Fine, fine, they’re the greatest football team of all time. I just wish there was a way to deflate the Lombardi trophy. ‘Nuff said.
Your friendly freedom fighters at the Independence Institute have been busy running back and forth between the Freedom Embassy and the Colorado Capitol building testifying on behalf of several different laws and statutes on the docket this year. Needless to say, we have some opinions we’d like to share.
For example, Amy Oliver Cooke, our “White House approved” Director of the Energy Policy Center recently wrote a column discussing the benefits (and some shortcomings) of Senate Bill 89 – which says you can have a back-up battery in your house without interference from Xcel. Here’s a general rule of thumb: if Xcel hates a bill, it’s usually good.
In that same vein, Sherrie Peif from Complete Colorado and Laura Carno from Coloradans for Civil Liberties have been tracking how Bloomberg money is once again playing a role in Colorado gun-related issues. More specifically, his dollars are being used to combat bills to restore gun rights. Damn New Yorkers. Read Sherrie’s analysis of the bill and Bloomberg’s involvement here.
Trump has been making quite a splash in Washington these last two weeks with his mighty pen. Read my latest for the Denver Post regarding the great irony of our “Buy American, hire American” President’s pen, which is made in China.
Then, if you’re ready for a break from politics head over to our website and answer our weekly poll question, “Where do the Broncos need the most improvement next season?” Tom Brady’s computer has been blocked from our website.
Be sure to catch Devil’s Advocate this Friday night to hear Francis Beckwith talk about his gig as the current visiting scholar in conservative thought and policy at CU Boulder. Then, the president of the left-leaning Bell Policy Center, Scott Wasserman, sits down to talk about transparency in taxes. That’s Friday at 8:30 PM on Colorado Public Television, Channel 12. Re-broadcast Monday at 12:30 PM.
Finally, we’ve brought in a new batch of fresh meat…um interns…to help out this semester. The Future Leaders Program is in full swing and we are excited to teach and learn from this new generation. Our past interns have found tremendous success in places like the Cato Institute, prestigious law firms, policy offices, and reporting sites. This new bunch has some big shoes to fill. Visit our internship page for more information about the Independence Institute’s Future Leaders Program.