What the heck’s been going on here at the Independence Institute you ask? Well, I’m here to tell you.
- ***Linda Gorman has been putting the hammer down, writing articles debunking and debating all sorts of nutty lefty ideas. Here’s one on Medicaid myths in the Denver Post, along with one on the nannyist cell-phone bill in the Colorado Daily, and finally one on income and college enrollment correlations in the National Review online.
- ***By now you know about Independence Investigates, our investigative news center run by former KOA superstar Todd Shepherd. Todd and I sat down to discuss his work exposing the highly inefficient solar panels over at the Denver Museum of Science, recently toured and drooled on by President Obama.
- ***Speaking of podcasts, Amy Oliver and I sat down to discuss one of those bad ideas that just won’t die. Of course I’m speaking of House Bill 1299, “national popular vote.” Otherwise known as, making Colorado irrelevant in national elections for the end of time.
- ***I am growing convinced my 4-year-old son is the reincarnation of John Belushi from Animal House. I am particularly thinking about the food-fight scene. I’m not saying I am a bad parent. I am just saying my wife keeps social services on speed dial. I am also convinced that Chuck E. Cheese is the kiddie version of Vegas.
- ***While I’m disclosing personal details, I’d like to share this great YouTube video I’ve been obsessing over recently. It features the greatest bass player to ever live killing a sick bass solo (Ox cam included)!
- ***COST informed me that special district transparency passed out of House appropriations, 12-1. The lone no vote? Don Marostica… surprise surprise. We are inching ever closer to much needed special district transparency.
- ***Finally, Krista Kafer’s excellent paper on the Chronology of School Choice in the U.S. just got updated with new information and developments on the advancement of school choice.
That’s it for now. Check back next week for a new list of things I deem cool, or if you prefer, sweet.
- I just saw this brilliant post from our 5 year old education crusader, Eddie. I have a feeling this kid is really going to be something someday.