INFLUENCE PEDDLING? Mr. Bennet introduced legislation this month to block energy development at the behest of a green pressure group headed by a former member of his staff
News broken by The Colorado Observer last week that Zane Kessler, a former senior staff member in U.S. Senator Michael Bennet’s office, has been hired as a lobbyist focused on preventing the development of existing leases on federal land in western Colorado should come as no surprise. Read more »
POLITICAL OPPORTUNISM: Last week, Mr. Perlmutter used the shootings to stump for new gun control rules. This week, he’s using them to defend ObamaCare
Just like the rest of our fellow Coloradans, we are still trying to comprehend the dumbfounding violence that broke out in Aurora nearly two weeks ago. There is virtually no way to understand why or how a human being could unleash such senseless terror on others. Read more »
CRONY SOCIALISM? It seems that almost no one in America is better off than they were four years ago – with the exception of Mr. Obama’s friends in the environmental industry
After 41 straight months of unemployment above 8 per cent, a paltry 80,000 jobs created last month, a record number of long-term unemployed, plummeting incomes for workers across the board, and an explosion of slackers and loafers living on government handouts, it seems that almost no one in America is better off than they were four years ago. Read more »
Back in March, we penned an editorial supporting State Representative Ray Scott’s legislation aimed at reining in the out of control public trustee system in Colorado. While Scott’s legislation was ultimately successful, one of its co-sponsors, Representative Daniel Pabon (D-Denver) and Governor John Hickenlooper’s pack of lobbyists were astonishingly successful in watering it down so much that it really accomplished nothing. Read more »
Not satisfied with having converted America’s social safety net into a hammock for loafers, Mr. Obama is now seeking to raise marginal tax rates for high income earners
A “step in the right direction.” That’s how President Obama described the anemic jobs report showing that just 80,000 jobs were created last month – 5,000 fewer than the 85,000 Americans who left the workforce to receive Social Security Disability payments, and just half of the roughly 150,000 new jobs needed just to keep pace with population growth. Read more »
SCORING POLITICAL POINTS: Left wing attack machine ProgressNow slammed Romney for visiting the Waldo Canyon Fire site, but hasn't had much to say about a visit by President Obama, or a planned drop in by Interior chief Ken Salazar
This just in: It’s okay for national Democrats to tour the site of the Waldo Canyon wildfire, but not Republicans.
ProgressNow Colorado executive director Joanne Schwartz was outraged Sunday upon learning that presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney may visit the fire wreckage in Colorado Springs Wednesday as part of a three-day swing through Colorado. Read more »
Governors Bobby Jindal of Louisiana and Rick Scott of Florida have announced that they do not intend to allow Medicaid expansion to explode in their respective states -- because they simply can’t afford it
With a vast majority of news coverage appropriately being focused on wildfires burning across Colorado throughout the past couple of weeks, coverage of a statement released by Governor John Hickenlooper in reaction to the U.S. Supreme Court’s ObamaCare decision has largely been ignored.
Our reading of a press release put out by the Governor on June 28, 2012 leads us to believe that the Governor has every intention of allowing Medicaid expansion to continue consuming every other function of state government, including higher education. Read more »
Sherman, who was quick to blame climate change for the pine beetle crisis, evidently hasn't read his own 2011 Forest Service report on the topic
According to an article appearing in yesterday’s Washington Post, U.S. Department of Agriculture Undersecretary Harris Sherman saw the massive Colorado wildfires coming. Missing from the article is any explanation from Mr. Sherman about what steps he or anyone else in his Department took to prevent them. Read more »
If Salazar is willing to stand up to environmental activists in Alaska, why won’t he do it in Colorado?
As actual proponents of an all-of the above energy policy for the United States of America, we read the news of Interior Secretary Ken Salazar’s impending approval of drilling leases in the Chukchi and Beaufort seas as good news for that state and for our nation as a whole. However, yet again, we are left wondering when exactly Ken Salazar is going to deliver for his home state when it comes to pushing back against radical environmentalists who he seems to concede exist solely for the purpose of suing federal agencies over land use decisions. Read more »
Roberts with then-President Bush in 2005
“What matters on the Supreme Court is those 5 percent of cases that are truly difficult. In those cases, adherence to precedent and rules of construction and interpretation will only get you through the 25th mile of the marathon,” Barack Obama told his Senate colleagues in 2005. “That last mile can only be determined on the basis of one’s deepest values, one’s core concerns, one’s broader perspectives on how the world works, and the depth and breadth of one’s empathy.” Read more »