Monthly Archives: May 2011

‘Save us from the voters,’ politicians plead

To: Justice Anthony Kennedy ** From: Coloradans for Benevolent Despotism ** Re: Enough with the Uppity Teabaggers ** (Denver Post, May 29) Tony, can we use first names? You have your dignity to think of,

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Tornadoes, apocalypse, and global warming

(Centennial Fellow) You can, on the one hand, listen to Bill McKibben, who says the raging Midwest and Southern tornadoes are still another sign of global warming doom. Or you can listen to Harold Camping,

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Study: Colorado tax hike would cost 119,000 jobs

An in–depth analysis by a nationally known economist shows that a tax increase proposed by State Sen. Rollie Heath (D–Boulder) that is aiming for the 2011 ballot would reduce 119,000 jobs over the five years

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Anti-TABOR lawsuit is cynical slap at voters

(Centennial Fellow) Because those doggone Coloradans just won’t vote to increase taxes often enough, a cadre of folks who just can’t bear to see state government spend less is asking a federal judge to do

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The Left’s lies on GOP Medicare reform

(Centennial Fellow) Some Democrats and their left–wing supporters are telling grotesque lies about a Republican Medicare reform plan, sinking so low in one instance, so pathetically, immorally, disgustingly low, as to try to convince the

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2012 Election: It’s Still the Economy, Stupid

(Centennial Fellow) The President has scored a stunning foreign policy triumph. The country rejoices. Praise for the President’s leadership and the prowess of those soldiers he sent in harm’s way is bi–partisan and near universal.

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What screwed up the world?—Centennial seminar asks

A dozen scholars and commentators convened as guests of the Centennial Institute on May 17 for a luncheon seminar on Benjamin Wiker’s survey of modern intellectual history, Ten Books That Screwed Up the World. After

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Obama’s vision and its irreversible legacy

(Centennial Fellow) Say this for President Barack Obama: he doesn’t lack for vision. As a candidate, Obama spoke of “chang(ing) the trajectory of America” in a way that no president has since Ronald Reagan. Obama’s

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Memo to China: There’s greatness in our simplicity

(Centennial Intern) “The American people, they’re very simple people,” said Wang Qishan, Vice Premier of China, according to recent news accounts. Was there a note of condescension in this, coming from a high official of

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