COFFMAN: Military families have already been stressed by the multiple deployments of their service members
With the Iraq War over with and our involvement in Afghanistan winding down, the military is getting ready to downsize and many more veterans will soon be forced to make the transition from the military to civilian life.
I joined the Army after my junior year of high school, earned a high school diploma through an Army program, and was accepted at the University of Colorado before I left active duty. Needless to say, attending the University of Colorado as a young, single veteran was a great experience, both academically and socially. Read more »
MARKS: Will Broomfield allow the will of just two people to substitute for the voice of the voters?
Broomfield voters trusted that their community would decide the fate of fracking. The ugly truth: two self-interested individuals imposed Broomfield’s fracking ban.
Will the Broomfield City Council and/or the courts allow the will of just two people to substitute for the voice of the voters? More importantly, will Coloradans recognize that the Broomfield experience exposes the fact that the wheels have come off Colorado’s election system? Read more »
McNULTY: Trust is far more difficult to be gained than it is to be lost
I am concerned. I am concerned that the Obama Administration is so committed to striking a deal with Iran that it is willing to do so at the expense of our Allies in the region and our foreign policy in general. Read more »
TIPTON: The conversation is beginning to shift toward finding alternative solutions to the President’s health care law
Over the last month, there have been lots of changed attitudes in Washington about the President’s health care law. With new issues arising almost daily from the disastrous rollout, the President and Congressional Democrats can’t escape the fact that the law is broken. Read more »
ZVONEK: Rep. Coffman heard the warning whistles on Obamacare long before the train went off the tracks
At a time when the Obamacare “trainwreck” is making daily headlines, prompting fair weather supporters of the fatally-flawed law to duck for cover, it’s worth taking a moment to recognize the elected leaders, like U.S. Rep. Mike Coffman, who were alert enough to hear the warning whistles long before the train went off the tracks. Read more »
FIELDS: It shouldn’t be surprising that there was a backlash against out-of-staters trying to raise our taxes here in Colorado.
Proponents of Amendment 66 had everything they claimed they didn’t have two years ago when Proposition 103 was soundly defeated. This time, they had a detailed reform package. They had a massive bankroll. They had a long list of endorsements. They had Governor Hickenlooper. So what went wrong? How did Coloradans reject the amendment by a 2:1 margin? Read more »
FIELDS: When failures like the meltdown of the Obamacare website occur, people are reminded that the private sector does things more efficiently than government
It should have, but it didn’t dawn on me that Obamacare might drag down Amendment 66 until I saw an article highlighting this possibility on the New York Times blog. Despite a $10 million spending advantage, approval for the $1 billion tax increase is still very much in question. Read more »
TRICK OR TREAT? You’re not a heartless monster who hates kids if you oppose this massive tax increase (Li Tsin Soon Image)
Teachers’ unions, both national and local, are flooding the TV airwaves and spending piles of union bucks – five million so far– to convince Colorado parents to pass a nearly one billion dollar tax increase “for the children.” The irony is that most of the ad money they’re spending is taxpayer money – we pay our teachers’ salaries, and they pay union dues that buy TV and radio ads to convince us to give them more money. Read more »
McNULTY: The time is now for Governor Hickenlooper to call a special legislative session to clean up the elections mess the Democrats created
Even as county clerks in El Paso and Pueblo counties clear their desks of September’s historic special elections where the Democratic state Senate President John Morse and his freshman Democratic colleague Angela Giron were recalled, clerks across the state are prepping for a heated November off year election — and dealing with recently altered elections laws that offer unworkable contradictions and invitations for voter fraud. Read more »