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Candy versus college

By Staff

Not all of Gov. Bill Ritter’s budgetary proposals involve cutting spending. Some would require boosting revenue, usually known as raising taxes. Candy crunchers and soda slurpers are among those who would be hit with the ...

School funding on chopping block

By Staff

Colorado Gov. Bill Ritter must be getting tired of his Dr. Doom persona. Every few weeks, it seems, he somberly announces new plans for carving huge chunks of money from the state budget. Unfortunately, Ritter has had little choice but to ...

Penry bows out

By Staff

As seismic shifts go, Josh Penry’s surprise decision to withdraw from the Colorado gubernatorial race ranked high on the political Richter scale. Heck, the impact of the decision was felt as far away as Washington, D.C., where it was ...

Indebted to veterans

By Staff

President Barack Obama was at Fort Hood, Texas, Tuesday to pay his respects to the 13 people — all but one of them military personnel — killed last week in the shooting rampage at the military base. That’s understandable. All ...

Health care has left the House

By Staff

The current state of this country’s health care system is untenable and must be fixed. But that doesn’t mean that any fix is acceptable. The bill passed by the U.S. House of Representatives late Saturday seems to fall into the ...

When the Wall tumbled

By Staff

Reason magazine called it “the most liberating moment in history.” For families and friends separated by the Berlin Wall, which delineated what was then communist East Germany from the democratic West, the destruction of the wall ...

Americans keep on truckinÂ’ through Cash for Clunkers

By Staff

Here’s a not-so-astonishing development: Thousands of Americans used the government subsidies of the Cash for Clunkers program this summer to pick up a new pickup truck, not to ditch an old gas guzzler for a fuel-efficient hybrid or ...

GOP absent on climate control

By Staff

Well, that worked great for Republicans, didn’t it? GOP members of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee decided to boycott this week’s vote on the Senate version of cap-and-trade legislation to reduce greenhouse ...

An educated idea

By Staff

Long-term fiscal reform for the state of Colorado won’t be an easy task, especially with a handful of constitutional amendments that limit what lawmakers can do with respect to the state budget. However, a committee of the Colorado ...

Election demonstrates conservatives still have power

By Rick Wagner

The dust from Tuesday’s election has settled but the rubble has not been cleared away and a mighty pile it has become. Not since the Watergate scandal have we seen a political party and president take such a screaming roller coaster ride ...

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