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  • First Nomination for Californian of the Year: Christine Berg

    First Nomination for Californian of the Year: Christine Berg0

    • December 18, 2017

    Our first nominee is Christine Berg, Mayor of Lafayette, for her leadership and vote to make Lafayette the first city in Colorado to bar local restaurants from advertising “sugar drinks” on kids’ menus. The ordinance limits children’s default choices to water and milk, among other offshoots, such as sparkling water and non-dairy milk alternatives.

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  • Californian of the Year Award (in, um, Colorado)

    Californian of the Year Award (in, um, Colorado)0

    • December 14, 2017

    I couldn’t be more excited to announce the Independence Institute’s first annual “Californian of the Year” Award! That’s right! Since our once ruggedly individualistic state of Colorado is turning into East California, we at Independence believe we should celebrate those brave men and women who are making California-like policies grow and prosper while taking away our liberty here.

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  • Welcome to Colorful East California

    Welcome to Colorful East California0

    • December 8, 2017

    by Jon Caldara A fascinating recent report by The Denver Post’s Aldo Svaldi (which I’m pretty sure is the name he made up to start a budget winery) details the demographic shifts happening to our once ruggedly individualistic state. More people are still pouring into Colorado than sneaking out, but the gap is narrowing. Last

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  • Peggy Noonan, Calendars, and Dirty Jokes. Oh my.

    Peggy Noonan, Calendars, and Dirty Jokes. Oh my.0

    • December 1, 2017

    Writing on the recent avalanche of sexual harassment stories, Peggy Noonan of the Wall Street Journal welcomed this overdue housecleaning but shared the concern of the, “fear that things will get carried away—innocent men will be railroaded, the workplace will be swept with some crazy new Puritanism.” And she agreed it’s not wrong to fear

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  • Help a Smug Liberal Cry

    Help a Smug Liberal Cry0

    • November 13, 2017

    Have you heard of Colorado Gives Day? It’s more than just a day. And it shouldn’t just benefit the Left! Colorado Gives Day is a movement that inspires thousands of donors to support their favorite causes online at ColoradoGives.org. And we know the Independence Institute is one of yours because every time you give to

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  • The assault weapon attack on math

    The assault weapon attack on math0

    • November 10, 2017

    There’s no better example of the media’s ability to emotionally bait an issue out of all mathematical proportion than that of “assault rifles.”

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