Roads shortchanged in state budget

In Capitol Review, Notes by Mark Hillman

In the 18 months since voters passed Referendum C, Colorado’s resurgent economy has boosted the state’s budget windfall by 50 percent, from the $3.7 billion estimated just prior to Election …

Must reads April 17-23

In Must Reads, Notes by Mark Hillman

A disarmed campusBy John Tabin, The American SpectatorPerhaps some school administrators still think that declaring a "gun-free zone" makes a campus safer; that was what legislators thought when they started …

They’re gambling with your money

In Capitol Review, Notes by Mark Hillman

Legislators and lobbyists too often take chances with other people’s money.  That’s because the real world impact of legislation is often vastly different from the bravado that punctuates debate at …

Must reads for April 7-13

In Notes by Mark Hillman

Turning the corner in Iraq?Charles KrauthammerIt’s still early, but there are tangible signs of success for ‘the surge’ in Iraq.Imus is Mother Goose compared to rappersBrent BozellWhere were Jesse Jackson …

E-mail unmasks left’s education chasm

In Capitol Review, Notes by Mark Hillman

Longtime teachers union boss Albert Shanker infamously remarked, "When school children start paying union dues, that’s when I’ll start representing the interests of school children." The recent dustup between Democrats …

Must reads for March 30-April 2

In Must Reads, Notes by Mark Hillman

Dangerous DemagogueryThomas SowellThe demagoguery of the Democrats has already put them in the position where a successful conclusion of the Iraq war before the 2008 elections can be a political …

Must reads for March 19-23

In Must Reads, Notes by Mark Hillman

Compassion and the decline of AmericaBy Dennis PragerCompassion is killing the spirit of competition and the important lessons learned from success and from failure.  Too many Americans refuse to grow …

RMN: No wiggle room on Amendment 41

In Blog, In the News, Notes by Mark Hillman

Rocky Mountain NewsOn PointBy Vincent CarrollFebruary 15, 2007 Desperate supporters of Amendment 41 are arguing, some even with a straight face, that their attempt to rewrite their monstrosity after voters …