A Bill of Good Things to Have

February 10th, 2012 by admin Categories: Barry Fagin, Opinion Editorials, Publications, housing No Responses

by Barry Fagin
Mr. President:
What a pleasure to see your byline on The Gazette’s opinion pages. Of course, you must have had your people write that column on your “Housing Bill of Rights.” But you’re a busy man; that’s completely excusable.
What is less excusable is the idea that what a dozen previous administrations of both parties [...]

SOPA: Another Flawed Effort to Make the Internet Behave

January 16th, 2012 by admin Categories: Barry Fagin, Opinion Editorials, Publications, transparency No Responses

by Barry Fagin
When a piece of freedom-busting legislation has bipartisan support, you know we’re in trouble. As one humorist wrote, “Bipartisan support is when your ex and her lawyer agree you have a problem.”
The latest pile of bipartisan waste working its way through the bowels of Congress toward its ultimate destination is the Stop Online [...]

Federal Pay Freeze Should Precede a Larger Fiscal Conversation

December 16th, 2010 by admin Categories: Barry Fagin, Opinion Editorials, colorado, colorado springs, employee, federal, freeze, gazette, obama, pay No Responses

by Barry Fagin
As a long-time, hard-working federal employee who gives up a lot to work where he does, I have just one thing to say about the proposed federal employee pay freeze. I think it’s a terrific idea.
Well, maybe not exactly terrific, particularly if you think about how little difference it would actually make. But [...]