Kelly Sloan

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Kelly Sloan: "Careening into the final couple of weeks of John Hickenlooper’s campaign for a job he told everyone a year ago he would hate, the most compelling issue is where he would stand on the ultimate Democratic temper tantrum, the packing of the Supreme Court, should a) he defeat Cory Gardner, b) Joe Biden beat President Trump, and c) the Democrats wrest control of the U.S. Senate. The last observed direction of the Hickenlooper weathervane indicates that he would indeed, probably, support such an act of violence on the separation of powers."

Kelly Sloan: "Since Colorado has adopted a habit of legislating important questions by plebiscite, there are, as ever, several important questions on the ballot. For reasons that should seem apparent, Proposition 115, the prohibition on late-term abortions, edges out most of the others in scope of importance."

Kelly Sloan: "There is an old aphorism, popular in politics, that says if you are not at the table you are on the menu. One of the more important ballot measures Coloradans are being asked to consider this year is asking approval to surrender our place at the national table."

Kelly Sloan: "This is a busy election year, and, judging by the length of the ballot going out to them, the plebiscitary demands on the voters in Colorado are considerable. Expectantly, the contests for president, Senate, and certain ballot measures are receiving the bulk of the limelight, but considerable attention ought to be paid to local district attorney races."

Paula Noonan

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Paula Noonan: "Women have an inalienable right to make their own medical decisions. Men have an inalienable right to make their own medical decisions. Only the first statement is up for debate with Proposition 115, an initiative to limit a woman’s right to manage her own medical care during pregnancy. This fundamental right should not be debatable."

Paula Noonan: "Colorado’s former Gov. Dick Lamm, an early prognosticator on the 'devil’s in the details' of economic growth, was the featured speaker in a podcast sponsored by the Center for the Advancement of a Steady State Economy. The premise of the Center is that an ever-growing world economy is unsustainable for earth’s environment."

Hal Bidlack

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I know this will come as a shock to most of my dear readers, but as it happens, I am a bit of a nerd (Ed: No!). It is true, and I have always been one. I was on the safety patrol in elementary school, and in high school, I started up the astronomy club. I have always been interested in learn…

Hal Bidlack: "While I do not care for his music, I admit I was impressed (as a rank amateur guitar player myself) by Ted Nugent’s amazing skill on his fretboard. And I would think that his opinions on guitar technique would be both valid and expert. On wolves, not so much."

Hal Bidlack: "Do you know who is on the front lines of protecting the vote here in the Centennial State? It is your local county clerk and the elections divisions of his or her office. A recent Colorado Politics story highlighted the hard and vital work being done by those clerks, and how they are the superheroes of this election, much to Donald Trump’s likely annoyance."

Jimmy Sengenberger

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Jimmy Sengenberger: National and state forest services have "raised costs to the point that neither individuals nor businesses have incentive or capacity to clean out deadwood and beetle kill.  Consequently, there is so much forest fuel that Colorado is widely ablaze."

Jimmy Sengenberger: "I’ll be blunt: School districts are failing their students by pursuing remote learning.  Voters should not approve a single tax or bond measure requested by a school district that is not opened for in-person learning or is threatening to go back to full-remote."

Miller Hudson

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Miller Hudson: "During recent election cycles, Colorado Republicans have mounted a Greek chorus bemoaning Democratic allegiance to the policy ambitions of Antifa, the far left and, brace yourself, scurvy socialists! Perhaps their most paranoid prediction is that Democrats plan to escort Joe Biden directly to a memory care facility following his inauguration in favor of a President Kamala Harris and her sidekick, AOC."

I’ve been pondering the consequences of political promises recently and tuned in to the presidential debate this past week in hopes of curating a few current samples of the art. That hope proved a bust. The single positive result following COVID-19’s assault on the White House may be that we are mercifully saved from another insult cage match.

Jon Caldara

Jon Caldara: "Colorado’s “business community” has gone AWOL this election. Have they deserted Colorado? If so, it’s kinda hard to blame them. They’ve been beat to hell during this progressive occupancy of Colorado."