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Entries from May 2011

Anti-TABOR lawsuit is cynical slap at voters

May 26th, 2011 · Comments Off

Because those doggone Coloradans just won’t vote to increase taxes often enough, a cadre of folks who just can’t bear to see state government spend less is asking a federal judge to do something voters won’t – to strike down voters’ constitutional right to approve tax increases. Led by Democrat State Rep. Andy Kerr, plaintiffs [...]

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Obama’s vision for an irreversible legacy

May 19th, 2011 · Comments Off

Say this for President Barack Obama: he doesn’t lack for vision. As a candidate, Obama spoke of “chang(ing) the trajectory of America” in a way that no president has since Ronald Reagan. Obama’s vision is, of course, antithetical to Reagan’s. Reagan said, “Government is not the solution to our problem; government is the problem.” Obama [...]

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Gerrymandering by any other name: still the same

May 2nd, 2011 · No Comments

Gerrymandering — the conspicuous, irregular manipulating of electoral district boundaries to advantage one political party or candidate — is widely considered a distasteful, if not downright corrupt, practice. Through gerrymandering, incumbent politicians seek to choose their voters rather than vice versa, packing their legislative or congressional districts with enough like-minded constituents to make re-election almost [...]

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