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The Questions No One Ever Asks About Tax Increases

By Jack Minor—   The Greeley City Council is pushing new tax increases that they say are necessary to pay for roads, but there are some questions I would like everyone who supports tax increases to answer for me.   … Continue reading

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Senator Bennett challenged to Debate

Northern Colorado has only a small population of Jews. And they have almost no media access on a regular basis. We have a much larger population of Muslims, and they are more often represented in the media pages than the … Continue reading

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Who Else is reading Your Emails

Who is reading your email? That’s the opening question of a recent Jared Polis email. The poorly disguised solicitation for contributions then continues to suggest that he is concerned about the private communications of Americans being subject to warrant-less searches … Continue reading

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Voluntary taxes?

Gambling taxes are as voluntary as any tax could possibly be. The idea of allowing people to voluntarily pay taxes for school children sounds so good to so many that amendment 68 might actually have a chance of passing. Supporters … Continue reading

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Anonymous Republican support – bad idea

by Craig Masters As a conservative, gun toting, suv driving, hunter and strong supporter of candidates guided by a working moral compass, I have to report being sad to have received a copy of a publication clearly supporting conservative views … Continue reading

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Heartbeat bug opens servers to hackers

by Craig Masters A computer bug named Heartbleed is working its way into the heart of tens of thousands of internet servers in what is described as the most significant internet virus yet. The Wall Street Journal estimated that as … Continue reading

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Gun Ownership and Murder rates offensive to Democrats

by Craig Masters From a source most democrat politicians trust more than any other document comes a serious international study on the relationship between restrictive gun laws and murder rates. The Harvard Journal of Law and Public Policy (Vol.30, no.2) … Continue reading

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Colorado lawmakers lawsuit against constitutional amendment limiting taxes moves forward

By Jack Minor –   A bizarre lawsuit by Colorado lawmakers arguing that a state constitutional amendment requiring them to go to voters before raising taxes has been allowed to move forwards after a ruling by the 10th U.S. Circuit … Continue reading

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An Absolute Right to Refuse Service

By Matt Barber Albert Einstein once said, “Never do anything against conscience even if the state demands it.” He was right. In the aftermath of the Arizona religious freedom skirmish, I have a few questions for those who would presume … Continue reading

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In the battle for the economy the consumer is the loser

Rising Markets, Bad Jobs Report Conflict Economy Analysis The American economy has a split personality and that spells trouble for everyone–but most particularly the bureaucratic elitists and those dependent on that system.   In the Red corner there is the … Continue reading

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Western slope support “game-changer” for 51st state initiative

Weld County Commissioner Sean Conway said recent interest in support for the 51st state movement from western slope counties  is a “game-changer” in the debate over water issues should residents succeed in forming a 51st state.   “We are now getting … Continue reading

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Obamacare subsidy lawsuit could prove problematic

The president’s signature healthcare legislation, which has been plagued by a series of debacles since ignoring the advice of experts, the administration rolled out a website that was not ready, could now face a possible death blow over lawsuit filed … Continue reading

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Was shutdown planned by Obama for political gain?

During the government shutdown, President Obama consistently warned the American people that the economic system could collapse if the debt ceiling was not raised and blamed Republicans for whatever disaster might occur, however new information has surfaced that indicate the … Continue reading

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“Just get more lobbyists,” opponent of 51st state says during forum

By Jack Minor –   Participants in a forum to inform voters about the pros and cons of a 51st state perfectly illustrated the reason Colorado’s rural residents feel  urban legislators are ignoring them.   “No one has been disenfranchised. … Continue reading

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Which side will receive U.S. missile strikes?

by Craig Masters Those who would destroy Israel and America are doing nothing wrong – they have their “laws” handed down from their “supreme” being. We Christians have ours. Conflicts result when someone throws out the idea that democracy is … Continue reading

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51st state idea resulting from decades old issues

by Jack Minor —   While the move by residents in several Colorado counties to secede from the state has been described as frustration over recent moves by the legislature in Denver, a retired political scientist and author says the … Continue reading

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Denver judge scolds Dem legislators for ignoring Constitution

by Jack Minor —   A series of bills passed by Colorado Democrats in the state legislature hit a snag last week after a judge berated the lawmakers for ignoring the state’s constitution.   “Writing an election law so clearly … Continue reading

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Weld commissioners listen to residents, put 51st state issue on ballot

Striking a defiant tone against critics who have called them foolish, crybabies and other names, Weld County commissioners in Colorado voted unanimously to let the state’s residents vote on whether to pursue the idea of becoming the 51st state.   … Continue reading

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Fort Morgan Cargill plant certified for “tender” meat

Ft. Morgan Times — A new U.S. Department of Agriculture system for rating beef could mean consumers will have a better idea whether or not their meat is tender — and Cargill Meat Solutions is a part of that program. … Continue reading

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Colorado Springs set to ban medical marijuana

(Coloradoan) – Colorado’s second-largest city is poised to ban recreational marijuana stores. The Colorado Springs City Council plans to vote Tuesday on allowing retail marijuana stores. Four of nine council members have said they’ll vote against retail pot, and even … Continue reading

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Citizens could vote on Weld secession movement in Nov.

GREELEY, Colo. – A county in Colorado that was immortalized in the novel and  1978 miniseries “Centennial” once again could achieve fame as it finds itself in  a unique position among America’s counties – considering a bid to become the  … Continue reading

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Will John Morse resign for the Party

by Craig Masters “We’ll go through these signatures with a fine-toothed comb,” Morse told the TV station KDVR. “and we’ll file some protests with the Secretary of State’s office because we know a lot of these signatures were gathered based … Continue reading

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Sheriffs, disabled file suit over Colo. gun laws

In a deliberate move to catch gun control activists off guard, an  organization representing Colorado sheriffs in a lawsuit over a series of  recently passed gun control laws abruptly announced the filing of the suit in  federal court today.   … Continue reading

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Why the outrage over government eavesdropping?

by Craig Masters Reporters of the nation’s media are claiming to be outraged that their telephone conversations have been recorded and e-mails have been read by government agents writing their own search warrants. The IRS has confessed (after being caught) … Continue reading

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NAACP head says IRS justified in singling out conservative groups

by Peter Grady –   While there has been bipartisan outrage and concern over revelations the IRS has been singling out conservative groups for extra scrutiny, a former head  of the NAACP has praised the move saying it was perfectly legitimate to … Continue reading

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Tribune calls District 6 students “resources”

Recent revelations that District 6 will be letting nearly 20 percent of their new teachers has caused the Greeley Tribune to blame part of the problem on charter schools by categorizing students as “resources” that the district is losing.   … Continue reading

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Colorado grants secret service right to arrest citizens for non-federal offenses

by Jack Minor —   A bill is heading to Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper’s desk that Republican  lawmakers say would give members of the Secret Service broad arrest powers in  the state and could provide a framework for federal agents … Continue reading

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Learning about 2nd Congressional Dist. Rep.Jared Polis

By Craig Masters Many constituents in the Colorado 2nd Congressional District may have received representative Jared Polis’ email this week in support of Obama’s immigration reforms. He opens his plea for support with a short story of his great-grandparents, Bertha … Continue reading

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Will Psychics determine gun ownership?

by Craig Masters In the aftermath of the crisis at Sandy Hook Elementary, those in Washington and many others in the media  suggest we who would be the next militia trade freedom for the false promise of security. They have … Continue reading

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Debt, Greed and Gun Control are dividing this house

by Craig Masters State Representative Rhonda Fields (D) was granted a lengthy guest column in the January 5, Denver Post. Her personal story not withstanding, her efforts to justify the socialists/central government position on gun control does make one valid … Continue reading

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Colorado taxpayers should brace for immigration of Californians

by Craig Masters New tax increases approved by California voters in November have created bargain prices for U-Haul rental trucks – rented for one-way to California. Texas, which has no state income tax, is attracting the greatest percentage of those … Continue reading

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Free Speech? It is, only if Cleveland Councilwoman says it is!

by Craig Masters In a story that would have gotten a lot of coverage if an incumbent republican presidential candidate was trying to get a second term, the “offensive” billboards around the greater Cleveland, Ohio area reminding everyone of the … Continue reading

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Will NASA’s Mars menu help Obama feed the middle-class?

by Craig Masters Regardless of what else you may think about Obama’s policies, religious ideology, reports filled with false numbers, or unconstitutional implementation of laws, the one area where there is no doubt is that he believes the economic plan … Continue reading

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White House parses Biden statement administration did not know about embassy security concerns

by Peter Grady –   Following a statement by Joe Biden that the administration had no idea embassy officials were asking for increased security in Libya, despite testimony to the contrary, the White House is now saying Biden was only … Continue reading

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Business leaders becoming emboldened to speak out on Obama policies

by Matt Lacy –   Following Obama’s crushing debate in last week’s presidential debate business owners appear to now feel they can safely speak out about how the president’s policies are affecting their businesses.   On Monday, David Siegel, owner … Continue reading

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