Labor, Education & Pensions Issues
“It’s Working” Initiative Enters New Phase Douglas County residents generally seem pleased with the progress public schools have made in recent years, thanks to bold, reform-minded policies. Yet forward progress isn’t guaranteed — and residents need to remain vigilant about continued reform; otherwise the County will reverse ground and return control of the district to [...]
The state’s largest free-market organization, Americans for Prosperity Foundation – Colorado, today launched a multi-faceted education campaign effort aimed at keeping Douglas County Public Schools moving forward with ongoing reforms. This comes in response to efforts by teacher unions and other left-wing special interests to reverse years of progress in the district. AFP Foundation-CO will [...]
It’s rare that the liberal mayor of Boulder and conservative mayor of Colorado Springs strongly agree on something. When they do, we need to take notice. What the two agree on is that Senate Bill-25 — a bill that would grant collective bargaining rights for firefighters in those and other cities across the state — [...]
Americans who don't read past the headlines can sometimes be led astray, or only get part of the story. That's why legendary broadcaster Paul Harvey delighted his legion of loyal listeners by taking the time to clue them into "the rest of the story."
This news story provides an excellent case in point. The headline will be seized-on by some to argue that there's no demand for more domestic drilling, because the U.S. is now, suddenly, an exporter of certain fuels. But a look beyond the headline tells a more complicated story.
The Washington D.C. Police Department this week vowed to actually begin enforcing the law, including laws against assault, menacing and disturbing the peace but only after Occupy Washington goons roughed-up AFP supporters attending a Ronald Reagan tribute dinner on Friday evening. The dinner was part of AFPs Defending the American Dream Summit.
Fridays donnybrook outside the D.C. Convention Center was anything but a peaceful protest: rabid Occupiers pushed and shoved and verbally assaulted attendees, knocking down several senior citizens in the process. They blocked traffic. They ganged on windows like animals at the zoo. They provoked one young mother, fearing for the safety of her child, to go on the attack against the mob. All this while D.C.s finest -- the few of them that were there -- stood around as if on a donut break, passively letting the mayhem and abuse occur.