Why did State Sen. Laura Woods (R-Arvada) share a recent Facebook post asking, "Remember when Americans could say 'Merry Christmas' without getting viciously attacked?" Where's the viciousness? At the Cherry Creek Mall where shoppers are shopping? At the nativity scene near the capitol where the lights are lighting? In the...
An assistant professor of legal studies at Colorado Christian University apologized Friday for "any offense" she might have caused in stating during a radio show Wednesday that she'd fail students who "wear a safety pin and ask for a safe space." She also said on air that she'd "tear"...
Colorado Christian University,
"I'm sure at Colorado Christian University, there are a lot of safe spaces right now," said KLZ radio's Dan Meurer in introducing an interview segment with guest host Jenna Ellis, an assistant professor of legal studies and leadership at CCU. "No, there are not, and if any of my students...
For those that trust the courts more than the people, and are willing to throw the nation into constitutional crisis every third election, the so-called "popular" vote scheme will doubtless continue to seduce whoever loses the electoral vote to a popular vote winner.
Bigotry toward Muslims is part of the hot air on some Colorado talk-radio shows, so much so that you get inured to it and kind of accept it. But now that Trump is about to be president, the air seems a lot hotter, and it's impossible to ignore right-wing bigotry...
Colorado Springs Gazette,
While most people were asleep last week, the Colorado Independent's Corey Hutchins reported that Denver Post political reporter John Frank's view, offered during a panel discussion Nov. 15, that partisan news seems to be expanding in Colorado. "The Colorado Statesman is run by a former Republican lawmaker, The...
If you read longtime Colorado writer Ari Armstrong, you know he swims in (mostly) conservative circles, but he's frustrated with today's liberals and conservatives. He's an outspoken proponent of abortion rights and drug legalization, for example, but he also opposes, generally, progressive government do-good programs. He doggedly tries to apply...
I've never been a fan of Black Friday. My preferred post-Thanksgiving activity is lounging on a couch with a movie and leftovers. I definitely don't want to be anywhere near a stuffy, airless shopping mall crammed with crowds. But, Small...
Republican leaders in Colorado did their part in spreading fake news and/or falsehoods on Facebook during the election, as Charles Buchanan has been pointing out on the Colorado Times Recorder. Below, I've pulled together a few examples from Buchanan's posts (See more here.), and they raise the question...
Colorado Water District Chief,
Hasan Family Foundation,
Rolly Fischer, who bravely fought off 2o1o GOP gubernatorial candidate Scott McInnis' attempts to blame him for McInnis' plagiarized water articles, died last week in Glenwood Springs. Fischer went from "irascible" water nerd to cult hero in Colorado political circles after some of McInnis' articles, commissioned by the Hasan...
You want to sell your house, right? And you'd like to do that quickly and for the most money possible, right? Here in Denver, where there is very low inventory and buyers compete for properties, our hot market won't be kind to a seller who doesn't have his act together....
Share your love or hatred of political journalism by joining a panel of journalists and media observers Tuesday, Nov. 15, for a discussion of media coverage of the election, particularly in Colorado. The panelists are: Lisa Cutter, former president, Denver Chapter of the Public Relations Society of...
To turn an old phrase, we are not in Colorado any more. But we should take a lesson from Colorado and dedicate ourselves to working together to shape the most responsible cannabis industry possible.
In what could presage the upending of the Republican Party after next tomorrow's election, Elbert County Commissioner Robert Rowland has left the GOP with a blazing facebook post alleging corruption, weakness, disorganization, and cluelessness. Rowland wrote, in part, on Thursday: Rowland: "I am leaving the once Grand Ole'...
American Right To Life,
Planned Parenthood Votes Colorado,
The combination Trump's "misogyny," last year's murders at a Colorado Springs clinic, and the popularity of Planned Parenthood is translating into votes for pro-choice candidates in Colorado, according to Planned Parenthood Votes Colorado (PPVC) Director Sarah Taylor-Nanista. "Violent rhetoric across the country angers women, but there is a specific connection...
When I started out in real estate more than a decade ago, I remember one of the "Big Girl" agents telling me she wouldn't put a buyer in the car if they weren't pre-approved. I thought that was harsh and a bit self-serving but it didn't take me long before...
The story of Trump's impact on Colorado's election is unfolding in front of us in the strangest ways, with Colorado Republicans going every which way and both ways when it comes to the mogul. A unique approach to Trump has been taken by Arapahoe County Commissioner Nancy Doty, who's...
Here are my favorite election stories by local journalists: Denver 7's Marshall Zelinger of course gets the top prize in both the journalism and entertainment categories. His series of stories showing forged signatures on the ballot-access petitions of former GOP State Rep. Jon Keyser had a game-changing impact on...
Colorado's top election official, Secretary of State Wayne Williams, who's a Republican, has essentially concurred, telling The Denver Post that voter fraud is a non-issue in Colorado.
Colorado Initiative 71 is brought to the state by an alliance of corporate lobbies led by Oil and Gas, and their political friends in high places.