Colorado trailing other states in...
School Choice
Despite the significant gains Colorado has made in educational choice it still lags behind other states. What can we do to improve this situation? Education policy analyst Ross Izard offers some insights and ideas on what we can do to help Colorado children find the school that works best for them, in this Complete Colorado Page 2 op-ed.
Let voters decide on giveaways...
Littleton Votes Against Corporate Welfare
In this IITV Freedom Minute, Mike Krause applauds voters in Littleton for passing Measure 300, which insures voters get a say in whether the city gives corporate welfare to private companies. We hope more cities across Colorado will follow Littleton's lead and allow their residents a say in corporate giveaways.
Message to gun owners...
Bullying Gun Rights Away
In this Complete Colorado Page 2 op-ed, Jon Caldara writes, "Nothing exemplifies political bullying more than the current effort by Dudley Brown of Rocky Mountain Gun Owners, who is using intimidation and threats to squelch a growing movement to re-legalize 30-round magazines, winning back 99 percent of all the gun magazines we lost in the 2013 ban." Read the whole thing 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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It’s almost time for July 4th! We’re only hours away from barbeques, fireworks, and copious amounts of flag waving. Before we get to that stuff, though, let’s take a few minutes to talk about a different kind freedom: The kind that empowers kids without means to access the high-quality educational options they need to build [...]

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