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Entries from April 2008

MUST READS

April 28th, 2008 · No Comments

Supreme Court gets it right on voter fraud – Investors Business DailyEveryone in the country should be pleased with the news. But, of course, not everyone is. It’s almost as if some are disturbed that the ruling will make it harder to commit voter fraud.

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You must be a Colorado Democrat!

April 27th, 2008 · No Comments

Updated April 27 If you think private and religious colleges that take no state tax dollars should be regulated by state bureaucrats, you must be a Colorado Democrat. If you think taxing marriage will reduce child abuse, you must be a Colorado Democrat. If you plan to pay for new programs with revenues from the [...]

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MUST READS: Energy

April 16th, 2008 · No Comments

Bill Ritter’s energy insecurity – John Harpole, ALineOfSight.comI was not trying to embarrass the Governor.  It was not meant to be a trick question.  Rather, it was a simple question that most politicians would shrug off with a predetermined in-the-can answer.

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MUST READS: The Obama File

April 15th, 2008 · No Comments

Obama’s flaws multiply – John Fund, Wall Street JournalBarack Obama’s San Francisco-Democrat comment about how working class voters "cling to guns or religion" is already famous.  But his aides tell reporters that he is bewildered that anybody took offense. Hey, Barack, it’s about freedom – Investors Business DailyYou wouldn’t know it from listening to Barach [...]

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MUST READS: Global warming

April 14th, 2008 · No Comments

The real costs of ‘cap and trade’ – Don Nickles and Charles Stenholm, Investors Business DailyIf you think energy prices are high now, wait until Congress slaps a ‘cap and trade’ carbon tax on top of existing costs — and without any assurance that other all of this ‘sacrifice’ will make a difference.

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Health care psychosis

April 11th, 2008 · No Comments

Samuel Johnson called second marriages "the triumph of hope over experience." The same might be said for the latest health care reform bill at the State Capitol. For more than 20 years, crusading politicians have promised to deliver better health care to more people for less money simply by saying "make it so." With rare [...]

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MUST READS: Health care

April 11th, 2008 · No Comments

Mandating health insurance is big mistake – Paul Hsieh, MD, Denver PostSen. Bob Hagedorn would force all Coloradans to purchase mandatory health insurance because it would be "immoral" to "sit on our hands and do nothing."  Massachusetts also requires all residents to purchase health insurance, but rather than creating high-quality affordable health care, the result [...]

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MUST READS: The McCain File

April 9th, 2008 · No Comments

McCain and Mo Udall – Michael Lewis, Slate.comAn old anecdote about Mo Udall in the hospital reveals something noteworthy about John McCain’s character.

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Moralizing with other people’s money

April 2nd, 2008 · No Comments

It’s an article of faith among Democrats that the state budget is a "moral document." However, if the state budget reflects the morality of Democrats then it’s all too obvious that they still worship at the altar of big government. The fiscal shenanigans at the root of the Colorado state budget should cause anyone who’s [...]

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