednesday, President Bush attended The Air Force Academy's graduation. The graduates' excitement appeared to rub off on the President, who flexed, ...