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Denver or Bust! The Race for Colorado’s Governorship

Colorado’s primary Tuesday cut the competition for governor from eight hopefuls to two. U.S. Congressman Jared Polis (D) will face off against term-limited State Treasurer Walker Stapleton (R) for the keys to the Golden Dome in November. Colorado, which has been perhaps the most purple …

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American History Tellers: Revolution, A Must Listen Podcast for this Fourth of July

As the Fourth of July approaches, millions of Americans will be traveling around the country to visit friends and family and celebrate the start of our great nation. Even as they will take part in festivities in the days leading up to and following the …

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Could Kelo Be Condemned? Looking at the Direction of the Roberts Court

Justice Kennedy is retiring from the Supreme Court of the United States. It’s been written about and reported extensively on this site. Reviews of his time on the bench have been and will continue to be written. Speculation on his successor begins apace. But it …

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The Fishy Practices of the Catfish Lobby

Someone asked to make a list of lobbyists with the worst reputations on Capitol Hill probably wouldn’t add “the catfish lobby” in a million years. In fact, “the catfish lobby” sounds much more like the entrance to an exhibit at your local Natural History museum. …

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Goodbye, Privacy? How New EdTech Is Turning Students Into Lab Rats

Our children are being groomed to have no expectation of privacy, ever, and to accept constant surveillance as simply how things are. Schools and corporate vendors are playing a major role in stamping out the individual liberty and autonomy that should be our inheritance as …

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Make ’Em Pay

We probably should have had this conversation a long time ago, and it probably should have been U.S. policy for quite some time, that the remittances from non-American citizens to relatives — or whoever — living outside the country be taxed to pay for efforts …

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U.S.-Turkish Relations: In Need of Counseling

Our relationship with Turkey is comparable to a failing marriage. One evening you come home from a long and difficult day at work only to find your spouse in bed with Vladimir Putin.  Over the past decade, our diplomatic relationship with Turkey has become challenging. …

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Trump Urges Supporters to Preserve GOP Control of Congress

Conservatives in general, and Trump supporters in particular, have been understandably frustrated with the congressional leadership of Mitch McConnell and Paul Ryan. Their fiscal incontinence and inability to fully repeal Obamacare have been particularly irritating, and this produced a significant amount of ambivalence about supporting …

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Reagan’s Prescient Warnings About the D.C. Metro

Thirty years after the end of his presidency, D.C. is still hard at work proving Reagan’s “Reaganisms” true. Last week it was “We’re from the government, and we’re here to help.” This week it’s “If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. …

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What Does the Ocasio-Cortez Upset Mean?

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez upset the most youthful member of the House Democratic leadership, Joe Crowley, a 56-year-old who many expected to succeed Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, on Tuesday. Though Crowley notches double the number of years lived as Ocasio-Cortez does, the other Democrats in leadership hold …

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