Category: "Colorado Politics"

My op-ed: Colorado should allow alcohol sales in supermarkets

I asked a friend who hails from Michigan, "How would you feel if it became illegal for supermarkets to sell beer and wine?" He looked at me like I was crazy. Indeed, the question seems a ridiculous one. The idea that government would prevent me or you… more »

The Ongoing Failure of Obamacare, Right Here in Colorado

My latest for the Denver Post: Last month, Colorado HealthOP, the state's largest non-profit health insurer, was removed from Colorado's Obamacare exchange, Connect for Health Colorado, because massive ongoing losses have rendered it financially… more »

Colorado GOP justified in ending presidential caucus poll

Two weeks ago, the executive committee of the Colorado Republican Party voted to eliminate the presidential preference poll, which has been held in each of the two prior presidential cycles — and with Colorado caucus participants choosing someone other… more »

Concluding Colorado's GOP Chaos (I Hope)

To my readers, acquaintances and friends who are involved with Colorado Republican politics, whether as participants or spectators: The last couple of weeks have seen the Colorado Republican Party organize the most remarkable circular firing squad I’ve… more »

Colorado Republican Chaos

Colorado Republicans have a remarkable way of screwing up, making bad decisions, pulling defeat from the jaws of victory, and airing disagreements about those decisions publicly in ways even gleeful Democrats hadn’t imagined possible. This year the… more »

Hickenlooper Speed Traps Colorado

Boulder, Colo. Any Coloradan who receives a traffic ticket from a speed or red-light camera in the next year ought to know exactly who to blame: Democratic Gov. John Hickenlooper. Ten cities in Colorado, including Denver, issue about $14 million in… more »

Pot Lessons from Colorado

Often the first thing I’m asked when traveling outside of Colorado is a half-question half-joke about how many people in the state I now call home are stoned. Although I’m pro-legalization, I’ve never touched marijuana and it seems as if I’m not alone:… more »

Yes, allow Colorado grocery stores to sell full-strength beer and wine

Whenever business owners try to justify regulations that benefit themselves but harm consumers, it always starts the same way: "I'm for free markets, but ... ." The brewing debate over whether to allow supermarkets to sell full-strength beer, wine and… more »

The Most Ridiculous Campaign Ad of the Year

Democrats and liberal organizations have put out a lot of hyperbolic, hyperventilating ads this year...almost all related to birth control, since they don't actually have a positive agenda to run on. This matches my predictions of several months… more »

George Will mentioned me in his column today!

Mr. Will and I have similar opinions about why Cory Gardner should beat Mark "Uterus" Udall...… more »
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