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 By Mark Hillman    Opinion

Recommendations on state ballot questions

Here's my plain-and-simple explanation of and recommendation for statewide issues on the Colorado ballot for 2022: Amendment D, New 23rd Judicial District Judges. In 2020, the... — Updated 10/11/2022

 
 By Mark Hillman    Opinion

The Power of Silence

My late father often reprimanded my loquacious tendencies by quoting Proverbs 10:19: "In the multitude of words, sin is not lacking, but he who restrains his lips is wise." The... — Updated 9/20/2022

 
 By Mark Hillman    Opinion

History backs Lincoln's role as a pioneer for racial equality

Capitol Review Nearly 160 years after Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation, his place in history as "The Great Emancipator" of black slaves is firmly established.... — Updated 2/15/2022

 
 By Mark Hillman    Opinion

Let's be honest about the state of voting

CAPITOL REVIEW Confidence in elections is paramount to our system of self-government. Those we elect have an obligation to work together to build security and transparency in those... — Updated 2/1/2022

 
 By Mark Hillman    Opinion

Afghanistan will haunt U.S.

CAPITOL REVIEW By Mark Hillman New presidents often find themselves tested early in their administration; their performance is revealing to allies and enemies alike. JFK's failed... — Updated 9/1/2021

 
 By Mark Hillman    Opinion

Progressive Dems dare CO voters to hold them in check

Gov. Jared Polis and Progressive Democrat majorities at the State Capitol have spent the past three years ignoring clearly-expressed voices of Colorado voters on tax and economic... — Updated 8/11/2021

 
 By Mark Hillman    Opinion

Legislators targeted Colorado employers

When the Colorado General Assembly adjourned on June 8, small-business owners and job creators breathed a collective sigh of relief. After suffering through COVID-related... — Updated 7/14/2021

 
 By Mark Hillman    Opinion

The True Meaning of Independence

As we observe the anniversary of the Declaration of Independence this Fourth of July, we should consider the unique form of government for which our Founding Fathers chose to risk... — Updated 6/29/2021

 
 By Mark Hillman    Opinion

Social media is tearing us apart

We live in a truly strange and unsettling time in America.  Never before have I seen ordinary, hard-working Americans so on edge, so angry, so spoiling for a fight - about... — Updated 11/4/2020

 
 By Mark Hillman    Opinion

Senate should confirm Barrett

CAPITOL REVIEW In any other context, it would be fairly unusual to have such an intense political debate about the appointment of an obviously-qualified candidate for the Supreme... — Updated 10/21/2020

 
 By Mark Hillman    Opinion

Prop 113's election scheme: bad for Colorado, worse for rural voters

CAPITOL REVIEW By Mark Hillman Proposition 113 on this year's ballot is a rare example of Colorado citizens rising up to say "STOP!" when the State Legislature allows partisan... — Updated 9/30/2020

 
 By Mark Hillman    Opinion

CAPITOL REVIEW: What it means to be American

One explanation for the contempt and polarization in our country is that many of us never learned what it means to be "American." Unlike citizens of most countries, "Americans" do... — Updated 9/16/2020

 
 By Mark Hillman    Opinion

Polis, Hancock fiddle while Denver descends into chaos

Once known as The Queen City of the Plains or the Gateway to the Rockies, Denver is rapidly descending into a cesspool of violence and filth. 15 years ago, if I met a friend for... — Updated 8/5/2020

 
 By Mark Hillman    Opinion

CAPITOL REVIEW: Fiscal tailgating made budget debacle more painful

Tailgating on the highway presents an obvious danger: drivers in a reckless hurry, traveling too fast, following the car ahead too closely. When someone taps the brakes, a chain reaction ensues, and the resulting collision is far... — Updated 6/17/2020

 
 By Mark Hillman    Opinion

MLK's words illustrate his faith, patriotism and desire for unity

Because he was taken from us just before my first birthday, what I know about Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. comes from his speeches and writing. His words provide a stark contrast to... — Updated 1/22/2020

 
 By Mark Hillman    Opinion

'Any functioning adult' in 2020?

It seems today that the only thing that unites Republicans is their disdain for Democrats and the only thing that unites Democrats is their hatred of Republicans. Meanwhile, both... — Updated 12/31/2019

 
 By Mark Hillman    Opinion

Christians and Donald Trump

CAPITOL REVIEW It's a question thrown about frequently in social media debates: "How can anyone who claims to be a Christian vote for Donald Trump?" The questioner usually recites... — Updated 11/6/2019

 
 By Mark Hillman    Opinion

CAPITOL REVIEW

Colorado voters will soon be asked to approve Proposition CC, an innocent-sounding ballot measure asking us to "just trust" state government to spend our tax dollars without... — Updated 10/23/2019

 

Teaching 'Intersectionality' Poisons America's Future

For the first time in history, legislators are writing the progressive doctrine of "intersectionality" into Colorado law.  They want our schools to teach that the groups we belong... — Updated 5/15/2019

 
 By Mark Hillman    Opinion

We Can All Do Better In 2019

It's easy to be discouraged about the future of America, particularly if viewed through the lens of Facebook and Twitter or described by television talking heads who thrive on... — Updated 1/2/2019

 
 By Mark Hillman    Opinion

CAPITOL REVIEW

Every 10 years, Colorado must redraw the boundaries of congressional and state legislative district lines to ensure equal population. And every 10 years, Republicans and Democrats... — Updated 10/10/2018

 
 By Mark Hillman    Opinion

Let's Talk Common Sense And Facts About Guns

In the debates that rage after each highly-publicized mass shooting, one side claims that more restrictive gun laws could prevent future such tragedies while the other side... — Updated 7/25/2018

 
 By Mark Hillman    Opinion

Capitol Critics Could Benefit From Real-World Perspective

Ideas inspire both philosophers and legislators, but the two jobs differ considerably thereafter. That distinction is critical to understanding the current dust-up between the Independence Institute’s Jon Caldara and several... — Updated 9/6/2017

 

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