Free book signing event...
Come Hang Out with Mike Rosen!
Join the Independence Institute as we welcome Mike Rosen to discuss his new book, Reality: A Plain-Talk Guide to Economics, Politics, Government and Culture. The book signing will be held Thursday, October 22, with refreshments at 5:30PM and the presentation at 6:00PM. RSVP for FREE here. If you have any questions, contact Mary MacFarlane at 303-279-6536 X102 or
Against all bullies...
JeffCo Mom Won't Tolerate Bullying
JeffCo Mom Linda Pelon won't stand for the bullying she's witnessed at JeffCo school board meetings. Despite raising teacher's salaries and funding a new school without debt, the reform majority has been on the receiving end of opponents' bad behavior. Watch Linda's Freedom Minute here.
EPA poll results...
Opposition to EPA's Clean Power Plan
Coloradans oppose the Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Power Plan when it comes to increases in electricity bills, effects on minority communities, and negligible effects on global temperatures or carbon emissions, a poll conducted by Magellan Strategies found. Read the whole thing here.
Thumbnail guide to...
Colorado's Spending Problem
Colorado state government has a spending problem. Between FY 1999-00 and FY 2013-14, its inflation-adjusted expenditures rose by 38 percent.1 Its inflation-adjusted revenues rose by just 34 percent. Although Colorado’s working age population grew over the period, its private sector employment stagnated. Read full Issue Backgrounder here.
JeffCo AP US History...
Who's Censoring Whom?
Education Policy Analyst Ross Izard takes a look at the changes made to this year's Advanced Placement U.S. History framework, and what those changes tell us about last fall's "censorship" controversy in Jefferson County, Colorado. Watch video here.

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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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