• General Observations
  • Bathroom Baloney

    Once you become a parent, your child’s safety becomes a top priority, even if ensuring it comes at the expense of civility towards others. So when parents voice concerns about sexual predators exploiting laws meant to protect the rights of transgender individuals, as a parent, I appreciate where their fear comes from.  Read More at […]

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  • Everyone Had a Hand in Mass Incarceration

    Bill Clinton did not cause mass incarceration in America and Bernie Sanders cannot end it. Blaming America’s enormous prison population on the former president and the first lady, presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, displays ignorance of the historical facts. Furthermore, federal prisons house about 10 percent of the U.S. prison population; the remaining 90 percent are […]

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  • One Step Forward, One Step Back in Colorado Senate

    Colorado taxpayers scored a win for transparency last week in the state Senate. Initially the Colorado Senate State Affairs Committee buried Senate Bill 16-038. Introduced by Sen. Irene Aguilar (D-Denver), the bill was intended to increase oversight of nonprofit organizations that provide services for adults with developmental disabilities and receive substantial taxpayer funding. Read More

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  • Vail Daily Column: Taxpayers Have a Right to Know How Their Money is Spent

    Do you have a right to know how your tax dollars are spent? An affirmative answer seems like a bipartisan no-brainer. So why would the Republican-controlled Colorado Senate State Affairs committee squash a bill sponsored by Sen. Irene Aguilar (D-Denver) acknowledging and protecting your right to know? Read More at The Vail Daily.