Union Policies in the face of Prop 104
Colorado teachers unions did not support the successful transparency initiative on last year’s ballot. A look at several collective bargaining contracts throughout the state makes this absence of enthusiasm quite understandable. Greg Bratton shines a light on teachers union's policies that don't conform to the transparency required by Prop 104 in this op-ed.
Health care failure...
Colorado Invites Medicaid Fraud
In this Complete Colorado Page 2 blog note, health care economist Linda Gorman explains how Colorado invites Medicaid fraud to the tune of millions of dollars. Read Linda's piece here.
Message to gun owners...
Who's Keeping You From 30-rounds?
In this IITV Freedom Minute, Jon Caldara explains who is keeping responsible, law-abiding gun owners in Colorado from purchasing the 30-round magazines they want. Hint: It's not only Michael Bloomberg. Watch video here.
New Issue Backgrounder...
Citizens can help rein in government
The Constitution gives citizens the direct means to rein in federal power and cure federal dysfunction through a “Convention for proposing Amendments.” This Issue Backgrounder explains the reasons why the Founders created the process and how it works. The Backgrounder also corrects common misunderstandings and explains how citizens may participate.
Reaching the Hispanic Community...
Raaki Garcia Show
The Raaki Garcia Show is primarily in Spanish with experts in education, law, politics, policy, energy, and the goal is to educate Hispanic families about the ideas of liberty and free markets. Listen every Tuesday and Thursday from 11-12p on 1150 AM and online at

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September 17th, 2014
Dave Kopel
Former music critic, acclaimed journalist, and syndicated columnist Nat Hentoff joins Dave Kopel to discuss the fate of our civil liberties in the 21st century. Have we learned the lessons of 9/11? Why has Obama been worse on civil liberties than any president previous? Nat explains it all in this iVoices interview!
Nat Hentoff Talks Civil Liberties in the 21st Century (55:26 min).
Blended Learning Vision Coming to Life in Denver (21:52 min).
Should We Let the Courts Fix Tenure? (21:49 min).

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May 21st, 2015
Yesterday I prepped you for the big vote and showdown at last night’s Thompson school board meeting on whether to accept the proposed union contract update. I told you it could go one of two ways: Either the return to the drawing board 1) resulted in some reasonable solutions to board director concerns that could [...]

Thompson Board Stands Firm on Bad Contract; Union Backers Go Haywire (Board Stands Firm on Bad Contract; Union Backers Go Haywire min).
May 21 Colorado Energy Roundup: capitulating to the EPA, sage-grouse protections, and lazy fracktivists.
Thompson Gears Up for the Final (?) Battle (Gears Up for the Final (?) Battle Wed min).
Tuesday Twofer: More Legal Victories for School Choice (wofer: More Legal Victories for School Choice min).
Evidence on the Powers the Constitution Leaves Exclusively to the States.