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Liberty and virtue in the Founders’ eyes

Editor: On questions of civil law in America today, should Christians, at the margin, prioritize liberty or virtue? Centennial Institute Fellow Kevin Miller, speaking at CCU on Aug. 28, counterposed Position A, putting liberty first,

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Dems in, Repubs out, game over? Not so fast.

Our temptation to prognosticate is nearly insatiable and our media-driven politics exacerbates this tendency. The reliability and value of these predictions is tenuous at best. Poll-driven politics is obsessed with “who’s ahead” and “who’s behind.”

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Why sabotage Colorado’s competitiveness?

“If a foreign power had done this, we would consider it an act of war.” So said a national blue-ribbon panel, outraged by bad education policies. I say the same about Colorado Democrats’ economic mismanagement.

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Does government exist for us, or vice versa?

It’s becoming a ritual at the State Capitol: a committee is meeting to study the competing pressures of spending mandates and spending limits on the state budget. Like those before them, this year’s panel has

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Wheels coming off the Obama Express

(Nantucket) As if the recession wasn’t enough, the summer’s unprecedented bad weather has added to the economic woes of this resort island. Also experiencing very heavy weather these days is the Democratic Party and it

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Socialists within are gaining

The socialists want to take over our country. Shall we allow them? It’s not an idle question. I see signs that the United States is close to be taken over from within by Barack Hussein

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Bag madness in Seattle

Here we go again. Leave it to government, in this case the City of Seattle, to find new and creative ways to reach into your pocketbook and grab more of your hard-earned cash. Recently, the

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Air Congress is disgraceful

Instead of a hefty $550 million earlier requested for eight new and lavish private planes, Congress has retreated and is now asking for “only” $220 million for a “meager” four jets. To us, this seems

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CUT gives Lambert 100%, legislature an F

With impeccable timing, Colorado’s taxpayer watchdog group brought out its legislative report card with a perfect score for Rep. Kent Lambert, the Colorado Springs Republican, just hours before Lambert was named by Minority Leader Mike

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So dissent isn’t patriotic after all

Our current season of protest, demonstrated by the Tea Parties and the recent health care protests at numerous town meetings around the country, provides an opportunity to observe the leadership of the Democrat majority spinning

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