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Jared WrightJared WrightMarch 22, 20176min460

Among the most promising things about the election of Donald Trump to the presidency, in conjunction with a Republican-controlled Congress, was the long-awaited realization of the repeal of Obamacare — the expensive government takeover of health care that was President Obama’s signal “achievement” — which drove up health insurance premiums and deductibles, priced millions out of the health insurance market, cost taxpayers billions of dollars and instituted a Medicaid expansion that will be the fiscal undoing of several states in the nation, including Colorado, if not reversed and accompanied with serious reform.


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Clifford D. MayClifford D. MayDecember 8, 20168min403

Slowly and perhaps even surely, Donald Trump is pulling together a team he believes can help him achieve his goals. Which are what exactly? The most basic are given to him in Article II, Section One, Clause 8 of the U.S. Constitution. On Jan. 20, 2017, Mr. Trump will swear to “faithfully execute the Office of President of the United States,” and to the best of his “ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States.” Faithful execution implies a presidential obligation to enforce the laws of the land. What about laws he objects to as a matter of principle or policy? He can work with Congress to repeal them. But to disregard them (as one might argue President Obama has done) is to violate his oath.


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Michael FieldsMichael FieldsNovember 28, 20165min466

Coming off a contentious election, and with the next legislative session just around the corner, it’s easy to get caught in the negative side of politics. It’s easy to build up political divides and play into an “us versus them” mentality — which then only breeds more anger, disconnection and gridlock. These barriers aren’t just in Washington, D.C. or at the state Capitol. They are deeper than that. Liberals often feel like conservatives ignore urban areas, devalue diversity and simply “don’t care.” While conservatives often feel like liberals have forgotten rural areas, downplay traditional values, and advocate for the tolerance of everyone — except for the people they disagree with.


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Jared WrightJared WrightNovember 2, 20166min404

I have been a fiscally conservative Republican since I was a young man because President Ronald Reagan’s unshakable optimism in the goodness of America and his message of personal responsibility and the dignity of work resonated strongly with me. And that’s why as a business owner, I’ll be voting for Amendment 70 to gradually raise Colorado’s minimum wage from $8.31 to $12 by 2020.


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Michael McGradyMichael McGradyAugust 15, 201621min372

In an unorthodox election year, conservative Republicans had something to get pumped up about this last weekend in Denver. While some pollsters claim Colorado has lost its political classification as a battleground state this election cycle, RedState.com, an unabashedly conservative blog, chose Colorado’s biggest city to rally — and in some cases even console — conservatives. RedState hosted its annual “Gathering” event in Denver Aug. 12-14, drawing a convergence of conservative Republicans from across Colorado and the country on the downtown Grand Hyatt Hotel. The eighth annual event was a star-studded conservative spectacle focused around an intensive series of lectures on activism, economics, and policy, but not without a heaping-helping of 2016 Republican restlessness.