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Saturday, February 13, 2016

‘Opinion/Commentary’ Archives

WAAAHHHH…but we don’t wanna get arrested!!

WAAAHHHH…but we don’t wanna get arrested!!

By Mike Ferner As the macho, gun-toting, testosterone-addled cowboys who took over the wildlife refuge in Oregon call it quits, their pitiful whine can be heard all the way to Florida: “Waaahhh…but we don’t wanna get arrested…” So much for the rugged-individualists and badass proponents of personal responsibility. Let’s see what happens as their armed insurrection winds down.  How will the system treat the militant bullyboys? Will they get pepper-sprayed in the face as ... Full Story

How to Tell If Congress Is Working Again

How to Tell If Congress Is Working Again

By Lee H. Hamilton There have been encouraging signs that the Republican leadership on Capitol Hill wants to make Congress function again. They’ve talked about using conference committees more, allowing a more open process for rank-and-file members, enacting separate appropriation bills rather than using omnibus bills, and letting committees lead on legislation rather than hoarding all power in the leadership offices. Perhaps most important, they’ve acknowledged that Congress has many ... Full Story

Lundberg January 2016 Newsletter

Lundberg January 2016 Newsletter

Health Exchange Tax Death Penalty Observations on Iowa   Health Exchange Tax The first bill I introduced this year, Senate Bill 2, will require the voters in Colorado to approve the tax imposed on them by the Colorado Health Benefit Exchange. If the exchange wants to tax the people $30,321,000, they should go to the voters and the voters should be allowed to make that decision. TABOR (the Taxpayer Bill of Rights) requires that all new taxes be approved by a vote of ... Full Story

Keving Lundberg November Newsletter

Keving Lundberg November Newsletter

Fetal Tissue Hearing Syrian Refugees in Colorado Endorsing Ted Cruz for President Cambell Soup and G.A. Henty Lundberg, Kevin 0912.jpg Kevin Lundberg _______________________________________________________________________ Here is my report on the Fetal Tissue Trafficking Hearing I chaired last week. The hearing was a great success, despite a lack of participation from Planned Parenthood and most state agencies. With a standing-room-only crowd, several TV ... Full Story

Standing Up for Rural Postal Delivery


By Marie Powell, mariep@cfra.org,Center for Rural AffairsPost offices are crucial anywhere, but especially crucial in rural areas that depend on the postal service to stay connected through news delivery, services crucial to businesses, and, in some communities, a link to prescription drugs and other services.The mail service is a national treasure that has been in operation for 240 years. Every day, the Postal Service provides affordable, universal mail service to all—without using taxpayer ... Full Story

Why Civility Matters

Why Civility Matters

By: Larimer County Commissioner Steve Johnson I’m getting to the age where I can look back on several decades of public service and talk about the “good old days.” Old lawmakers love to talk about what the legislature used to be like when they served. A favorite topic is the lack of civility in today’s government and public discourse. While the lack of civility certainly isn’t new, we ought to be concerned about it today because it hampers progress on difficult issues and has a ... Full Story

News from Progress Now Colorado

Gardner votes against recognizing human role in climate change http://kdvr.com/2015/01/21/gardner-votes-against-recognizing-human-role-in-climate-change/ After campaigning successfully last year as a “different kind of Republican,” Colorado Sen. Cory Gardner is under fire from conservationists for voting Wednesday against an amendment stating that humans contribute to climate change, something 69 percent of his constituents believe to be a fact. Fifteen Senate Republicans, including 2016 ... Full Story

Forbes: Keystone XL may raise gas prices

Forbes: Keystone XL may raise gas prices

  Keystone XL could be a terrorist target. Keystone XL Won't Lower Gas Prices, It Might Raise Them By Tim Worstall There’s two things we can say about the effect of the Keystone XL pipeline on gas prices. One is that it will, if built, have no effect at all upon gas prices and the other is that it might actually raise them. Which ends up being the final effect depends upon quite what you want to believe about the way the market operates at present. The standard view ... Full Story

100 more GunFAILS

100 more GunFAILS

  The beat goes on: 100 more GunFAILS, and we're not even caught up yet. by David Waldman TSA agents have discovered approximately 182 guns at airports around the country since we last tallied our GunFAILs in mid-August. It's time to catch up with the world of GunFAIL, with another economy-sized package of 100 accidents, mishaps and assorted failures. In fact, we could use two. By the numbers, the 100 collected FAILs found between late July and mid-August included 33 people who ... Full Story

 Drafted by the National Security State

 Drafted by the National Security State

  Posted by William Astore at 8:03am, June 12, 2014. Click on picture for more images of Willie and Joe On the 70th anniversary of the D-Day landings, Brian Williams led off NBC Nightly News this way: “On our broadcast tonight, the salute to the warriors who stormed the beaches here in Normandy...”  It’s such a commonplace of our American world, that word “warriors” for those in the U.S. military or, as is said time and again, our “wounded warriors” for those hurt in ... Full Story

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