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Rule by Court order

Colorado State Senator Kevin Lundberg recently wrote, “Our nation’s founders knew this balance of power was absolutely essential to restrain the perpetual tendency of government to become the despotic ruler of the people. It is critical that we defend the proper jurisdictional authority of all levels … Continue reading

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The Survey says… U.S. #2 – in Ignorance

Since 2009 nearly every indicator of a nation’s health has shown the U.S. is in decline compared to other major nations. It seems the “change” that was promised in the great campaign of 2008 has come about. But is unimaginable … Continue reading

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If you like your Content you can Keep it…

It’s Too Late Now – They’re too Big to Fail – We have to Live with It – What Difference does it make Now… and never forget the big Whopper; “But we have to pass the Bill so that you … Continue reading

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A crisis of Truth in America

The opening paragraph of the Declaration of Independence contains the five “W’s”: who, what, where, when and why. In the first line following the opening paragraph, the Declaration then begins in detail by stating that the document is rooted in … Continue reading

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IRS may get special counsel after all

By Jack Minor –   While Attorney General Eric Holder has so far resisted demands from Congress to appoint a special prosecutor over the IRS’s targeting of conservative groups, the agency may not have dodged the bullet after all as … Continue reading

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High court rules in favor of religious freedom

In a 5 to 4 decision, the Supreme Court today ruled that closely held corporations, in this case Hobby Lobby and Conestoga Wood Specialties, are excluded from Obamacare’s mandate that employers must provide birth control for their employees. Justice Samuel … Continue reading

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NoCoGazette – smarter readers better news from a Simpler Time

by Craig Masters While regular readers of the Northern Colorado Gazette don’t always agree with the opinion pieces, they always trust that the news is reported with minimum bias. We don’t have to report stories we might not like or want … Continue reading

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Fracking for oil through Common Core

by Craig Masters I attended the Coloradoans for Responsible Energy Development (CRED) fracturing event held at Colorado School of Mines this past Wednesday evening. Even though the venue is probably one  of the most industry friendly venues in the country, … Continue reading

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Supremes could decide fate of NSA spying program after conflicting rulings

Contradicting an earlier ruling last week that the NSA’s collection of data on most Americans was flagrantly unconstitutional, another judge has ruled this week that the agency has the right to collect data in order to prevent terrorist attacks.   … Continue reading

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White House, Dems compare GOP to terrorists over government shutdown

By Jack Minor –   While the traditional wisdom is that if the US government were to endure a shutdown over stalled negotiations in Congress, the Republicans would end up bearing the brunt of the blame. However, recent statements by … Continue reading

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Two Judges rule against Obama / Reid

by Craig Masters In the state where card games are big money, two Nevada judges have called a spade a spade in ruling that Obama does not have the Constitutional authority to change law to suit his political agenda. This … Continue reading

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Cooke, Moreno reelection decision could wait until next year

by Jack Minor –   The question of whether Weld County’s clerk and recorder, and sheriff can seek another two terms may not be decided until next year, the county attorney said.   “This concept of saying have a judge … Continue reading

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“Skip” Carlson best qualified for House race

I have real concerns for our country, state, and the politics that affect us all. Loyalty to political parties trumps the message of the candidate and what they stand for in this day and age of media sound bites. I … Continue reading

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Hank Williams Jr. doubles down on Obama in new song

by Jack Minor–   Once again, Hank Williams Jr. has taken aim at President Barack Obama with a new song where he tells the President to “pack his bags.”   The latest song, “Take Back our Country” from his new … Continue reading

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Personhood leaders attacked following Newsweek article

by Peter Grady –   A local pro-life couple has had to go into seclusion after vandals threw a large rock through their window following a profile of their work in Newsweek.   Keith and Jennifer Mason were profiled in … Continue reading

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Personhood one step closer in North Dakota

by Peter Grady –   With the defeat of a state senator who personally killed personhood measures in South Dakota, supporters now say lawmakers will aggressively pursue the measure during the next legislative session.   Incumbent state Senator Curtis Olafson … Continue reading

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School Board member tells public – it’s none of their business

a commentary by Craig Masters Nancy Rumfelt stepped to the podium at the Wednesday meeting of the Thompson School District Board of Education and the standing room crowd of teachers was dead quiet. The main item on the agenda was … Continue reading

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AP head hints at type of campaign coverage to expect in local outlets

by Jack Minor– An analyst with a media watchdog group says the chairman of the Associated Press sent strong signals as to the type of coverage to expect by the majority of media outlets this campaign season. The Associated Press … Continue reading

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The Rant: Baby Boomers Present Huge Challenges for U.S. Economy

by Mike McCune —   Far too often in these degenerate days what passes for research is skewed because the research is biased towards the the outcome favored by entity funding the operation and the education given the researchers. As … Continue reading

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The Rant: America’s Pump Price Pain Is Pure Fed Folly

by Mike McCune —   The top headline in today’s local paper recently read “Who’s To Blame For Gas Prices?–The More We Pay At The Pump, The More We Want To Know Who Is Responsible.” There were pictures of President … Continue reading

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The Rant: Government NEET Counting Covers Economy’s Weakness

by Mike McCune — “I have sworn on the altar of god eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.”–Thomas Jefferson   Government is fond of spouting its version of the truth while forgetting the jury … Continue reading

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Obama called most “thin-skinned” president ever

by Jack Minor — A conservative media watchdog says President Barack Obama’s claim that the Fox News Channel is responsible for his low approval ratings and other political woes is “ludicrous.” “According to Politico, in journalist David Corn’s new book, … Continue reading

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Colorado Supreme Court ruling moves sexual assault case forward

by Peter Grady– A case against involving an alleged sexual assault on a child will be moving forward following a Colorado Supreme Court ruling in favor of an appeal filed by Weld County District Attorney Ken Buck. The case involved … Continue reading

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The Rant — Government NEET Counting Covers Economy’s Weakness

by Mike McCune — “I have sworn on the altar of god eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.”–Thomas Jefferson   Government is fond of spouting its version of the truth while forgetting the jury … Continue reading

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The Rant – Experts Puzzled As Americans Shun Stock Markets

by Mike McCune — “I have sworn on the altar of God eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.”–Thomas Jefferson The markets may reach the moon in their gravity-defying surge but Main Street American consumers … Continue reading

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Is Comptroller General sending us a message?

by Craig Masters A March 1 report by the Government Accountability Office (GAO) is titled, “The Federal Government Faces Continuing Financial Management and Long-Term Fiscal Challenges.” Unlike nearly every major federal department, the GAO is not under the direction of … Continue reading

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Custodians earn trust in schools

By Craig Masters An open letter To all Thompson School District custodial staff, families and friends: In response to dozens of requests since January, two articles have been published to bring attention to the failures of school districts across the … Continue reading

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The Rant – Goldman Sachs Ruins Western Economy For Political, Monetary Profit

by Mike McCune —   Wall Street is moving further into the realm of weightlessness, the euro’s demise moves closer by the moment while the United States government by passing tax cuts without corresponding spending cuts pulls the noose tighter around … 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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Judge orders woman to provide unencrypted hard drive to prosecutors

by Matt Lacy– Civil-rights advocates have said a ruling by a Denver judge ordering a woman to unlock her computer for authorities chips away at constitutional protections in the digital age. Civil Liberty groups have been watching the case carefully … Continue reading

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The Rant: “U.S. in Wonderland” Or Going Down the Rabbit-Hole

     by Mike McCune   The stock markets continue to soar in early 2012–allegedly from sterling reports, European countries are finding buyers for their debt and the U.S. is peddling its debt with remarkable ease at very low interest … 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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The Rant – Greenspan Speaks, American Wallets Will Get Lighter

by Mike McCune Ex-Federal Reserve Chair Alan Greenspan opined about the impending financial collapse of the American government “on the record” Jan. 5. While he scored some point with statements like “Arithmetic demands it (change in the economy)” and “The … Continue reading

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Is the media overplaying the Iowa caucuses?

By Craig Masters The mainstream media has produced non-stop coverage of Republican candidates fighting among themselves to “win” the Iowa Caucuses and hopefully move on to be the next President of the United States. But is the mainstream liberal media … Continue reading

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The Rant: Middle Class Suffers Most From Political Mismanagement

by Mike McCune —   The federal government keeps pumping out the news they want you to hear, mass media seldom questions what officialdom is saying until a Solyndra-type mess occurs and the Federal Reserve keeps the whole thing afloat … Continue reading

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