One of every three people living in the Colorado Springs area "depends directly or indirectly upon the military" -- i.e., upon the government. And yet, conservatives tell us that Colorado Springs represents the success of "limited government."
Rumors of Colorado Springs' economic death have been greatly exaggerated, to say the least. Let me put thinks in their proper context.
Voters are being asked to choose between tax hikes on the wealthy and massive spending cuts for basic social services. That is, they are being asked to choose between economic life and death.
Where, with this addiction to war, this perverse use of resources that could house and feed our neighbors to instead destroy homes and villages abroad -- where can we find decency?
Sure, Colorado Springs is known for its ultra-conservative politics. But did average citizens there have any idea what they were about to lose when they said no to a property tax increase?
To know the stakes are high, just look at perhaps the single most conservative, anti-tax and anti-government bastion in America -- Colorado Springs.
Given the pomp and circumstance of Obama's speech one would not expect warmed over politics. Soldiers deserve better. Among them is Pfc. "O", a soldier trained at Fort Carson now on his first tour in Iraq.
We residents of Denver/Boulder have been callously excluded from the warm, inviting Dunkin' embrace (a nearly mythical space I will refer to as the Dunkinsphere).
For all the hostile local coverage there has been no discovery of malfeasance or corruption in the Colorado Springs city government.
Sadly, powerful military leaders are behaving more like missionaries than soldiers entrusted with fulfilling military missions.
"Pray -- Fast --Vote." So Brady Boyd tells his flock at New Life Church in Colorado Springs the Sunday before voter registration closes in the Centenn...
McCain lambasted Obama for not knowing the difference between strategy and tactics; but it is McCain, in his failure to secure Colorado, who has not mastered strategy in 2008.
Some school administrators have been using the campus shootings of the past two years as an excuse to justify cracking down on speech they don't like.