Phony gun votes by Bennet, Udall

In Blog, Notes by Mark Hillman

The Washington Post reports that the ballyhooed vote by Colorado Sens. Michael Bennet and Mark Udall in favor of nationwide reciprocity for concealed-carry permit holders was a sham, staged with …

Pro-life Dems could block ObamaCare

In Blog, Notes by Mark Hillman

If it’s such a political “loser” to be on the pro-life side of the abortion issue, someone forgot to tell 39 Democrats in the U.S. Congress who appear to be …

Ritter backs cap-and-tax despite costs to Colorado

In Blog, Notes by Mark Hillman

Kudos to Heritage Foundation for this clip of Gov. Bill Ritter waffling on Waxman-Markey but backing the basic concept of cap-and-tax, despite documented costs to Colorado’s economy. [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Igpvmf9oTg&eurl=http%3A%2F%2Fblog%2Eheritage%2Eorg%2F2009%2F07%2F21%2Fvideo%2Dgov%2Dritter%2Drefuses%2Dto%2Dendorse%2Dwaxman%2Dmarkey%2F&feature=player_embedded[/youtube]

NEA lawyer: It’s all about power, money, job protection

In Blog, Notes by Mark Hillman

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-piPkgAUo0w&eurl=http%3A%2F%2Fblog%2Eheritage%2Eorg%2F2009%2F07%2F09%2Fnea%2Dgeneral%2Dcounsel%2Dunion%2Ddues%2Dnot%2Deducation%2Dare%2Dour%2Dtop%2Dpriority%2F&feature=player_embedded[/youtube] Not since the late Albert Shanker has a teachers union official been so candid about the true priorities of the National Education Association.  Shanker, the late president of the …

Farm lobby blew it on cap-and-trade

In Blog, Capitol Review, Notes by Mark Hillman

Once climate-change regulators strangle the economy and carbon-counters turn gas, oil and electricity into expensive luxuries, perhaps American farmers will recognize how “our friends” in Washington, D.C., sold us out …