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Embracing ObamaCare caused Colorado budget crunch

(By Mark Hillman) The newest dubious justification for weakening Colorado's limits on government spending is "our aging population." The spending lobby seeks to frighten senior citizens by telling them that the Taxpayers Bill of Rights

Persecution, prosecution & government intimidation

(By Mark Hillman, '76 Contributor) "I love my country, but I fear my government" once struck me as a bit paranoid.  However, recent accounts of citizens who've fallen into bureaucrats' crosshairs is a reminder that

The sad state of freedom in America

(By Mark Hillman, <em>'76</em> Contributor) Some 30 years ago, a common retort by my classmates when told that we could not do something was, "It's a free country, isn't it? I don't hear that rhetorical

Advancing justice for unborn victims

Acknowledging the humanity of an unborn child is always the right thing to do, and it shouldn't always have to be discussed in the context of abortion. That's why the recently introduced "Offenses Against Unborn

School funding suffers from ObamaCare

Coloradans’ eyes understandably pass over reports about legislators working on the annual state budget. After all, the “long bill” – so named because it spans nearly 500 pages – is a necessary but mind-numbing legislative

Work ethic or entitlements: Americans must choose

(Centennial Fellow) On this Presidents’ Day it’s worth recalling the words of Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1933: “Our greatest primary task is to put people to work.” Although sometimes considered the father of the American

Don’t punish taxpayers for prosperity

Colorado’s economy has shown remarkable resiliency in the wake of the Great Recession. Unemployment has steadily fallen from a high of 9.6% in 2010 to an estimated 4.1% in November 2014. Income indicators roared past

A dim view of rights

Liberty is something you would expect liberals to understand. Instead, the liberal view of liberty is backward, confusing rights with entitlements.