DOUBLE STANDARD: No pro-equality Democrat could justify voting to confirm Chuck Hagel if he were nominated by a Republican president
Imagine this: Mitt Romney wins last November and nominates someone for defense secretary who was hostile to gay Americans and gay rights. That same Romney nominee had also strongly criticized Israel, opposed even the possibility of military action to prevent a nuclear Iran, and backed massive, job-killing defense cuts. Read more »
McNULTY: Recent reports indicate that more than 60 percent of the men who have sexually assaulted women have done it more than once
Making sure that we’re doing everything we can to prevent sexual assaults against women must be a top priority. Likewise, we must make sure that we are doing everything we can to remove these predators from our neighborhoods so that they’re not stalking their next victim.
We have the opportunity to do both with House Bill 1020. Read more »
RODENBURG: The payroll tax hike our leaders in Washington approved in January is causing a lot of financial strain for the average Joe Sixpack
Earlier this month, we watched as Members of Congress, Senators and President Obama congratulated themselves for striking a deal to avoid the so-called “fiscal cliff.” But did we really avoid it?
I’m sure by now most people have received their first “post fiscal cliff” paycheck. And I suspect that many of them aren’t too happy about it. Read more »
TIPTON: Medicare, Social Security and many other safety nets and vital programs are on the path to bankruptcy if we fail to get spending under control
The people of the 3rd District want Congress to pass a responsible budget that cuts spending, protects and strengthens programs like Medicare and Social Security, and ensures that our troops have the resources they need to defend our nation. This is my goal, and I will fight to pass a responsible budget in this Congress. And if Congress doesn’t do its job and pass a budget, then members shouldn’t be paid. Read more »
McNULTY: The time is now to pass mandatory minimum sentences for predators who sexually assault children
Evil knows too many forms. I cannot imagine a harsher form of Evil than a father betraying his own daughter. It made me sick when I read that Jason LaRosa will walk on charges of sexual assault of a child and aggravated incest. LaRosa was convicted for performing oral sex on his 2 ½ year old daughter at a swim club. Read more »
DETERRENT? H.L. Mencken once famously declared, “Hanging one scoundrel, it appears, does not deter the next. Well, what of it? The first one is at least disposed of.”
As I caught up on my Twitter feed last week, a post by Matt Drudge struck me and caused perspective.
Drudge’s post was this: “There will be over 3,500 killed in the USA today from abortion. No flags lowered, no presidents crying. No media hyperventilating. Normal day.”
How do I reconcile protecting life and supporting society’s use of the death penalty? Read more »
RED TAPE: State, local and federal regulations should be based on common sense and geared toward helping small businesses prosper, not be a key factor in closing them down
As we put another year behind us, one of the things we always do in the private sector is look back and reflect on how the year went.
As a small business owner we see what we did well, what we need to improve on, and overall how we performed compared to last year. After that reflection, we try to move forward and improve ourselves in the New Year. Read more »
Union leadership continues to complain about the district’s fiscally conservative practices
Christmas is here. While most students in Colorado schools are on their long-awaited breaks, the disgruntled teachers union leadership in Douglas County is stepping up their smear campaign. And while they stretch the truth to attack the school board that bid them adieu, their attacks also leave behind some collateral damage. They swing and miss the target, but end up hitting others. Read more »
McNULTY: We owe it to ourselves to make sure that simple protections are employed to enhance the integrity of our elections (Li Tsin Soon Image)
A couple of weeks before this past Election Day I was picking up a bottle of NyQuil at Target. The clerk asked for my driver’s license to complete the purchase. Being tired and sick I quipped and asked her if my Xcel bill would suffice. She wasn’t amused. I scanned my driver’s license and was off to a better night’s sleep without the coughing and sneezing… Read more »
RODENBURG: Government simply doesn’t understand how a business is actually run
Challenges, large and small, are something all small businesses grapple with on a daily basis – things like economic downturns, increased pressure from the competition, and government rules and regulation, just to name a few. Read more »