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2014 Subaru Crosstrek XV AWD Hybrid by Stu Wright

 Last week my wife and I drove a Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid to Vail.   In the past I have tested several Subarus, none with as stunning a paint job as the Touring edition that was brought to the house prior to … Continue reading

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Obama moving full speed ahead after debt ceiling raised without limits

By Jack Minor –   Now that Congress has agreed to Obama’s desire to raise the debt ceiling with no limits, he is preparing to abandon all pretense of carrying about the federal deficit and national debt and is expected … Continue reading

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2014 GMC Yukon XL AWD Denali by Stu Wright

In 1976, I started selling GMC trucks right after college, and at that point the Suburban, which is what GMC at that time called their big SUV, had been in production for 39 years.  Right after I started my new … Continue reading

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Amendment 66: Taxpayer con job

By Tom Tancredo — (WND) – Next week voters across Colorado will be asked to approve Amendment 66, a nearly $1 billion tax increase supposedly designed to fund smaller classrooms and better education outcomes for all kids. What’s happening in … Continue reading

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Default Hits Not On Debt But Unpaid SS

By Mike McCune —   It is disheartening to discover all those anger management classes I took are wasted when I listen to what passes for new reports.   Monday morning it was the effects of the government shutdown that … Continue reading

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The Rant – Job Market Data Leaves Questions

By Mike McCune —   The No. 1 paradox in the U. S. labor market today is more jobs are being listed by companies but fewer jobs are being filled.   Since June, 2010, the number of listed job openings … Continue reading

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Fort Collins council supports delay on marijuana businesses

Coloradoan — Retail marijuana stores won’t be allowed in Fort Collins soon, but their opening dates may not be as far off as expected.   The Fort Collins City Council on Tuesday gave initial approval to an ordinance that would … Continue reading

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The World asks, “Will Obama finish the job his rebels haven’t?”

by Craig Masters After another speech of questionable truths, Obama plays a round of golf, and the world braces for an expanding war – perhaps the worst yet. Why? Is this Obama’s game plan for one world government with him … Continue reading

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Fort Collins planning on improving flow on Harmony Road

Ft. Collins Coloradoan – As Harmony Road goes, so goes the city. Love it or hate it, Harmony Road by design serves as an employment and economic hub for the city of Fort Collins. Success for one breeds success for … Continue reading

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Housing Market Slowing Quickly, Again

by Mike McCune —   Scandals, wildfires, Syria and the looming implementation of the Affordable Health Act continue to dominate the news. The economy has been pushed to the back burner. Big mistake for America.   If you think things are … Continue reading

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America Gets More Empty Reports

by Mike McCune —   American market indexes reached all-time highs on April’s unemployment and jobs report today. The markets ignore corresponding reports showing service sector jobs are in retreat and factory orders showed the sharpest decline in seven months.(1) … Continue reading

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Millbrook v. US: Holding the Government Accountable for Misconduct by Law Enforcement Officials

by John Whitehead —   “A body of men holding themselves accountable to nobody ought not to be trusted by anybody.”―Thomas Paine At a time when the courts are increasingly giving deference to the police and prioritizing security over civil … Continue reading

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Wall Street, Main Street Do Not Agree

by Mike McCune —   The jobs report for February came in nicely and Wall Street cheered. Meanwhile the January jobs report was slashed by 25% from a gain of 157,000 to 119,000 and Wall Street yawned.   That is … Continue reading

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A message from Senator Mark Udall

by Craig Masters This week Senator Udall sent out an email with the subject line: “Compromise isn’t a dirty word.” His message is that the Republicans need to be reprogrammed into believing that “compromise is not capitulation,” in working with … Continue reading

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Obama administration cranking out regulations following reelection

by Peter Grady –   In the few days after President Obama’s reelection last week, the administration has wasted no time in continuing his agenda of stifling business with massive new regulations, by posting 408 new regulations over the past … Continue reading

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Voters: Government, not private sector is the solution

by Jack Minor –   America appears to have reached a watershed moment as voters have decided that they want a continuation of president Obama’s policies of trillion dollar deficits and more Americans on social programs over private sector solutions … Continue reading

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Is Working Worth it anymore?

by Craig Masters Any economic recovery will have to overcome a resistance from the population created by the welfare system that depends on the very recovery it has now begun to destroy. An ever rising percentage of the half of … Continue reading

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Government again facing scrutiny over jobless claims

by Matt Lacy –   For the second time in less than a week the government is facing scrutiny and criticism over its job reporting after a new report omitted data from a large state.   On Thursday, the Labor … 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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Controversy continues to swirl over unemployment numbers

by Matt Lacy –   Criticism continues to mount over last week’s unemployment numbers which are now below the eight percent benchmark considered a hindrance to an incumbent president’s reelection.   It has long been noted that no post World … Continue reading

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Job Market Improving? No, It’s Phony Figuring

I have often cited the various methods the government utilizes to keep the unemployment figure at a manageable level. Today, after the official unemployment rate fell to 7.8%, it became apparent just how blatantly political the process has become.   … Continue reading

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Chicago Teachers – How embarrassing!

by Craig Masters First a moment of silence for our citizens who have fallen at the hand of Islam. Tolerance of the intolerant will never reap the expected benefits. And now on to the rest of the story. It is … Continue reading

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Record number of Americans “not in labor force”

  by Jack Minor –       Last week’s unemployment numbers revealed the dire straits facing the U.S. economy after it was revealed that almost 89 million Americans are not in the workforce, a record high.       … Continue reading

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State paid employees to sit home after failing background check

by Peter Grady –   The state of Colorado paid several employees’ salaries up to six digits while they sat at home after they failed a background check and then eventually transferred them to another department.   The move caused … Continue reading

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Education System Has Failed, Drastic Change Needed

by Mike McCune —   School Time is Near! I can tell because of the “Back-to-School” ads everywhere. All it means is another nine-month sentence to boredom for our kids because they crtainly don’t have any need to learn in … Continue reading

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Legal foundation for abortion based on misuse of women

by Peter Grady — The plaintiff in a key landmark case that along with Roe v. Wade helped open the door to abortion on demand in 1973 said her pregnancy was used by the legal system without her permission.   … Continue reading

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“Summer in the City” – 2012 Buick Verano 1SL

One of my favorite 60’s hits ever was so named and performed by the Lovin’ Spoonful, the pop-rock jug band of “Do You Believe in Magic” fame.  It was written by band leader John Sebastian’s brother Mark and Steve Boone.  … Continue reading

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March Jobs’ Report Contains Serious Understatements

by Mike McCune —   The disappointing March jobs’ report released on Good Friday started a new round of political bickering in Washington over the effect Barack Obama’s and Ben Bernanke’s policies have had for the past three years while the stock markets … Continue reading

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Are you a stay at home mom?

by Carol Clemans —   It’s amazing to me that in this modern day we still hear statements, “She’s never worked a day in her life. She’s a stay-at-home Mom!” Having been an 8 – 5 employee as an administrative … Continue reading

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“Paint It, Black” – 2012 Toyota Camry SE Sedan

          Admit it; you thought the name of Mick Jagger’s old smash hit song was “Painted Black.”  Well, at least I did.  And, in fact, the song lyrics include the phrase, “painted black” on seven different … Continue reading

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The Rant – Tax Cut Extension Creates Jobs, Solves Employment Problem

by Mike McCune — Numbers mean nothing to Washington politicians and bureaucrats. The difference between white and black carries much more weight in our national capitol and that is why everything seems to be a similar shade of gray when it comes … Continue reading

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The Rant – Reported Facts Don’t Fit In Same Puzzle

by Mike McCune — Liberal-funded New Economic Foundation made the case for a 21-hour work week late last week in a published report. That was issued the same day Forbes and Local Market Monitor, a research firm, released a report … Continue reading

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Obama extends job authorizations to immigrants affected by 2001 earthquake in El Salvador

by Peter Grady – In what some have said is an attempt to increase his approval ratings among Latino groups,  Obama’s administration will permit up to 215,000 immigrants from El Salvador to remain in America due to hardship from an … Continue reading

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Unemployment among veterans at 13% as military prepares to cut 500,000 troops

by Jack Minor – The military is preparing to reduce troop strength by nearly 500,000 at a time when unemployment by young veterans is over 13 percent. Recent data by the Bureau of Labor Statistics shows that for the last … Continue reading

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Unemployment remains above 8 percent for 35 consecutive months

by Matt Lacy – The latest jobs report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics shows that unemployment numbers have remained above 8 percent for 35 consecutive months. While the media and the Obama administration have touted the numbers as sign … Continue reading

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