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After last week’s winter weather catastrophe in Texas, we can imagine Jerry Jones sitting in a highrise somewhere looking just like the cat that ate the canary. Coloradans likely know him as the billionaire owner of the Dallas Cowboys, but he also controls Comstock Resources, a natural gas o…

It doesn’t take a time-traveling DeLorean to learn some important economic lessons from the past. One of the greatest to come out of the last two decades is that recovering from economic disaster shouldn’t, but almost certainly will, fall victim to politics.

It’s almost like the universe, appalled by our inattention, used COVID, George Floyd, the broken economy and Trump’s post-election lie-fest, right up to the Capitol insurrection of Jan. 6, to make us stop. To make us see how polarized and lost America has become and force us to re-examine th…

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As Jan. 6 dawned and a truly alarming number of congressional Republicans were poised to vote against certification of the presidential election, Judd Legum’s online politics newsletter Popular Information published a connect-the-dots kind of article. In “20 corporations, $16 million, and 13…

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This America is shocking, but not surprising. This America — where white Trump supporters can storm the Capitol almost unimpeded, forcing Congress into lockdown in an illegal attempt to erase an election they lost — is what we built, through action and inaction. Americans might say, “We’re b…

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I love using TV sitcoms to illustrate where we are as a society. And I’d like to take a minute, just sit right there, as we examine the Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. 

A couple weeks ago I stopped by a locally owned restaurant for some takeout on my way home from the office. It was a Thursday evening — chilly but clear. When I made my way to the entrance, one set of doors was dark and likely locked. I didn’t try them. Through the large windows I saw the di…

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Almonds, walnuts, chestnuts, peanuts (a legume, actually), Brazil, macadamia and cashew. Some are honey roasted, some spicy — even mixed.

Following a roller-coaster Election Week (it’s no longer accurate to call it Election Day and may not ever be again), it’s over: Come January, President-elect Joe Biden will be sworn in as the 46th commander in chief of the United States of America. Politically speaking, it’s a big swing and…

Anyone who has ever done therapy has encountered the term “objective reality.” It’s what IS — the situation on the ground uncolored by our peccadillos, politics, spiritual beliefs, upbringing defects, ingrained habits, relationship baggage, assorted brokenness, passions and fears. It’s the p…

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The country is less than three weeks away from Election Day and chances are, no matter where you get your news, you’ve been told how divided our nation is — that there’s very little interest from the powers that be or the sides they lead in discussing commonalities. As we know, when it comes…

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October is Arts Month. In another time, we’d be going to museums, listening to live music, seeing plays at the Ent Center, the Millibo Art Theatre or the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center at Colorado College.

Only 47 more days until the election, and for some officeholders — specifically President Donald Trump and Sen. Cory Gardner — the polls aren’t looking all that rosy. They’re both fighting uphill battles for the hearts and minds of environmental voters, so they’ve engaged in a bit of last-mi…

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We’ve heard the term “post-truth world” used to describe our current situation. It’s seen in the proliferation of “alternative facts” that make their way through social media; it’s been used to explain the outright lies told on cable news networks; and the term is particularly apt when it co…

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At the end of July, millions of Americans — and about 10.4 percent of eligible workers in El Paso County — found themselves staring down hunger, loss of utilities, evictions and homelessness when federal assistance for the unemployed ran out.

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In May, the unemployment figure for Americans ages 16 to 29 sat at just under 7.7 million. Ivanka Trump (who sorta works for her dad) recently suggested that these people just “find something new,” maybe get an associate degree or certification in a high-demand field. Good advice in less-ins…

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After months spent railing against numbers that show the coronavirus isn’t going to “disappear, like a miracle,” President Trump has suddenly ordered hospitals nationwide to send their daily COVID-19 data directly to the Department of Health and Human Services — bypassing the politically neu…

Are we on the verge of recreating Colorado Springs, of making it more just and more equal? Will we admit how much white privilege has shaped our city? Or is this apparent public enlightenment another false dawn?

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Any other year, in the twilight of summer vacation, television commercials make the switch from promoting amusement parks and popsicles to touting protractors and pencil boxes. The start of the 2020-21 school year is just around the corner — about a month away for some local districts — and,…

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Colorado Springs City Council gave its initial blessing June 16 to a Council-appointed Police Accountability Advisory Board. It’s an 11-member committee that, as designed, will meet monthly to “discuss policy, procedures, auditing and facilitating community engagement” with regards to polici…

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Voters in El Paso and Teller counties have the opportunity next month to help determine the way we prosecute criminal justice, as well as shift the legislative agenda at the U.S. Capitol.

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If the $2.2 trillion in stimulus money doesn’t save the national economy by buoying the businesses and people who need it most, it will be the most egregious waste of taxpayer-funded emergency relief in U.S. history.