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  • Why Republicans fail

    Why Republicans fail0

    • April 5, 2017

    by Jon Caldara Congress’ debacle on health care is only the latest example of how Republicans snatch defeat from the jaws of victory. Victory here defined as merely counting your votes before you fumble the issue that got you into office. Two decades ago, and speaking more coarsely than would be fitting for a family

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  • HB17-1116 is legislative atonement for driving Coloradans into energy poverty

    HB17-1116 is legislative atonement for driving Coloradans into energy poverty0

    • March 21, 2017

    Put down the crayon and back away from the budget. That is Denver Post columnist Megan Schrader’s parental advice to the Independence Institute in a nutshell. It would take too long to deconstruct all that is wrong with Ms. Schrader’s editorial on our proposed ballot title “Fix Our Damn Roads,” but as head of our energy

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  • Irresponsible by ratepayers: Is Xcel floating legislation for mandated CO version of CPP?

    Irresponsible by ratepayers: Is Xcel floating legislation for mandated CO version of CPP?0

    • March 12, 2017

    If it’s devious and being done behind closed doors, it must be Xcel Energy. Late Friday, two reliable sources independently sent me a copy of what appears to be draft legislation that the monopoly investor-owned utility is quietly shopping around the Gold Dome, in search of a sponsor. Xcel’s name isn’t anywhere on the draft,

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  • Why date rapists hate TABOR

    Why date rapists hate TABOR0

    • February 28, 2017

    by Jon Caldara The Taxpayer’s Bill of Rights does NOT limit tax and spending. In fact, TABOR allows Colorado governments, all 3,700 of them, to rake in and keep unlimited amounts of money and heap unlimited amounts of debt upon your children. It requires you merely be asked first. That’s it. Ask first. You won’t

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  • The symbolic problem with Donald Trump’s pen

    The symbolic problem with Donald Trump’s pen0

    • February 8, 2017

    by Jon Caldara President Barack Obama used his “pen and telephone” to get around Congress. President Donald Trump’s pen is so powerful it causes street protests every time he signs an executive order with it. So, what is this pen? Per a CNN story, the Trump White House, like every previous administration since the 1970s,

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  • Denver’s Road Home hits a dead end

    Denver’s Road Home hits a dead end0

    • December 21, 2016

    Poop. There’s a basic tenet in public policy. What you tax, you get less of. What you subsidize, you get more of…

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