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My late father often reprimanded my loquacious tendencies by quoting Proverbs 10:19: “In the multitude of words, sin is not lacking, but he who restrains his lips is wise.” The passing of Queen Elizabeth II reminds me of that wisdom because her...

 

Capital Review

Not long ago, Colorado was one of the safest, most prosperous states in the nation. Today, Colorado is a mess. Crime is soaring. The economy is faltering. Energy prices are rising. Schools are struggling. Many of today’s problems are the predictabl...

 
 By Mark Hillman    Opinion    July 6, 2022

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Equality of all citizens is a uniquely American concept. Historian G.K. Chesterton said, “America is the only nation in the world that was founded on a creed.” That creed comes from the Declaration of Independence: We hold these truths to be self...

 
 By Mark Hillman    Opinion    June 22, 2022

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Sometimes it seems Democrat strategists know the minds of Republicans better than Republicans know themselves. Consider the current scheme by Democrats to spend millions to influence the Republican primary. Organizations funded by Democrats are...

 
 By Mark Hillman    Opinion    May 11, 2022

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God saw fit to stop at 10 commandments, but politicians can’t leave well enough alone, so a series of “Eleventh Commandments” apply to them. One of those admonishes: Thou shall not make the voters more cynical. This year, Democrats at our...

 
 By Mark Hillman    Opinion    April 27, 2022

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The State commission charged with adjudicating which Colorado schools must expunge their “American Indian mascots” devolved further into a kangaroo court last week. Chaired by Lieutenant Governor Dianne Primavera, the Colorado Commission on...

 
 By Mark Hillman    Opinion    March 30, 2022

Capital Review

Democrats at the State legislature made a remarkable choice in recent weeks to burnish their “reproductive rights” bona fides by passing a bill that stakes out perhaps the most extreme position possible on abortion by explicitly depriving an...

 

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Nearly 160 years after Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation, his place in history as “The Great Emancipator” of black slaves is firmly established. Nevertheless, a defense of Lincoln is a required response to the fallacy-ridden...

 

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Confidence in elections is paramount to our system of self-government. Those we elect have an obligation to work together to build security and transparency in those elections. Today, both parties are largely failing that test. After the 2020...

 

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Like a demolition team swinging a sledgehammer, legislators intent on purging Native American mascots from Colorado schools smashed their opposition with little consideration of the wreckage they were creating. So certain of the righteousness of...

 

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Republicans must confront the “elephant in the room” — former President Trump’s persistent claims that the 2020 election was stolen. Many Republicans believe him. Most Americans do not. By 2-to-1, independents voters believe the 2020...

 

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On Sept. 11, 2001, Islamic terrorists on a murder-suicide mission flew commercial airliners into the two World Trade Center towers in New York City and the Pentagon in Washington. A fourth crashed in a Pennsylvania field. The attacks against our...

 

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New presidents often find themselves tested early in their administration; their performance is revealing to allies and enemies alike. JFK’s failed Bay of Pigs invasion of Cuba and subsequent summit with Soviet premier Nikita Khrushchev, about...

 
 By Mark Hillman    Opinion    July 14, 2021

Capital Review

Legislators targeted Colorado employers for more lawsuits When the Colorado General Assembly adjourned on June 8, small-business owners and job creators breathed a collective sigh of relief. After suffering through COVID-related restrictions and...

 

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