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Nevilles: Colorado businesses need regulatory relief

Tim Neville

Ronald Reagan once joked that the nine most terrifying words in the English language are, “I’m from the government and I’m here to help.” It’s a string of words most businesses may dread even more, given the government’s make-or-break power to tax and regulate. Like many Americans, Statehouse Republicans understand that there was a serious […]

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Nicolais: Dylann Roof, absolutists and the death penalty

Mario Nicolais
Dylann Roof is set to die. A federal jury recently sentenced the unapologetic mass-murderer to the death penalty. More than any other individual, his case brings the contrast between political positions on capital punishment to a head. Roof’s sentence draws a clear distinction between pure death penalty opponents and anyone who struggles with the issue. […]

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Ontiveros: A 2017 resolution for more opportunity in Colorado

Isabel Ontiveros
In order to create a better life for ourselves and our families, we need to be able to seize opportunities. During this upcoming state legislative session, Colorado lawmakers have a chance to improve lives — especially those who feel held back by bad public policy — by reforming three policies that are currently closing off […]

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Hudson: How public servants came to be viewed as coddled bureaucrats

I was discharged from the U.S. Navy in July of 1970. After picking up a new Toyota Land Cruiser for $4,100 (a deal made possible through a purchase program available only to returning troops), my wife and I drove coast to coast with our two month old son, Byron, in a crib that slid neatly […]

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Tipton: Congress now has higher authority to stop overregulation

U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton

A recent analysis by the Competitive Enterprise Institute showed that for every law Congress passed in 2016, the Obama administration issued 18 rules and regulations. With a total of 3,853 last year, the administration issued the most rules and regulations since 2005. When done right, rules and regulations play an important role in keeping our […]

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Nicolais: A history of hate crimes

Mario Nicolais
Shocking video showing four black youths torturing a disabled, white captive spread across the internet and media outlets recently. Almost immediately, some politicians and members of the media began calling for hate crime charges. No policy conflicts me as much as hate crimes. The rationales for adopting hate crime legislation are powerful and moving. Yet, […]

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Johnson: Prop 108: The devil is in the details

Adam Johnson
Now that the dust has settled with newly elected officials preparing to take office, we politicos immediately turn to the next election. Luckily for us, on a statewide level, 2018 looks to be just as rousing as 2016. Many individuals are talking about candidates for this race or that race. While this sounds gossipy, fun […]

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