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Jason Salzman

Then: I'm For Trump! Now: I Won't Tell You!

Jason Salzman | October 20, 2016 | Denver
What led Doty, who faces Democratic Rep. Daniel Kagan in hotly contested SD 26, to first be open about her voting preference and then settle on the belief that "everyone's vote" should be a "private decision?" Who knows? Maybe Trump's antics have something to do with it, but the inconsistency deserves to be exposed and explained.
Joel Judd

A Big Ballot

Joel Judd | October 18, 2016 | Denver
Every two years I'm asked my thoughts on the ballot issues. This year we have more proposals than usual, but my insight has not expanded accordingly. So I'm starting with those I most care about, and will get as far as I get. I expect you'll do the same.
Jason Salzman

Regis University To Host Debate-Watch Panels

Jason Salzman | October 17, 2016 | Denver
Public affairs TV host Aaron Harber will moderate two debate-watch panels at Regis University Wed., discussing media coverage of the presidential campaign and the Oct. 19 presidential debate.
Jason Salzman

State Senator Woods Forgives Trump

Jason Salzman | October 19, 2016 | Denver
Colorado State Sen. Laura Woods (R-Arvada) has forgiven Trump for his comments about sexually assaulting women, according to an Associated Press story Monday, raising more questions about the impact of Trump's candidacy on Woods' state senate race that will likely determine whether Democrats flip Colorado's legislature in November. Woods has...
Jason Salzman

Ousted Jeffco School Board Member Promotes Trump

Jason Salzman | October 17, 2016 | Denver
If you've been tracking Jeffco school board member Julie Williams since she was ousted last year, you know she's been keeping her hand in politics with occasional salvos on Facebook. One of her Facebook causes has been to promote Republican state senate candidate Laura Woods of Arvada, urging people 
Jason Salzman

Gardner's Vote for Pence Wouldn't Count

Jason Salzman | October 12, 2016 | Denver
"Unhappy with Trump? Want to Write In Pence? It Doesn't Work That Way." That's the headline of a story by Colorado Public Radio's Ryan Warner, who did a nice job fact checking U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner (R-CO) Monday, reporting that if Gardner writes in the name of Mike Pence...
Jason Salzman

A List: Which Colorado Republicans Will Still Vote for Trump?

Jason Salzman | October 13, 2016 | Denver
I've previously chronicled the various positions of Colorado Republicans on Trump, but this time I ran into problems categorizing their stances.  As you'll see below, there's Never Trump, Broke Up With Trump, Maybe Get Back Together With Turmp, Maybe Trump, Love Trump, and more. It's confusing to be the bean...
Jason Salzman

Woods' Long Ride on the Trump Train

Jason Salzman | October 14, 2016 | Denver
State Sen. Laura Woods (R-Arvada) first tiptoed onto the Trump train in January, when she called Trump one of her two favorite presidential candidates. Then Woods jumped fully on board in August, when she called Trump the "people's candidate" and said "running away" from him wasn't even a consideration. In...
Jason Salzman

Woods' Plan to De-Fund Planned Parenthood

Jason Salzman | October 10, 2016 | Denver
State Sen. Laura Woods (R-Arvada/Westminster) has, in part, focused her political career on trying to stop women from having access to an abortion, even if they were raped. Or even for a teen who was raped by her father. Woods' goal is to eliminate a woman's right to choose, no matter...
Jason Salzman

Republican Candidate's Facebook Insults Continue

Jason Salzman | October 5, 2016 | Denver
We all know politics is fertile ground for jokes and insults. That's how it goes. It's hard to say what jokes or insults are cross the line, especially now that we've experienced Trump. Voters ultimately decide. But it's clear that Colorado Republican state house candidate Raymond Garcia has crossed the...
Jason Salzman

Woods Opposes Background Checks before Gun Purchases

Jason Salzman | October 3, 2016 | Denver
Last month, State Sen. Laura Woods (R-Arvada/Westminster) called Libertarian Party presidential candidate Gary Johnson and his running mate "gun grabbers," prompting Johnson's spokesman to say there was no truth in the comment. Now Woods has called her Democratic challenger, Rachel Zenzinger, a gun grabber as well, even though there's...
Eric Cooper

Guarding Against Damaging Implicit Racial Bias -- Even In Our Preschools

Eric Cooper | September 29, 2016 | Black Voices
We should be nurturing our youngest members of society, not harshly punishing them.
Jason Salzman

What Principles Allow Coffman To Be Who He Is?

Jason Salzman | October 6, 2016 | Denver
Former U.S. Rep. Tom Tancredo's string of attacks against U.S. Rep. Mike Coffman raise questions again about what underlying principles motivate Coffman.
Jason Salzman

"The Most Important Race You're Not Watching"

Jason Salzman | September 26, 2016 | Denver
If you're paying attention to politics in Colorado, you know that few people have any clue about the most important political contest here: the state senate race in Arvada/Westminster, where Republican Laura Woods is battling Democrat Rachel Zenzinger. But the importance of the race apparently isn't a good enough news...
Jason Salzman

A Newspaper Shouldn't Be a Cheerleader for a Politician

Jason Salzman | September 27, 2016 | Denver
"Good for Mike Coffman." That's the first line of an August Denver Post editorial, and, as it turns out, an excellent summation of the The Post editorial page's singular stance toward Coffman over many years. I just finished reviewing five years of Post editorials mentioning Coffman, and, of the 43...
Jason Salzman

Backfire: Ousted Jeffco School Board Member Endorses Woods

Jason Salzman | September 21, 2016 | Denver
Last year's recall of Jefferson County school board member Julie Williams is widely considered a huge factor in this year's Arvada/Westminster state senate race that will likely determine whether Republicans retain control of the state senate. Jefferson Country voters threw out Tea Party conservatives on their school board, with...
Omar Epps

Stop Suspending Driver's Licenses For Unpaid Fees

Omar Epps | September 15, 2016 | Politics
Suspending driver's licenses takes people who are poor, and traps them in debt. It takes Americans hanging on by a thread, and robs them of their livelihoods.
Jason Salzman

Coffman Still Opposed to Dual-Language Ballots?

Jason Salzman | September 13, 2016 | Denver
The Colorado Independent's Corey Hutchins took a risk last week and tried figure out U.S. Rep. Mike Coffman's stance on a very specific immigration issue. If you're a reporter, you know that's going to cause a serious headache before you start, because it's so hard to sort out where Coffman...
John Rampton

The First and Last Word in Money: How Bitcoin is more like Ancient Sumer than the Federal Reserve

John Rampton | September 13, 2016 | Business
The newest forms of money - bleeding edge, blockchain-based cryptocurrencies - look a lot more like the oldest forms than anything that appeared in the meantime.  Over the millennia money has taken many different forms. For seven thousand years or more, gold and silver have remained...
Ken Toltz

'A Very Good Liar'

Ken Toltz | September 9, 2016 | Politics
Where is the public apology from St. Paul's School? Or from Owen Labrie, his father and mother? What about the very accomplished and successful members of St. Paul's School board of trustees?
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