Remember, for lots of fresh commentary and all the latest on Colorado’s U.S. Senate race between Republican Bob Schaffer and Boulder liberal Democrat Rep. Mark Udall, head on over to Schaffer v Udall. There are a lot of posts on Udall’s recent gaffes with MoveOn.org and Rush Limbaugh.
Colorado’s public school establishment has gradually been losing its grip on the education monopoly, and it’s also been losing its grip on the funding statistics monopoly. No need to retread old roads, but kudos once again to the Rocky Mountain News‘ Vincent Carroll for reminding readers that Colorado does not rank near the bottom of K-12 school funding but near the middle:
[Denver superintendent Michael] Bennet is right that Coloradans donâ€™t spend lavishly on education, comparatively speaking. But we havenâ€™t exactly been Scrooges, either.
For those dying to know more, check out my 2006 Independence Institute report “Counting the Cash.”
One of the best baseball games I have ever seen. What a contest from start to finish. Controversy, comebacks, power, pitching, good defense, clutch hitting, and after an improbable ending, the Colorado Rockies are in the playoffs for the first time in 12 years. Un- be- lie- va- ble.
And somewhere in it all, Matt Holliday secured a NL batting title (and maybe an MVP), Troy Tulowitzki all but locked up NL Rookie of the Year, and the Rockies broke a Major League team season record for fielding percentage. Closest to most fan’s hearts, though, is the fact Todd Helton – the long-time face of the franchise – finally gets to punch a playoff ticket, a fitting tribute to his career.
Seeing this city go baseball crazy in October does my heart good. For at least another week, fans will say: Broncos who?
The Colorado-Philadelphia series figures to be a high-scoring thrill ride of its own, a matchup of two unlikely playoff contenders with amazing September stories. There’s only one thing I can say to that: Go Rockies!
Michelle Malkin blasts away at the “phony” Congressional resolution attacking Rush Limbaugh: “Bottom-of-the-barrel desperation,” she writes, with accumulated evidence to demonstrate that those Lefties hopping on the bandwagon should have used a little more discretion first. They are giving conservative officials a platform to make our case stronger, says Newsbusters.
To her credit, Malkin also recognizes the lead role played by our own The Colorado Index in publishing the silly resolution sponsored by Boulder liberal U.S. Rep. Mark Udall. As noted earlier, the Left in Colorado also has assailed Udall as “an embarrassment” for this course of action.
Following the lead of a Left-liberal faux “watchdog” to use Congressional time and resources to attack a well-known radio personality for something he never said, Udall is losing respect on all sides. Personally, I can’t wait for him to introduce this resolution.