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Ken Buck steps in it at Independence Institute

11 years ago by Patricia Calhoun
When I met Ken Buck at the Independence Institute's ATF event Saturday, I asked what he thought about Jane Norton injecting gender into the race with a new commercial asking whether he was "man enough" to be a senator. Buck responded by telling me that Norton had recently said the...
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Independence Institute Seeks Investigative Reporter

13 years ago by Michael Roberts
When accountants at daily newspapers across the country look to cut costs, their attention is often drawn to investigative units, which are important for reasons of overall quality and prestige but tend to require large investments that don't pay off in terms of the steady copy flow that's become increasingly...
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Independence Institute's ATF Party: The Buck Stopped Here

3 years ago by Patricia Calhoun
"Why do we do this?" asked Jon Caldara, president of the Independence Institute and host of the annual Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms Party, at the August 26 event. "Only one reason. To piss off people on the left."
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The Independence Institute is 25 years old — and still shooting from the lip

11 years ago by Kenny Be
This week's Westword cover story is a cartoon by Kenny Be celebrating 25 years of the Independence Institute. See the cartoon on the Latest Word blog...
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Independence Institute Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms party celebrates "perks of adulthood"

8 years ago by Patricia Calhoun
The Independence Institute's annual Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms party is "the most politically incorrect event of the year," as we tagged it years ago, and the tenth annual ATF event lived up to that billing Saturday even if it didn't make the news that the 2010 incarnation did -- when...
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Jon Caldara, Tom Tancredo, Andrew Breitbart & Independence Institute demonic convergence

11 years ago by Patricia Calhoun
Jon Caldara's Channel 12 show is now called Devil's Advocate, and plenty of politicians are dancing with the devil. Not only did Caldara get his job as head of the Independence Institute after Tom Tancredo moved on to Congress, but Tancredo was at the Institute's annual ATF party ten days...
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Independence Institute on jihad against public-art spending in Denver

11 years ago by Michael Roberts
Even when times are good, fiscal conservatives often rail against public spending for the arts -- because, apparently, life would be better if we lived in a joyless, monochromatic society modeled on George Orwell's 1984. And when the economy turns south, such arguments only intensify. Given that, the only surprising...
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Independence Institute cries foul on cost of public-records request

11 years ago by Michael Roberts
In the past year or so, a number of state and local agencies in Colorado have begun charging members of the media higher fees for completing public-records requests. Take the Denver Police Department, which used to make copies of daily reports and put them in a press room where journalists...
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SCFD Study Shows Devastating Impact of COVID-19 on Colorado Culture

1 day ago by Kyle Harris
COVID-19 could obliterate many of the things we love about this state. Here's what you can do about it this holiday season.

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