Wayne Laugesen

Body-worn cameras protect both police and the public

Body-worn cameras protect both police and the public

Police are more likely to obey the letter of the law when their actions are recorded. Moreover, they are more protected against false accusations of excessive force and other abuses of authority.

By Wayne Laugesen · September 9, 2014 · Comments are Disabled · Civil Liberties, Colorado Springs, Criminal Justice, Featured, Politics, Wayne Laugesen
Anti-fracking zealots disregard property rights

Anti-fracking zealots disregard property rights

If the American oil boom continues, this country will produce more oil than Saudi Arabia within the next six years.

By Wayne Laugesen · January 23, 2014 · Comments are Disabled · Energy, Environment, Wayne Laugesen
Caldara can’t be prosecuted for following Colorado voter law

Caldara can’t be prosecuted for following Colorado voter law

State prosecutors, along with all others who care about fair elections, should thank Caldara for exposing problems with a new law that clearly undermines the integrity and fairness of elections.

By Wayne Laugesen · January 8, 2014 · Comments are Disabled · Elections, Politics, Wayne Laugesen
Daily Show’s Morse recall bit shows Caldara’s point on bad election law

Daily Show’s Morse recall bit shows Caldara’s point on bad election law

Jon Stewart, meet your new best friend – Colorado’s Jon Caldara, enemy of voter suppression.

By Wayne Laugesen · November 15, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · Colorado Springs, Elections, Featured, Politics, Wayne Laugesen
Teachers unions support massive tax hike, oppose modest reforms in Amendment 66

Teachers unions support massive tax hike, oppose modest reforms in Amendment 66

Supporters of this tax need to stop with the deception and lies. Voters shouldn’t even think to reward these sleaze tactics with a giant new tax.

By Wayne Laugesen · October 2, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · Amendment 66, Politics, Wayne Laugesen
Special session needed to fix flawed Colorado election law

Special session needed to fix flawed Colorado election law

Gov. Hickenlooper and legislators, get together and improve this law before November. Find a way to ensure that only bona fide residents get to vote in local elections.

By Wayne Laugesen · September 19, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · Elections, Politics, Wayne Laugesen
New York’s Bloomberg seeks to influence recalls against his Colorado helpers

New York’s Bloomberg seeks to influence recalls against his Colorado helpers

District 11 voters will decide Sept. 10 whether Colorado Springs needs rule-by-proxy of New York’s controlling mayor.

By Wayne Laugesen · September 2, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · Politics, Wayne Laugesen
Dem backed election law may facilitate voter fraud in recalls

Dem backed election law may facilitate voter fraud in recalls

The unconstitutional election law rushed through the Legislature by Senate President John Morse may facilitate supporters from outside his district in voting against the politician’s recall.

By Wayne Laugesen · August 19, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · Elections, Gold Dome, Politics, Wayne Laugesen
Is proposed billion-dollar ‘education’ tax hike really about the children?

Is proposed billion-dollar ‘education’ tax hike really about the children?

At this juncture, it’s hard to trust the stated purpose of the massive new tax proposal. Simply calling it an education tax won’t make it so. If they can’t prove it, prepare to vote “no.”

By Wayne Laugesen · July 24, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · Education, Taxes, Wayne Laugesen
Zimmerman an example of irresponsible concealed-carry

Zimmerman an example of irresponsible concealed-carry

The gun should have provided Zimmerman with more rationale – not less – to avoid a non-essential conflict.

By Wayne Laugesen · July 21, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · National, Wayne Laugesen