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Entries from October 2008

Teachers union dues back gay marriage, ACORN

October 29th, 2008 · No Comments

A recent Wall Street Journal editorial noted that the National Education Association’s California chapter has contributed more than one-third of all money raised by opponents of that state’s proposed constitutional amendment to define marriage as exclusively the domain of man-woman couples. The high school dropout rate is 1-in-4 in California and 1-in-3 in the Los [...]

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Trick or Treat for Democrats

October 28th, 2008 · Comments Off

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Freddie, Fannie mess rests at Dems’ doorstep

October 28th, 2008 · 1 Comment

Cut through the doubletalk that obscures the financial mess in Washington and on Wall Street, and these points are obvious to everyone paying attention: • Congress used the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA), Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae to force banks to make risky loans to “help” people buy houses they could not afford. • As [...]

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U.S. Chamber figures out it’s in a fight

October 27th, 2008 · No Comments

While many Colorado businesses are feeding the hand that bites them, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce has figured out that it can’t count on Democrats to do what’s right for business if that inconveniences trial lawyers, labor unions, radical environmentalists or any other liberal-left special interest. Kimberley Strassel’s Potomac Watch column in the Wall Street [...]

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Voters shouldn’t reward labor’s lies

October 24th, 2008 · No Comments

Politicians and campaigns are masters of “spin” – selectively presenting facts in a way that leads the target audience to believe what the spin doctors want them to believe. Like it or not, spin is unavoidable because everyone has a unique perspective, formed by their own experiences and beliefs. But there’s spin, and then there [...]

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Initiatives do taxpayers no favors

October 20th, 2008 · No Comments

“Government is the great fiction through which everyone endeavors to live at the expense of everyone else.” — Frederic Bastiat. Contrary to popular belief, the citizen initiative process is not inherently – or even incidentally – conservative.  Like government, the initiative is merely a reflection of the attitudes and principles of the people. Today, the [...]

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Obama’s tax redistribution scheme

October 14th, 2008 · No Comments

Barack Obama continues to promise tax cuts to 95% of taxpayers — and the fawning liberal lapdog media still cannot understand that these numbers just don’t add up. As Alex Brill and Alan Viard explained recently in The American, Obama’s “tax cuts for the middle class are actually marginal rate hikes in disguise.”  That is, [...]

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Intimidation by ObamaNation

October 13th, 2008 · No Comments

Barack Obama says Republicans “are going to try to make you afraid of me.” Well, it’s hard to imagine how the GOP could conjure up a more fearsome specter of an Obama presidency than the one created by the tactics of his own campaign.

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Lightning: Musgrave flashes, Markey burns

October 9th, 2008 · No Comments

In between innings of the Phillies-Dodgers playoff game, I switched over to watch a few minutes of the 4th Congressional District debate between Congresswoman Marilyn Musgrave and her Democrat challenger, Betsy Markey.  To my surprise, I watched the rest of the debate and didn’t get back to the game. Let’s just say that anyone who [...]

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‘Nonprofits,’ big bucks advance Dems’ agenda

October 6th, 2008 · 1 Comment

Although it’s a week behind the excellent series by FaceTheState.com, at least The Denver Post isn’t ignoring FTS’ good work in uncovering details of the Democrats’ multi-million-dollar money machine and its effective work to turn Colorado blue:

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