Editorial

Our View: The Smoke and Mirrors Budget

December 13, 2013
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Lawmakers who voted for the budget apparently don’t see the irony of touting future reductions in spending while voting to cancel previously promised spending cuts

Lawmakers who voted for the budget apparently don’t see the irony of touting future spending cuts while voting to cancel previously promised ones

Kudos to Republican Representatives Mike Coffman and Cory Gardner for opposing the bipartisan bait-and-switch budget put forward by U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wisc.) and Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wash.) this week.  Unfortunately, the rest of Colorado’s House delegation voted for the smoke-and-mirrors package, which boosts spending now in return for the promise of spending cuts later…maybe. Read more »

Our View: Romanoff’s 99 Problems

November 18, 2013
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Romanoff is fond of presenting himself as a “moderate,” but you wouldn’t know it from looking at the “Who’s Who” of well-known liberals who hosted a fundraiser for the perennial candidate

Romanoff is fond of presenting himself as a “moderate,” but his financial backers are a “Who’s Who” of well-known liberals

Like many of his fellow Democrats, Congressional hopeful Andrew Romanoff (D-Denver) hasn’t found much time to talk about the estimated 250,000 Coloradans who have already lost their health insurance thanks to left-wing social engineering.  He has, however, found time to attend a swanky fundraiser with some of Obamacare’s chief architects in Washington. Read more »

Our View: Yet Another Postie Bolts for the Left

November 14, 2013
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The Post is dreaming if they think the steady stream of defections by their writers to left-wing groups aren’t hurting the paper’s credibility.

The Post is dreaming if they think the steady stream of writers leaving to take jobs with left-wing campaign groups aren’t hurting the paper’s credibility.

Here’s a headline we can’t wait to see: “Denver Post writer resigns to join conservative organization.”  But we aren’t holding our breath.

Yes, we know, pigs will fly before a Post reporter jumps ship to align with the right. At least that’s the impression we get from this year’s significant Post departures, the latest involving editorial-board member Tim Hoover. Read more »

Our View: Dem Unity Takes a Hit After Amendment 66

November 12, 2013
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The lopsided defeat of Amendment 66 suggests that voters are starting to conclude that Democrats can't be trusted

The defeat of Amendment 66 suggests that many voters are starting to conclude that Democrats can’t be trusted

Perhaps the most interesting drama in the aftermath of voters turning down Amendment 66, Governor Hickenlooper’s widely unpopular $1 billion tax hike, may be the infighting that has broken out among Democrats.

Colorado Democrats tend to do their finger-pointing behind closed doors — unlike Republicans, who have no problem airing their feuds in public—which is why we were intrigued by Miller Hudson’s postmortem in the Colorado Statesman. Read more »

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 »

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