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Advancing justice for unborn victims

April 17th, 2015 · Comments Off

Acknowledging the humanity of an unborn child is always the right thing to do, and it shouldn’t always have to be discussed in the context of abortion.  That’s why the recently introduced “Offenses Against Unborn Children Act” is a worthy cause. 

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School funding suffers from ObamaCare

April 4th, 2015 · Comments Off

Coloradans’ eyes understandably pass over reports about legislators working on the annual state budget.  After all, the “long bill” – so named because it spans nearly 500 pages – is a necessary but mind-numbing legislative drudgery, salted with indiscernible acronyms, and largely incomprehensible to anyone outside the State Capitol. To most inside the State Capitol, [...]

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Easy access to entitlements undermines Americans’ work ethic

February 15th, 2015 · Comments Off

“Our greatest primary task is to put people to work.” – Franklin D. Roosevelt, 1933. Although sometimes considered the father of the American entitlement state, FDR understood that our sense of achievement and self-sufficiency comes from our work. Forty years later, another Democrat, Sen. Daniel Patrick Moynihan likewise grasped the degrading affect of welfare on [...]

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Don’t punish taxpayers for economic growth

January 13th, 2015 · Comments Off

Colorado’s economy has shown remarkable resiliency in the wake of the Great Recession. Unemployment has steadily fallen from a high of 9.6% in 2010 to an estimated 4.1% in November 2014. Income indicators roared past pre-recession levels and now both wages and salary and per capita income are significantly higher. In the past five years, [...]

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Public grows skeptical about cost of ‘Affordable Care’

October 8th, 2013 · Comments Off

Nobody likes the unknown, so it’s easy to understand why Americans are growing increasingly wary as the implementation of ObamaCare or, as it is formally known, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, draws near. Although the law passed in 2010, many of the key components take affect within the next 15 months: • Health [...]

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Freedom flickers in recall of senators

September 12th, 2013 · Comments Off

After the stunning recall of two Democrat state senators who led the legislature’s lurch to the loony left, maybe there’s still hope for freedom in Colorado after all – but only if more Coloradans become fierce defenders of their freedoms. The ouster of Senate President John Morse (D-Colorado Springs) and Sen. Angela Giron (D-Pueblo) was [...]

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Democrats keep sticking it to rural Colorado

April 22nd, 2013 · Comments Off

Now that they have regained total control of the State Capitol, Democrat leaders in the legislature just cannot resist kicking rural Colorado every time they get a chance. It was necessary, they told us, for rural Coloradans – and gun owners everywhere – to compromise our lifestyle and our freedom as part of their irrational [...]

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Students, teachers short changed by PERA bailout

March 31st, 2013 · Comments Off

As Colorado lawmakers consider an overhaul of the way the state funds K-12 education, more people are noticing that schools are increasingly forced to pay for the past rather than to invest in the future. Our public schools must take money out of the classroom in order to pay for investment losses and unaffordable promises [...]

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Obama on business: ignorance or arrogance

July 21st, 2012 · Comments Off

What’s more frustrating about President Obama – his ignorance of how difficult it is to make a profit in business or his arrogance that there’s so little he doesn’t know? Here’s a man with less business experience than a third-grader with a lemonade stand and who has said that during his one, brief private-sector job [...]

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Obama’s tangled health care tales

April 15th, 2012 · Comments Off

Isn’t it ironic that the Smartest President Ever – according to one historian – can say something so ridiculous that most high school civics students would recognize his statements to be hogwash? After the Supreme Court concluded its hearings on the Affordable Care Act (aka “ObamaCare”), President Obama said, during a White House news conference [...]

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