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Entries from July 2008

What would Obama fight for?

July 28th, 2008 · 2 Comments

Unless you’ve been imbibing 100-proof hope-and-change, you could hardly listen to President — er, make that, Candidate — Obama’s Berlin speech without questioning whether there is anything that he is truly willing to fight for. Not merely fighting metaphorically or deploying persuasive prose, but actually committing American lives to defend a principle that must not [...]

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Ritter’s act wears thin with Coloradans

July 23rd, 2008 · 2 Comments

Commenting on a recent Rasmussen Poll, political strategist and former Democrat state chairman Floyd Ciruli notes that Gov. Bill Ritter’s approval rating is running nearly 20 points behind that of another western Democrat, Montana’s Brian Schweitzer. In a Rocky Mountain News op-ed, Ciruli cites a checklist of Ritter’s missteps, miscalculations and shortcomings in his first [...]

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Obama: Vanity or divinity?

July 21st, 2008 · 2 Comments

Washington Post’s Charles Krauthammer is among a handful of must-read columnists because he virtually always has something insightful to say and because, on occasions like this, he says it so very well: What Obama does not seem to understand is that the Brandenburg Gate is something you earn.  President Ronald Reagan earned the right to [...]

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Colorado’s ‘no energy’ economy

July 13th, 2008 · 1 Comment

As if paying $4-plus for gasoline isn’t bad enough, some of Colorado’s political leaders seem bound and determined to spread pain at the pump to the cost of heating our homes this winter — and for decades to come. Ours is a beautiful state with an abundance of natural resources: silver and gold lured early [...]

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Post says it’s OK to politick on taxpayers’ dime

July 9th, 2008 · No Comments

Never mind that the law says you can’t use taxpayer dollars to do homework for an ill-prepared (or well-prepared, for that matter) ballot initiative — or that the courts have said the same. The Denver Post, in an editorial that reads like a Supreme Court ruling, has given its dispensation for the Governor’s minions to [...]

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Ritter on O’Reilly: I’m so confused

July 9th, 2008 · 1 Comment

Like Barack Obama, Gov. Bill Ritter has trouble articulating when he can’t follow a script. On Monday, the O’Reilly Factor showed an on-the-street interview with Ritter, asking whether he would sign “Jessica’s Law,” a mandatory 25-year minimum sentence for sex offenders who prey on children. Ritter at first tried to ignore the O’Reilly Factor reporter, [...]

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The True Meaning of Independence

July 3rd, 2008 · No Comments

As we observe the anniversary of the Declaration of Independence this Fourth of July, we should consider the unique form of government for which our Founding Fathers chose to risk “their lives, their fortunes, and their sacred honor” against the militarily-superior British. The definitive passage in the Declaration reads: “We hold these truths to be [...]

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