Come shoot it, slam it, and smoke it...
ATF Party 2015!
Enjoy the perks of adulthood with the Independence Institute! Come shoot it, slam it, and smoke it Saturday, August 15 at the beautiful Kiowa Creek Sporting Club in Bennet, Colorado. Our celebrity shooter this year is 2-time Super Bowl Champion and NRA board member Dave Butz! Order your ticket online here or call Mary MacFarlane at 303-279-6536, ext. 102.
Building hope...
Arrupe Jesuit High School
Education policy analyst Ross Izard profiles west Denver’s Arrupe Jesuit High School, a private high school serving low-income, minority students with a rigorous academic program, its signature Corporate Work Study Program, and a deep-rooted culture of justice, giving, and compassion. Read the profile here.
New EPA rules...
Devastating Clean Power Plan
The EPA's "Clean Power Plan" will, by their own admission, do nothing to reduce Colorado's carbon footprint, all the while increasing energy bills for all Colorado ratepayers. In this Freedom Minute, Mike Krause explains the CPP's ill effects on the least able to afford it.
You could be a felon...
Colorado's Use Tax
Would it surprise you to learn that many or most Colorado residents, perhaps including you, are technically violating Colorado tax law? It’s true. In this Complete Colorado Page 2 op-ed, Ari Armstrong fills us in on Colorado's use tax problems and how we can fix them.
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

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).

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Pay for performance (PFP) is an incredibly hotly debated facet of education reform. I’ve never really quite understood that because, well, rewarding folks for doing great work strikes me as common sense. I mean, I get more allowance money if I do my chores well, and not so much if I “clean my room” by [...]

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