Help a liberal cry...
Donate on Colorado Gives Day!
Caldara's Little Helper wants to remind you about Colorado Gives Day (12/8/15), which gives you the chance to lighten your tax burden while supporting your favorite bunch of freedom fighters at the Independence Institute. Help make freedom possible locally this year by making a generous contribution on Tuesday, December 8th. But rather than wait, you can schedule your gift TODAY by clicking here.
AG Coffman's greatest ally...
2003-era Ken Salazar
Former Colorado AG Ken Salazar is no fan of current AG Cynthia Coffman’s participation in a multi-state suit against the President's “Clean Power Plan.” But what Salazar did as AG a dozen years ago, before he was a U.S. senator and Interior secretary, may help her prevail. Peter Blake explains in this Page 2 op-ed.
After November's elections...
School Reforms Live On
Senior Education Policy Analyst Ben DeGrow offers a silver lining to the defeat reform candidates received around the state this November. Some of the reformers may be gone, but the reforms they championed remain. Watch here.
Taxes in Colorado...
Who Pays Colorado Taxes?
Linda Gorman explores the question, "who pays Colorado taxes?" in this Issue Backgrounder of the same name. The answer just may surprise you.
Following Littleton's lead...
Wheat Ridge Limits Corporate Welfare
Wheat Ridge became the latest Colorado city to require voter approval for urban renewal projects that give taxpayer funded "incentives" to private companies. Watch Mike Krause explain here.

Independence Institute Audio

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).

Latest Updates

Join us on Facebook!

Independence Institute TV

Freedom Minute | Denver Hates CarsFreedom Minute | Who's Keeping Colorado From 30-Round Mags?Freedom Minute | The Stacy Petty Show Minute | Where Do Millennials Want to Live?
December 1st, 2015
As most of you know, and as I will proudly proclaim once again, your pal Little Eddie has officially turned six. I’m practically a grown-up. That means I have more liberty to stay up later, make choices regarding vegetable consumption at dinner, and riddle my blog posts with six-year-old snark. To ring in my newfound [...]

ESEA Compromise Emerges in Washington (romise Emerges in Washington Tue, 01 De min).
Jon Caldara Interviews Rob Natelson on “Where the Columbines Grow”.
November 25 Colorado Energy Cheat Sheet: CO residential rates skyrocket, could get worse; AG Coffman responds to Gov. Hickenlooper challenge over authority to challenge EPA.
Colorado’s skyrocketing electricity prices could get much worse.
Legislature Restrains Its Compulsion to Overcriminalize Colorado (re Restrains Its Compulsion to Overcriminalize ColoradoÀÚøïi„ˆ€iˆGzQ÷E… )@; z@œÁ®Æ¡[äPæ·DOéSü°†€ ÊÉ ,¾Œ€®0Åì="_mcePaste" style="position: absolute; left: -10000px; top: 0px; wid min).