Monthly Archives: March 2011

Will Colorado learn a lesson from Wisconsin? We better

By |March 13th, 2011|

The high–stakes battle to determine whether the people will serve government or government will serve the people is unfolding in state capitols.

Wisconsin is the tip of the iceberg. Though not as fiscally imperiled as California or Illinois, Wisconsin is symbolic—the birthplace of government employee unions, […]

Fiscal tsunami devastates union political clout

By |March 13th, 2011|

Very possibly the principal casualty of the tidal wave of red ink now engulfing almost all states will be the legendary political clout of public sector unions, and the most consequential collateral damage may be the greatly weakened re–election prospects of Barack Obama. […]

Assaf spells out threat of jihad & sharia at CCU briefing

By |March 13th, 2011|

Here are my notes from a briefing by Dr. Bruce W. Assaf on “Understanding Radical Islam,” presented by the Centennial Institute on the campus of Colorado Christian University, March 9, 2011. An audience of about 100 students and community members attended.

Islamic Jihadists exist within Islam. Islam is not purely a religion […]

Shouldn’t College Opportunity Fund treat all equally?

By |March 12th, 2011|

Some of the Colorado tax dollars that support higher education follow the student to whatever college he or she chooses to attend, instead of being directed by politicians. That’s good.

But the formula for allocating those College Opportunity Fund dollars (known as the COF stipend) is politically stacked […]

Could funding squeeze help schools? Analysts say yes

By |March 7th, 2011|

A second consecutive year of sharp reductions to K–12 education funding in Colorado, proposed Gov. John Hickenlooper’s budget, could actually help public schools improve learning performance and break out of a 30–year “Groundhog Day” cycle of ineffectual reforms endlessly repeated. […]

Are Americans serious about debt? We’ll soon know

By |March 7th, 2011|

(Centennial Fellow) The next two years will almost certainly determine whether Americans possess the resolve and courage necessary to save our country from fiscal disaster.

If we do not, then the Americans will likely succumb to the European mindset that work is not a source of accomplishment or satisfaction but merely a way to bide time between vacations and weekends while relying on government for health care and retirement. […]

Memo to Obama: Tyranny is never legitimacy

By |March 7th, 2011|

(CCU Faculty) Law professor Ann Althouse recently posed a good question on her blog: “Obama says: ‘Colonel Qaddafi needs to step down from power … You’ve seen with great clarity that he has lost legitimacy with his people.’ Note the implicit statement that the dictator once had legitimacy. Why would Obama think that?” […]