• Democratic leaders kill a rescue bill under pressure from the left

    By The Editorial Board
    Updated March 23, 2020 7:34 pm ET

    What a spectacle. Much of America is quarantined at home, the public is so panicked there’s a run on toilet paper, the country desperately wants reassurance, and Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer decide to take a bipartisan rescue bill as a political hostage.

    That’s the display of Democratic leadership in a crisis the nation received on Monday as Senate Democrats blocked a $1.8 trillion bill that has urgent money for workers, hospitals, small business and, yes, even larger companies threatened by the forcible shutdown of the U.S. economy. When America most needs bipartisan cooperation, Democrats add to the economic uncertainty by putting their partisan interests above the needs of the country.
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    Democrats are lucky the Federal Reserve chose Monday to deploy its biggest financial guns so far, or the markets might have taken an even bigger fall amid Washington’s dysfunction. Equities still fell by 3% or so, but investors took some comfort in the Fed’s offer to buy as many mortgage securities and Treasurys as needed to calm the panic. The mortgage-securities market has been strained as sellers who need cash struggle to find willing buyers.

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  • It is a bit ironic that the people heavily criticizing government’s response to Covid19, are the same ones screaming to have government run healthcare-for-everyone….

     

     

  • Private Wealth to the Rescue

    Philanthropy and business are taking on the coronavirus.

    Bill Gates and his wife Melinda Gates introduce the Goalkeepers event at the Lincoln Center in New York, Sept. 26, 2018.

    PHOTO: LUDOVIC MARIN/AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE/GETTY IMAGES

    Liberals these days often treat the rich as if they’re the coronavirus, so it’s worth highlighting how many affluent Americans are using their wealth to stop its spread—not that they’ll get much credit for it.

    The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation along with Mastercard’s Impact Fund and the British health philanthropy Wellcome on Tuesday announced a $125 million project to accelerate coronavirus vaccines and treatments. Gates Foundation President Trevor Mundel says the idea is to have this “incubator” finance drug development before government funds become available.

    Congress last week authorized $3 billion for coronavirus drug treatments, but there’s no guarantee that the funds will finance treatments with the most therapeutic potential. Failed green energy companies Solyndra and Fisker, which received 2009 stimulus dollars, showed that government is a lousy venture capitalist. The failure of cellulosic ethanol projects is another example.

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  • Due to coronovirus concerns, we are canceling Saturday’s NSRF meeting with Michael Fields. We hope to reschedule him for another time. Stay safe NSRF members .

    Who is Colorado Rising Action?
    What do they do?
    What’s the difference between a “Tax” and a “Fee”?

    You might be surprised.
    Michael Fields will explain.
    He also helped Colorado defeat Proposition CC, which preserved your TABOR rights & refunds.

    Join us this Saturday morning, March 14th, from 9:00am-11:00am at the Amazing Grace Community Church, 541 E 99th Place in Thornton.

    Admission is $5 and includes a continental breakfast.

     

    Holding Colorado Liberals and their special interest groups Accountable.

    Michael Fields on Cory Gardner & President Trump in 2020

    Michael Fields talks about Cory Gardner and what he’ll face this year on Colorado Inside Out.

    Bernie Sanders’ Agenda Will Put 90,000 Coloradans Out of Work

    At a rally in Colorado, Bernie Sanders’ discussed his anti-energy agenda which would put 90,000 Coloradans out of work.

    COLORADO RISING ACTION

    Colorado Rising Action is focused on holding liberal groups and their special interest networks accountable and advancing conservative principles. We’re fighting for limited government, lowering taxes, fighting government over-regulation that stifles freedom, free enterprise, a strong national security, and shaping the public policy debate in the Centennial State.

    Colorado Rising Action is a 501(c)(4) organization focused on holding liberal groups and their special interest networks accountable and advancing conservative principles. We’re fighting for limited government, lowering taxes, fighting government over-regulation that stifles freedom, affordable and accessible health care, free enterprise, and a strong national security.

    We hold liberal groups and their special interest networks accountable, fact-check left-wing politicians whose policies would push our nation in the wrong direction, and ensure citizens have the most accurate, up-to-date information to drive a balanced policy conversation on national issues.

    Here’s how we do it:

    We have eyes and ears on the ground in Colorado tracking liberal special interest groups and candidates for federal office.

    Not only are we keeping track of what left-wing politicians are saying now, we also keep a fact-checking record and hold politicians accountable.

    Rapid Response. Timing is everything. We’ll be communicating in real time with reporters and directly with Coloradans with the latest and more relevant information.

    Michael Fields

    Executive Director

    Michael was previously the Senior Director of Issue Education for Americans For Prosperity (AFP), and State Director of AFP Colorado. He brings years of educational, legislative, grassroots organizing, and nonprofit experience. He has also served as a policy aide at the Colorado State House, press aide for the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor & Pensions, and taught both elementary and middle school in Aurora. Michael graduated from Valparaiso University and earned his J.D. from University of Colorado – Boulder. He and his wife, Mele, and their three children live in Parker.

    Lindsey Singer

    Communications Director

    Lindsey grew up in Boulder and has 10 years of communications and public relations experience, and has worked for nonprofit organizations, diplomatic office, and political offices on the local, state and federal levels. Prior to joining Colorado Rising Action, Lindsey was the communications director for the Montana Legislature’s Republican leadership, working directly under the Speaker of the House. She also served as the state press secretary for Montana’s U.S. Senator Steve Daines. Lindsey attended the University of Colorado – Boulder and Quinnipiac University. She lives in Highlands Ranch with her fiance.

    https://coloradorisingaction.org/

  • The Senate and the Judiciary

    A Democratic majority threatens judicial independence.

    By The Editorial Board
    March 8, 2020 7:11 pm ET23

    A broad liberal threat against the rule of law. Image: Sarah Silbiger/Getty Images

    Chuck Schumer says he regrets the words he used to threaten Supreme Court Justices Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh last week, but perhaps we should thank him for the moment of candor. The Senate Minority Leader has reminded the country of the threat that a Democratic Senate poses to judicial independence.
    Mr. Schumer’s threats were cruder than most, but they are part of a larger Democratic-progressive project to politicize the judiciary and delegitimize the current Supreme Court. The effort has included opposing nearly all of Donald Trump’s judicial nominees, threatening Justices with punishment if they issue certain rulings, stigmatizing judges who belong to the Federalist Society, and even threatening to change the structure of the High Court.
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    This goes well beyond the familiar criticism of Supreme Court rulings they don’t like. And well beyond the popping off that President Trump has done about specific judges in specific cases. Mr. Trump is wrong to do so, but like so much of what he says it has had no legal effect. The judges ignore him, as they should, and so do Senate Republicans…
    …The Democratic goal here isn’t merely to rebalance the courts with more liberal nominees the democratic way.
    The goal is to intimidate the judiciary into ruling the way Democrats want—or else.
     
     
  • South Bend is no model economy, but its former mayor once recognized the value of markets.

    Americans who treasure their lives and their liberty can only hope that communism will remain a dirty word. Freedom-loving voters have noticed that even as a relative moderate in the current Democratic field, Mr. Buttigieg is backing multi-trillion-dollar tax increases, the creation of a new government-run health plan, the end of the Electoral College and a restructuring of the Supreme Court among other “progressive” changes.
     
  • They’re increasingly rigid and orthodox, even as Republicans have shown a new flexibility.

    Democratic presidential candidate Tom Steyer at the debate in Manchester, N.H., Feb. 7.

    PHOTO: JOE RAEDLE/GETTY IMAGES

    The Democrats have turned religious. Not in the sense that they espouse a belief in an omnipotent and benevolent Creator or eternal and universal moral principles. They are religious in the sense that they hold dogmatic beliefs that are impervious to contradiction by logic, evidence or experience, and cultivate a moral superiority toward unbelievers. The party that loudly prides itself on tolerance and diversity is increasingly intolerant in at least three areas.

    First, Democrats have moved beyond traditional environmentalism, with its emphasis on regulation, technological innovation and market incentives to achieve incremental progress, toward a radical vision grounded in an unshakable belief in climate apocalypse. Both parties once cooperated to protect endangered species and clean the air, water and soil. Today’s Democrats demand bans on fracking and new oil and gas leases on federal lands, and endorse the elimination of all fossil fuels and decarbonization of the economy in unrealistic time frames. Rather than aspirational moonshots, intended to inspire the public and private sectors to work together, Democrats use these impossible goals as rationales for completely restructuring how Americans live, work, commute and even eat.

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  • Dear Friends,

    This is a fascinating (and disturbing) read.  One of the best “nutshell” descriptions of the United States current political situation that I’ve seen.

    Summary of eRumor:
    Shortly before his death, Eastern Michigan University professor Jack Minizey wrote about a modern civil war bing fought without guns in a column that has gone viral.

    The Truth:
    Jack Minzey was indeed an emeritus professor at Eastern Michigan University. He also died on April 8, 2018, as the forwarded email claims. Minzey did not, however, write a commentary titled “This Civil War” that’s been attributed to him.
    Daniel Greenfield wrote a delivered the commentary during the South Carolina Tea Party Convention Speech in January 2018. The original is titled, “The Second Civil War,” and mirrors the version later attributed to Jack Minzey word-for-word.

    Shortly after his death in April 2018, the commentary was attributed to Minzey in forwarded emails. Zero Hedge, a blog site that publishes conspiracy-minded commentaries about financial markets and globalization, published one version of the email that included this dramatic intro:

    Recently Jack Minzey sent what was to be the final chapter in the long line of books at treatises which he had written. Jack passed away Sunday, 8 April 2018. Professionally, Jack was head of the Department of Education at Eastern Michigan University as well as a prolific author of numerous books, most of which were on the topic of education and the government role therein. This is the last of his works.

    The Civil War commentary goes on to describe a “modern civil war” that’s being fought without guns (for now). Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation, the commentary goes, is a sign of Democrats rejecting the results of an election. “It means they don’t believe that transfers of power in this country are determined by elections. That’s a civil war.”
    It’s unclear how the Civil War commentary came to be attributed to Minzey. It could have been done so accidentally. Or, it could have been done to lend more credibility, and dramatic effect, the commentary. Either way, Minzey did not write it.

    Here’s the email:

    Dr. Jack Devere Minzey, born 6 October 1928, died 8 April 2018, was the Department Head of Education at Eastern Michigan University as well as a prolific author of numerous books, most of which were on the topic of Education and the Government role therein. (Editor’s note)This was the last of his works:

    Civil War:  How do civil wars happen?  By Dr. Jack Devere Minzey

    Two or more sides disagree on who runs the country.  And they can’t settle the question through elections because they don’t even agree that elections are how you decide who’s in charge.  That’s the basic issue here.  Who decides who runs the country? When you hate each other but accept the election results, you have a country.  When you stop accepting election results, you have a countdown to a civil war. 

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    • Jon Caldara
    • Feb 9, 2020

    Jon Caldara

    Last year we witnessed the most progressive legislative session in Colorado history. If tradition is any predictor, this legislative session should be a much milder affair.

    Election-year sessions tend to be less controversial. Legislators don’t want to overstep and risk looking extreme going into their re-election.

    Well, that’s how it used to be, at least. Not anymore.

    In case your subconscious has blocked your memory of what happened last year, like a trauma victim forgets the details of the vicious attack, let me walk you through your PTSD.

    In the 2019 legislative session our progressive overlords gave our precious nine, soon to be 10, Electoral College votes to urban centers like Los Angeles and New York with the National Popular Vote.

    They empowered the governor of California to decide what cars and trucks can be sold in Colorado (you read that right), under Cali’s emission standards.

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