Our schools are strangled by data-collection overload

In Notes by Mark Hillman

When discussion of K-12 education focuses on partisan funding battles, we sometimes ignore measures to improve our schools that ought to receive bipartisan support. Over the past two decades, lawmakers, …

Udall’s narrow view of choice is a bad joke

In Notes by Mark Hillman

Fortune cookies and Mark Udall have more in common than Colorado’s Democrat U.S. Senator might like to admit. You probably know the juvenile prank of reading the message inside a …

A dim view of ‘rights’

In Notes by Mark Hillman

Liberty is something you would expect liberals to understand.  Instead, the liberal view of liberty is backward, confusing rights with entitlements. Rights and freedom should be synonymous.  Authentic rights can …

Let’s not be The Stupid Party, again!

In Notes by Mark Hillman

It’s been said there are two political parties – The Evil Party and The Stupid Party.  Take a few minutes to read the following, and then decide which label fits. …

ObamaCare chains more of U.S. to government dole

In Notes by Mark Hillman

What sets Americans apart from people in so many other countries is that we actually like working.  No, every job isn’t fun, but Americans understand the dignity that comes with …

What ObamaCare means for rural Colorado

In Notes by Mark Hillman

Whether by design or coincidence, rural residents can expect to take it in the pocketbook as the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (aka “ObamaCare”) takes effect over the next …