Waiting for care...
Wait Lists Deny Medicaid Patients Access to Care
One of the many hidden costs of Obamacare is the ever-growing Medicaid rolls as patients get pushed into the program. Consequently, Denver Health has seen an increasing amount of Medicaid patients. These Medicaid patients can be stuck on waiting lists for months. Waiting for health care is not healthy says health economist Linda Gorman in this Greeley Tribune article.
Central planning...
Beaucratic Planning Nightmares
What happens when bureaucrats sit in smoky back rooms and plan Denver metro's transportation and living needs? Nightmares. Randal O'Toole outlines the enormous failure that "mixed-use," "transit-oriented development" and other fancy buzz words wreak on our real world. Read the whole piece here on Complete Colorado's Page 2.
Fuzzy numbers...
PERA's "Pensionomics" Nonsense
In a study paid for by public pension programs, wouldn't you believe that public pensions like Colorado's PERA are a boon to all of society?! It's because of a "multiplier" effect that generously transforms payments to retirees into economic miracles! However, in this Complete Colorado Page 2 op-ed, Joshua argues that PERA doesn’t create wealth, multiply dollars through the economy, or increase tax revenue. Colorado’s taxpayers and workers do that.
Innovating in education...
Blended Learning Takes Off
Blended learning is a teaching method that combines in-person instruction with online learning in the classroom, lab, or other work space including home. This paper focuses on system-wide efforts in three Front Range school districts and a group of rural districts in the San Luis Valley. How's blended learning coming along? Read the Issue Paper to find out.
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 www.onda1150am.com.

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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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October 31st, 2014
Republican Congressman Mike Coffman and his Democratic opponent Andrew Romanoff held a public debate yesterday—all in Spanish. It was billed as the first non-English candidate debate in state history. Well, maybe not. Hispanics settled Colorado long before Anglos did. When I was practicing law in Denver in the 1970s and 1980s (before embarking on my academic [...]

Embracing Foreign Languages.
Antonucci Reminds Us to Be Skeptical of Union Leaders’ Pleas to Change ( Reminds Us to Be Skeptical of Union Leaders’ Pleas to Change http://www.ediswatching.org/2014/10/antonucci-reminds-us-to-be-skeptical-of-union-leaders-pleas-to-change/ http://www.ediswatching.org/2014/10/antonucci-remin min).
Tools of Choice: Dougco’s Press for Informed Parental Decisions (Choice: Dougco’s Press for Informed Parental Decisions http://www.ediswatching.org/2014/10/tools-of-choice-dougcos-press-for-informed-parental-decisions/ http://www.ediswatching.org/2014/10/tools-of-choice-dougcos-press- min).
COSFP’s School Funding, Instruction Story Not So Spooky with All the Facts ( School Funding, Instruction Story Not So Spooky with All the Facts http://www.ediswatching.org/2014/10/cosfps-school-funding-instruction-story-not-so-spooky-with-all-the-facts/ http://www.ediswatching.org/2014/10/cosfps min).
The Washington Post Picks Up the Flag from the Convention Alarmists.