The left-wing attack group ProgressNow took a shot at Governor Hickenlooper this week for daring to chart a middle ground on hydraulic fracturing
In the wake of the rather robust trouncing Republicans sustained in the last election, pundits have been unable to stop gloating about how the GOP’s drubbing is a result of the party faithful attacking its own in a head-long dive to the right. In essence, their argument is that the Republican party might not lose crucial races if they didn’t spend so much time demanding “ideological purity” from candidates and incumbents. Read more »
SECRET AGENT? What sorts of things was Mr. Obama’s EPA chief corresponding about that couldn’t be done via an official government e-mail?
Almost lost amid the over-done Kabuki in Washington, D.C. recently was news that Lisa Jackson, Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, is stepping down. An Obama loyalist, Jackson has been at the tip of the spear in implementing the President’s war on coal, his obstruction of the Keystone XL Pipeline and countless other regulatory and administrative control measures that choke economic development while appeasing a major constituency of the left, radical environmentalists. Read more »
None other than former U.S. Rep. Patrick Kennedy (D-RI) has become a national spokesman for the anti-marijuana cause…Yes, that Patrick Kennedy
With the passage of Amendment 64, Coloradans will need to brace themselves for the punch lines and cheesy stereotypes that come with the territory for states that decide to leave it up to adults to make their own choices about recreational marijuana use. Read more »
Unlike Bennet, Republicans who voted against the “fiscal-cliff” package at least gave an explanation: They wanted more spending cuts.
Only those with strong stomachs should attempt to digest Thursday’s nauseatingly obsequious tribute to Colorado’s own Sen. Michael Bennet by New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd.
Even by the standards of puff pieces, Dowd’s “The man who said ‘nay’” hits a new low in journalistic toe-licking. Read more »
FOR SHOW? Bennet doesnt say how he would reduce the deficit, and his statement didn’t even contain the phrase “spending cuts”
No doubt Sen. Michael Bennet was trying to buff up his bipartisan bona fides with his vote against the so-called fiscal-cliff “compromise” (which is really little more than a tax hike), but pardon us if we’re less than wowed.
Bennet, a Democrat, was one of just eight senators to vote “no” on the Senate-brokered deal, which passed with 89 votes in the early hours of Tuesday morning. Read more »
We’re encouraged by the steps being taken by the Douglas County School District in the wake of the Connecticut tragedy
If an armed police officer had been at Sandy Hook Elementary School the morning of Dec. 14, eating breakfast or filling out paperwork in the cafeteria, would the outcome have been the same?
We’ll never know, of course, but it stands to reason that the victims of the Sandy Hook shooting would have stood a better chance if somebody other than the bad guy had carried a gun that horrific morning. Read more »
Why didn’t Democrats didn’t call up and pass each of the measures they are now proffering as solutions to gun violence when they controlled all levers of government?
As the dust begins to settle on the unfathomable massacre of innocents that took place in Newtown, Connecticut last week, we can’t help but shake our heads at the blatant, willful exploitation of this tragedy in the name of advancing a keystone priority of the American left – gun control. Read more »
LET THEM SPEND MORE: This week, Senator Udall attached an amendment to the Defense Authorization Act to remove a ban on the military purchasing alternative fuels that cost more than traditional ones
We must admit to having mixed emotions about seeing Colorado’s senior Senator take to the floor of the Senate this week.
On one hand, it’s nice to be reminded that Colorado does actually have a couple of guys we sent to represent us in that stale body of gridlock. On the other hand, with Sen. Mark Udall, it’s often only a matter of time before he says something at the podium that makes us wince. Read more »
SAY UNCLE, ALREADY: We hope Mr. Hickenlooper and the rest of political establishment will respect the election results and fully implement Amendment 64
It was just two short weeks ago that radio ads featuring ex-Governors Bill Owens and Bill Ritter permeated the airwaves, with the two Bills confidently predicting that the necessity of marijuana prohibition was something “we can agree on.” Read more »
PUNCHING OUT JOBS: While it goes without saying that elections have consequences, Salazar’s decision effectively rips the rug out from under companies looking to invest in Colorado
Fresh off a convincing electoral victory, it didn’t take the Obama Administration long to get back to doing what they do best: locking up land prime for oil shale and tar sand development in the West.
Reading communications coming from the Department of the Interior might leave one with the impression that Interior Secretary Ken Salazar intended on releasing this decision to bolster his street-cred among environmentalists he hopes to work for now that he’s being forced out of Obama’s cabinet. Read more »