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  • GUEST COLUMN: Eradicating the Permanent Political Class

    Published: Fri, Apr 24, 2015

    We all know somebody who's part of the permanent political class - that group of individuals who've never done much except politics. Those who have been "on the public dime" for years. Politicos who've never made a payroll, had a boss threaten their job, or stared down fear because...

  • FAGIN: No place in military for an army of God

    Barry Fagin
    Published: Thu, Apr 23, 2015

    This May, students at the Air Force Academy will complete a four year experience that puts any Ivy League school to shame. They will then raise their hands and say this: "I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all...

  • GUEST COLUMN: Human trafficking bill too important to be stalled

    Ashley McGuire
    Published: Wed, Apr 22, 2015

    It's no secret that the Democratic Party is beholden to Planned Parenthood and the abortion lobby. But the recent efforts of some Democratic legislators to block a bill that would provide financial restitution to victims of human trafficking over abortion funding has ushered in an era...

  • GUEST COLUMN: Local legislators work to bring balance to school testing

    Rep. Terri Carver and Rep Paul Lundeen
    Published: Mon, Apr 20, 2015

    Students, parents, teachers, and school administrators are fed up with the senseless overtesting driven by past bad decisions by Colorado legislators and education policymakers. We have introduced a bill in the Colorado House of Representatives (to be heard today) that will fix what is...

  • GUEST COLUMN: Forests killed by the mountain pine beetle don't pose increased wildfire risk

    Robert Gray
    Published: Sun, Apr 19, 2015

    In the past decade, the mountain pine beetle has severely impacted pine forests across more than 50 million acres of western North America. In the aftermath of this epidemic is there a significant increase in wildfire threat? For many tasked with managing wildfires the answer is a...

  • Let council members tour city departments

    By name newspaper -
    Published: Sat, Apr 18, 2015

    Any of us who have held a job in the private sector understand job training. It's a key part of transforming a person from an interviewee to an outstanding employee. From top-tier executives to those working their way up the ladder running retail counters and keeping offices clean,...

  • GUEST COLUMN: Tax Freedom Day getting farther away

    Andy Koenig
    Published: Fri, Apr 17, 2015

    Colorado's real tax day isn't April 15th. It's April 25. On that day, the state's taxpayers have finally made enough money to pay their total tax burden for the year, according to the non-partisan Tax Foundation. Starting the next day, you actually get to keep the money you make....

  • Civil justice system is making progress

    Rebecca Love Kourlis
    Published: Thu, Apr 16, 2015

    Lawyers and judges may have been the last to know, or maybe just the last to admit the truth. The American public is fed up with the civil justice system. It costs too much, is convoluted and agonizingly slow. In the end, it seems to be all about putting both parties in a posture where...

  • GUEST COLUMN: Let vets take charge of their health care

    Paul Prentice
    Updated: Tue, Apr 14, 2015

    Many horror stories have emerged over the past year regarding Veterans Affairs (VA) hospitals and the shoddy care they sometimes provide. The system appears to be full of the type of fraud, waste, and abuse that is all-too-typical of centralized government programs. A lifetime of...

  • GUEST OPINION: A question for mayoral candidates

    Gregory Olinyk
    Published: Mon, Apr 13, 2015

    A multipart question for our mayoral candidates. Your answer could change the course of our city for the positive. But first, some background about why this question is so important: Another election, another blown chance to bring young blood and real life to our City Council. With...

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