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Our View: Ethics Attack Strategy Backfires on Dems

November 1, 2013
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Hick can thank Colorado Ethics Watch for creating the political ethics complaint industry

Hick can thank Colorado Ethics Watch for creating the politically charged ethics complaint industry

It must be frustrating to be a liberal hack. You work hard to perfect an ambush tactic against Republicans, it works like a charm–and then conservatives figure it out and start using it against Democrats.  At least, that’s how we’d sum up the current debacle over the Colorado Independent Ethics Commission. Read more »

Our View: Mainstream Media Silence on Raid of Reporter’s Home Discouraging

October 29, 2013
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TCO's Hudson appeared on FoxNews yesterday to discuss the unprecedented seizure of her files and notes by federal agents

TCO’s Hudson appeared on FoxNews Monday to discuss the unprecedented seizure of her files and notes by federal agents

We couldn’t help but notice that media interest in the outrageous story of the federal raid on TCO reporter Audrey Hudson’s house in Maryland is starting to look a tad one-sided.

Hudson made the rounds Monday on television and radio, describing her ordeal in the Aug. 6 pre-dawn raid in which federal agents, armed with a search warrant for a potato launcher, seized instead her files on stories she had written in the mid-2000s on problems in Homeland Security’s Federal Air Marshals Service. Read more »

Our View: Journalists vs. Jack-Booted Thugs

October 28, 2013
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In August, federal officials raided the home of TCO reporter Audrey Hudson, stealing notes and files that contained

In August, federal officials raided the home of TCO reporter Audrey Hudson, stealing notes and files containing information about her sources at the Department of Homeland Security

Politicians grumbling about reporters they view as unfriendly or unfair is nothing new.  Indeed, complaints about media bias have been around as long as the media itself.  But hostility against the press seems to have been taken to a new level during the Obama administration, with officials using their executive authority to intimidate reporters, including most recently TCO’s own Washington Correspondent, Audrey Hudson. Read more »

Our View: Obama’s Feckless Foreign Policy

October 1, 2013
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Mr. Obama’s amateurish and feckless foreign policy decisions are causes for serious concern.

Mr. Obama’s amateurish and feckless foreign policy decisions are cause for serious concern

Over the past few weeks, Americans have had a front row seat to the indecision that defines President Obama’s foreign policy. The Obama Doctrine — if you can call such an inconsistent approach to international relations a “doctrine” — has weakened America’s position and moral authority, while empowering dictators, rogue regimes, and terrorists.  Read more »

Our View: President Obama’s Government Shutdown Gambit

September 25, 2013
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This fight isn’t just about ObamaCare. It’s about reining in the government’s seemingly endless appetite to spend more than it takes in

This fight isn’t just about ObamaCare. It’s about reining in the government’s endless appetite to spend more than it takes in

Listening to the mainstream media and beltway political hacks over the past few weeks, you’d probably be inclined to think Republicans in Washington are embarking on a quixotic mission to destroy ObamaCare by shutting down the government. Read more »

Our View: Voters Rejected Big Money Influence, Gun Control in Recalls

September 11, 2013
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Tuesday night's results a triumph of grassroots volunteers over the deep pockets of out-of-state special interests

Tuesday night’s results represent a triumph of local volunteers over the deep pockets of out-of-state special interests

Confronted with an overwhelming financial disadvantage, demonized by shameless TV ads suggesting they wanted to criminalize miscarriages, and even an eleventh-hour get-out-the-vote call by former President Bill Clinton, the grassroots effort to recall Democratic state Senators John Morse and Angela Giron prevailed Tuesday night. Read more »

Our View: Did Bloomberg Buy the Recalls?

September 10, 2013
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Republicans and recallers are running a real ground war, but will it be enough to overcome Bloomberg's billions? Tonight we'll know.

Republicans and recallers are running a real ground war, but will it be enough to overcome Bloomberg’s billions?

The outcome of today’s historic recall elections are about more than the jobs of embattled Democratic state Senators John Morse and Angela Giron.  They will also speak volumes about the influence of unlimited amounts of special interest money on Colorado’s elections.  Will those special interests succeed?  Or will voters see the left wing smear machine for what it is – crass, dishonest, willing to say anything to preserve their power. Read more »

Our View: Big Leaguers Could Learn from Little Counterparts

August 22, 2013
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The Little League World Series is a welcome reprieve from what is too often a dark and dangerous world

The Little League World Series is a welcome reprieve from what is so often a dark and dangerous world

We don’t often use this space to write about sports, but the juxtaposition of Major League Baseball’s latest performance enhancing substance scandal against the awe-inspiring performance of the youngsters competing in this year’s Little League World Series is simply too glaring to ignore.

In an era that seems to be defined by extremism, violence, corruption and global conflict, the annual convergence of bright-eyed ballplayers on tiny South Williamsport, Pa., is a welcome reprieve from what is so often a dark and dangerous world. Read more »

Our View: Election Reform Groundhog Day

August 20, 2013
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Maybe next year, Democrats will take some time to listen to the warnings put forth by opposition legislators and local officials before rubber-stamping such radical measures

Next time, maybe Democrats will listen to the warnings of opposition legislators and local officials

As if voters needed yet another reason to throw Senate President John Morse (D-Colo. Springs) and liberal Senator Angela Giron (D-Pueblo) out of office, a ruling by District Judge Robert McGahey last week provided yet another straw on the proverbial camel’s back.

Siding with a third party candidate who claimed he had been denied access to the ballot, the judge noted that a controversial piece of “election reform” legislation rushed through the General Assembly earlier this year – with support from Morse, Giron and even Governor John Hickenlooper – is in conflict with the Colorado Constitution. Read more »

Our View: ProgressNow and the Pueblo Chieftain

August 7, 2013
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We are counting the days until the bias-sniffing journalism watchdogs at ProgNow denounce the revolving door between Hick HQ and the liberal Denver media

Will the “watchdogs” at ProgNow denounce the revolving door between Hick HQ and the liberal Denver media?

We couldn’t help but notice that ProgressNow Colorado has launched its latest fatwa against the Pueblo Chieftain for what are allegedly grievous crimes against journalism.

Three Chieftain executives signed the recall petition against state Sen. Angela Giron (D-Pueblo), which ProgNow’s Amy Runyon-Harms denounced as “clear evidence of an unethical conflict of interest” that gives the newspaper a “major credibility problem reporting on the recall election.” Read more »

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