Ari Armstrong

Bill would let veterinarians snoop in people's medical records

Bill would let veterinarians snoop in people's medical records

The bill expects veterinarians, who are trained in animal health, to also evaluate human health and psychology, for which they have no specific training or expertise.

By Ari Armstrong · February 23, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Ari Armstrong, Gold Dome, Health Care
Beware unintended consequences of minimum wage hike

Beware unintended consequences of minimum wage hike

There’s no such thing as a free minimum wage. The effects include throwing some people out of work, who will then get the real minimum wage of zero.

By Ari Armstrong · August 19, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · Ari Armstrong, Business/Economy, Economy, Elections
Are you about to become a Colorado use tax felon?

Are you about to become a Colorado use tax felon?

I understand the desire not to turn huge numbers of Coloradans into felons whom government prosecutors can pursue at will.

By Ari Armstrong · March 8, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · Ari Armstrong, Gold Dome, Politics, Taxes
Hickenlooper's baseless verbal assault on law-abiding gun owners

Hickenlooper's baseless verbal assault on law-abiding gun owners

Many lives have been saved because of good people with guns in Colorado Springs—law enforcement officers and citizens alike.

By Ari Armstrong and David Kopel · December 11, 2015 · Comments are Disabled · Ari Armstrong, Civil Liberties, Colorado Springs, Criminal Justice, Dave Kopel, Right To Arms
Are you a Colorado use tax felon?

Are you a Colorado use tax felon?

Obviously, having an unenforced statute on the books that turns most people into tax scofflaws is a very bad idea.

By Ari Armstrong · July 6, 2015 · Comments are Disabled · Ari Armstrong, Gold Dome, Politics, Taxes
EPI Denver cost of living report ignores how families actually live

EPI Denver cost of living report ignores how families actually live

But it is not helpful to misrepresent, as EPI does, how families on tight budgets actually make their finances work.

By Ari Armstrong · June 17, 2015 · Comments are Disabled · Ari Armstrong, Denver, Politics
A lesson on censorship and civil disobedience for Jeffco students, teachers and observers

A lesson on censorship and civil disobedience for Jeffco students, teachers and observers

If nothing else, Jeffco students should learn what civil disobedience is, what censorship is, and what those things are not.

By Ari Armstrong · October 2, 2014 · Comments are Disabled · Ari Armstrong, Civil Liberties, Education, Featured, Gold Dome, Politics
The leftist biases of the AP U.S. history course

The leftist biases of the AP U.S. history course

If parents are looking for the history of the left as told by the left, APUSH amply accommodates.

By Ari Armstrong · October 1, 2014 · Comments are Disabled · Ari Armstrong, Education, Featured, Gold Dome, National
Ft. Collins should axe its rights violating bag fee

Ft. Collins should axe its rights violating bag fee

A bag fee violates people’s rights. Grocers and other merchants have a moral right to operate their businesses as they see fit, and consumers have a moral right to seek out business relationships as they see fit.

By Ari Armstrong · June 20, 2014 · Comments are Disabled · Ari Armstrong, Environment, Featured, Ft. Collins, Politics, Taxes
Westminster council wrong to force rental owners to distribute voter registration forms

Westminster council wrong to force rental owners to distribute voter registration forms

What’s next on Westminster’s agenda: threaten to fine people for not voting?

By Ari Armstrong · April 30, 2014 · Comments are Disabled · Ari Armstrong, Civil Liberties, Elections, Featured