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Professor Obama flunks constitutional law

Isn’t it ironic that the Smartest President Ever – according to one historian – can say something so ridiculous that most high school civics students would recognize his statements to be hogwash? After the Supreme

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Legislature shouldn’t treat employers as adversaries

(Centennial Fellow) At a time when state legislators should be doing everything possible to encourage job creation, a bill working its way through the Colorado Senate unfairly paints employers as unreasonable and untrustworthy. Worse still,

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Can Santorum parlay hat trick into nomination?

(Centennial Fellow) Nice guys Don’t always finish last. Sometimes they win three states in a single day. Rick Santorum’s improbable hat trick – sweeping Republican presidential contests in Missouri, Minnesota and Colorado – provided yet

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Why are we letting Medicaid cannibalize the schools?

Budgeting is about setting priorities. In most states, K-12 education is the top priority and receives the lion’s share of funding. Yet across the country, states are grappling with a budget monster that pits education

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Rationality eludes judge in school funding case

When Gov. John Hickenlooper announced that the state will appeal a Denver court’s ruling that the state inadequately funds education, he acknowledged what Judge Sheila Rappaport—and previously the Colorado Supreme Court—would not: money is a

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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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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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Fair & foul in the battle over congressional redistricting

(Centennial Fellow) Gerrymandering—the conspicuous, irregular manipulating of electoral district boundaries to advantage one political party or candidate—is widely considered a distasteful, if not downright corrupt, practice. Through gerrymandering, incumbent politicians seek to choose their voters

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