Obama tax plan risks crushing 'animal spirits' of investors

"Animal spirits," said John Maynard Keynes, are the essential spring of capitalism. We depend on the animal spirits of investors, high earners and entrepreneurs for a growing economy.Keynes, a...

DATE: March 9, 2009 | COLUMN: From our Congressman

Drilling rules

For two years, the Colorado Oil & Gas Conservation Commission has been developing a series of new rules that will govern how gas and oil is gathered in the state. The process has been thorough,...

DATE: March 9, 2009 | COLUMN: From our Congressman

City Council

The City Council does not look like a pleasant place to be right now, and it is unlikely to get better soon. With three seats up for grabs, some of the personal friction evident of late could calm...

DATE: March 8, 2009 | COLUMN: From our Congressman

'No' to House Bill 1238

In 2002, the Colorado General Assembly enacted important reforms to prevent abuses in government seizures of private property. The measure had bipartisan sponsorship and was overwhelmingly approved...

DATE: March 5, 2009 | COLUMN: From our Congressman

HHS

Kansas Gov. Kathleen Sebelius is the president's second choice (after the humiliated Tom Daschle) to head the Department of Health and Human Services, and she is a curious choice indeed.Three...

DATE: March 3, 2009 | COLUMN: From our Congressman

Obama and Iraq

President Barack Obama laid out his plan for Iraq on Friday, and it is both hopeful and prudent. That befits the changed reality he found waiting for him in the White House. While Iraq certainly...

DATE: March 1, 2009 | COLUMN: From our Congressman

Salazar makes right call on oil shale

When he was a senator, Interior Secretary Ken Salazar expressed his concern about a rush to explore oil shale development on Colorado's Western Slope. That concern translated to action this week...

DATE: March 1, 2009 | COLUMN: From our Congressman

The fight for the dream

My great-grandfather Nicholas was named for his birthplace - the ship that brought his parents to the new world. His mother boarded a wooden sailing ship knowing she might die in labor, far from...

DATE: March 1, 2009 | COLUMN: From our Congressman

Race and politics

Eric Holder, U.S. attorney general, garnered both attention and ire last week by calling the United States a "nation of cowards" when it came to openly and honestly discussing race."We, average...

DATE: Feb. 24, 2009 | COLUMN: From our Congressman

Keep sports priorities straight

Participating in sports has for a long time been a childhood tradition that, over the years, has grown in intensity for athletes, their coaches and their parents. What began as a pastime has become...

DATE: Feb. 22, 2009 | COLUMN: From our Congressman

High expectations are the norm in Animas High School model

At Animas High School, we believe in educating students for the future, not for the past. We believe kids have the right to a free, public education that encourages them to reach their potential....

DATE: Feb. 22, 2009 | COLUMN: From our Congressman

Six percent solution

We look forward to a return to more representative government in Colorado. Not fully, of course, as there should always be an opportunity for voters to place a few (reasonable) initiatives on the...

DATE: Feb. 22, 2009 | COLUMN: From our Congressman

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