Anti-worker policies adopted in 2013 in Colorado including a cost escalating renewable energy mandate, the "toughest in the nation" regulations on the energy industry and the Governor's current push for more, excessive anti-gun laws that drove jobs out of state, and a billion dollar tax initiative (thankfully defeated by 2-to1) have compounded the job destruction coming from Washington.
24-Feb-2014 | By Krista Kafer, Contributing Editor
When thoughtful people offer compelling and competing alternatives, the best course is often to continue dialogue. Requiring Colorado public schools to teach to Common Core standards and administer aligned national assessments too soon will shut down debate when important questions remain unanswered.
24-Feb-2014 | By Melanie Sturm, Contributing Editor
"The point here," Rosin argues, "is not that there is no wage inequality. But by focusing our outrage into a tidy, misleading statistic we've missed the actual challenges." Those challenges include the feminization of poverty triggered by an explosion of single-motherhood and a declining standard of living caused by falling wages, less work and skyrocketing health care, food and utility costs.
24-Feb-2014 | By William Moloney, Contributing Editor
When misleading political rhetoric implicitly sets one group of Americans in opposition to other groups the resulting divisiveness actively threatens the health of a democracy already viewed as highly polarized.
24-Feb-2014 | By Brian Anderson, Contributing Editor
Occupational licensing has a negative impact on employment, consumer choice, prices and the economy. As America struggles with the slowest economic recovery since the Great Depression, government should focus on reducing barriers to employment rather than protecting those who are already licensed and employed.
24-Feb-2014 | By Lawrence J. Fedewa, Contributing Editor
The only way the balance of powers laid out by the Constitution can be restored is this: the Congress must make a major effort to control the growth and functions of the bureaucracy. Otherwise, the Congress, like the rest of us, will be condemned to rule by the Executive Branch of government.
24-Feb-2014 | By Lloyd Lewis, Contributing Editor
The American economy is the most resilient and prolific in history…We are a nation of innovators, entrepreneurs, risk takers, people who see value where others don't. Interesting examples are companies who see value in employment of people with "disabilities" - Walgreens, Proctor & Gamble, Hershey's, Safeway, and King Soopers.
24-Feb-2014 | By Kelly Sloan, Contributing Editor
It's an unconscionable injustice to the tens of millions murdered under the Soviet regime and the millions more exterminated by the spread of its ideology to treat the dark, 70-year history of the Soviet Union as simply an unpleasant period on which we'd prefer not to dwell, rather than with the revulsion and disdain it deserves.
08-Feb-2014 | By Craig Alan Silverman, Contributing Editor
Barack Obama has done his usual good job of dividing people and that includes the Jewish community. A collective of progressive Jews has, with the tacit approval of the Obama administration, nurtured J Street, and undercut America's most prominent and effective pro-Israel organization, AIPAC (American Israel Public Affairs Committee).