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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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  • 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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  • Caldara’s Newsletter 11-03-17

    Caldara’s Newsletter 11-03-170

    • November 3, 2017

    I’ve had several requests for an update on Gary, the dog that adopted us thanks to the puppy-dog eyes of my Ninja-like manipulative children – “Daddy, I’d rather cuddle a dog than a boy.” I can report one minor victory in the war of the generations. The teenage daughter has, under threat of dog expulsion,

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  • Caldara’s Newsletter 10-4-17

    Caldara’s Newsletter 10-4-170

    • October 4, 2017

    After years of standing firm, my daughter used her super-powers of daddy-manipulation, and, well, I caved. We now have a dog. I’m pretty sure it thinks its name is “No!” But get this, it came with the name “Gary.” Gary? Who names a dog Gary? Now when it gets out of the yard I’ll be running around the neighborhood yelling, “Gary! Gary!” like my gay boyfriend just ran out on me (not, not that there’s anything wrong with that).

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  • Caldara’s Newsletter 08-23-17

    Caldara’s Newsletter 08-23-170

    • August 23, 2017

    As a nation, we’re still wrapping our collective heads around the ugliness of racism and neo-Nazi rallies like the ones in Charlottesville. I believe this is a dying gasp from a fading, ignorant mindset. Racism isn’t growing, it’s fading. Just look at the rates of interracial marriage and children. The real issue is economic stagnation.

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