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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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  • 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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  • Are Boulder’s housing policies accidentally racist?

    Are Boulder’s housing policies accidentally racist?0

    • October 27, 2017

    by Jon Caldara If whites move into town, it’s called gentrification, and that’s racist. If whites move out of town, that’s called white flight, and well, that’s racist, too. But what if it African-Americans move out? Well, that would just be called Boulder. As my colleague Randal O’Toole pointed out this month, U.S. Census data shows

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  • Economic inequality is Public Enemy No. One

    Economic inequality is Public Enemy No. One0

    • September 15, 2017

    by Jon Caldara A warning to my friends on the political right: Economic inequality is real. And the blowback from it could blindside us and cause a seismic leap to the left from which we may not return. Or let me try it another way. We’re all feeling it: a political tribalism rippling through the

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  • President Trump wrestled a logo and won. Thanks, media!

    President Trump wrestled a logo and won. Thanks, media!0

    • July 10, 2017

    Fake, petty conflict is the mainstay of reality TV, and our president is a master. He uses the media to delivery his message directly to the people, sadly, in a language modern Americans understand.

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  • Note to gentrifying Denver: You can’t always live where you want, but…

    Note to gentrifying Denver: You can’t always live where you want, but…0

    • June 27, 2017

    by Jon Caldara Hey millennials. Pardon my penchant for old fogey music, but as The Rolling Stones said, “You can’t always get what you want, but if you try sometimes, well you might find, you get what you need.” That includes housing. So stop whining. Yes, I get it. If you’re young and childless, it’s

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