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Jason Salzman

Choice Is a "Made Up Right," Says Adams County Republican

Jason Salzman | June 28, 2016 | Denver
Colorado State Rep. JoAnn Windholz, who called Planned Parenthood the "real culprit" in last year's clinic massacre in Colorado Springs, took to Facebook yesterday to condemn the Supreme Court's decision affirming a women's right to choose. "The liberal leaning US Supreme Court once again protected the made up right of...
Michele Swenson

Colorado Preemptions of Local Government: The Need for the Colorado Community Rights Amendment

Michele Swenson | June 28, 2016 | Denver
The proposed Colorado Community Rights Amendment is a response to decades-long efforts to suppress local government.
Yuliana Salinas

An Open Letter To A Gentrifying Property Developer

Yuliana Salinas | June 27, 2016 | Latino Voices
I hope that the next time you visit, email, or call a Latino family, you have a better speech prepared. "White" people are not the only people that deserve housing, and Latinos are not at the very least deserving of your unsolicited dry speech.
Tracy Shaffer

New Real Estate Bubble?

Tracy Shaffer | June 25, 2016 | Denver
Out on the town I'm always asked a few questions about real estate, mostly "How's the market?" It's the follow-up question where it really gets interesting. The last seven years have seen a surge in the metro Denver real estate market as record numbers of buyers look for...
Jason Salzman

Republican Won't Win GOP Primary Votes by Being Pro-Choice

Jason Salzman | June 24, 2016 | Denver
A huge frustration of Personhood USA folks is the familiar pattern of Colorado Republicans building their political careers and winning primary elections with the help of hard-working anti-choice activists and then buckpedaling away from the "pro-life" loyalists once they face the frowns of general-election voters. See, for example, Sen....
Jason Salzman

Journalists Who Refuse To Take The Same Non-Answer For An Answer

Jason Salzman | June 25, 2016 | Denver
Journalists take a lot of hits these days, but we're all glad they're out there asking questions.
Jason Salzman

Westminster Senator Woods Compares Police To Crips and Bloods

Jason Salzman | June 27, 2016 | Denver
When an elected official, even one like Woods who likes Trump, compares police officers to Crips and Bloods, even under specific circumstances, it shouldn't fly under the media radar, like this May 26 statement of Woods did.
Jason Salzman

African American Addresses Republicans Whose Leader Compared Obama to Chimp

Jason Salzman | June 26, 2016 | Denver
"Is Ms. Sorenson "a racist?" I don't know her but I tend to doubt it. But can a person who is not a racist be guilty of saying or doing something racially insensitive or offensive? Absolutely."
Tanya Wright

What I Learned About Life From My 'Orange Is The New Black' Character, Crystal Burset

Tanya Wright | June 23, 2016 | Entertainment
I have no idea what will happen between Sophia and Crystal in the coming seasons. Playing her has been one of the great highlights of my lucky career as an actor. I've learned more from Crystal than just about any character I've ever played. And for that, I am eternally grateful.
Heather Garbo

Ignite Denver: Changing the World 5 Minutes at a Time

Heather Garbo | June 22, 2016 | Denver
Given a microphone and a stage, you just might be able to change the world -- or your city, your community, or maybe just another person's mind. That's the idea behind Ignite Denver, the triannual community event that provides a public...
Joel Judd

Sentence Inflation

Joel Judd | June 21, 2016 | Denver
Beth McCann was the first legislator I worked with who actually started slaying this dragon. As a freshman, she proposed reducing a small basket of sentences and got her bill passed. The budget folks calculated how much this would save in future prison costs.
Jason Salzman

Republican's Facebook Posts Refer to "Black Population" As "Hatred Filled Beings"

Jason Salzman | June 23, 2016 | Denver
Otero County Republican chair Judy Rydberg Reyher says there's no intended racism in her Facebook posts that appear to make sweeping unfavorable comments about African Americans, including, among other things, that African Americans are "hatred-filled beings"...
Jason Salzman

Personal Injury Lawyer Throws Money At District Attorney Races

Jason Salzman | June 20, 2016 | Denver
Good journalism frequently starts with a good question. In this case it is this: Why is big bad personal injury attorney Azar spending 50K to back Carrigan? What is he hoping to get out of Denver's next district attorney? And has Carrigan promised him anything?
Dr. Jim Taylor

Take Risks for Athletic Success

Dr. Jim Taylor | June 15, 2016 | Sports
This blog will explore the essential role that risk taking plays in athletic success. Before I continue, though, let me preface this discussion by saying that, when I talk about taking risks, I don't mean taking stupid risks such as texting while driving,...
Wade Norris

A Message to the DNC Platform Committee From Bernie Supporters

Wade Norris | June 15, 2016 | Denver
This past Saturday June 11, 2016 there was a meeting of Bernie Supporters at the "Bravehearts for Bernie: a Brews for Bernie event" at Caution Brewing in Colorado. The talk among the people there was not one of defeat or sadness, but were more about the...
Jason Salzman

Ask Old People if Medicaid Is Really an "Entitlement Black Hole"

Jason Salzman | June 21, 2016 | Denver
Colorado State Sen. Laura Woods suggested in a radio interview last month that state Republicans wanted Gov. John Hickenlooper to cut health-care for children, elderly, the disabled, and other poor people in exchange for the allowing the state to spend $370 million in TABOR rebates on roads, schools, and...
Heather Garbo

Why I Shop Local... And Why It's Easier Than You Think

Heather Garbo | June 13, 2016 | Denver
I admit it -- I have an Amazon account. I may love to shop local, but nothing is ever all black or all white, is it? I recognize that sometimes I'm just not going to find what I'm looking for at the local independent shops. And sometimes it's just easier to have it delivered. And, that's okay. I still consider myself a "localist" because I believe in the value of shopping locally, and do so as often as I can.
Ethan Casey

Is It Terrorism Or A Mass Shooting?

Ethan Casey | June 13, 2016 | Politics
I fear that in the days and weeks to come, the American public will indulge in the same old insinuations, recriminations and evasions. We can't afford to do that.
Jason Salzman

Tancredo Trashes Diversity after Orlando Shooting

Jason Salzman | June 13, 2016 | Denver
After the Paris shooting last year, former GOP Congressman Tom Tancredo posted a Facebook image with the words "Celebrating massacre at a time...Coming soon to a concert hall near you." Tancredo posted the meme below on Facebook late last night. It's similar, with the same "Celebrating...
Jason Salzman

Why A "Pro-Life Realist" Backs Abortion Rights

Jason Salzman | June 16, 2016 | Denver
Conservative operative Laura Carno is out with a new book with the ridiculous title of, "Government Ruins Nearly Everything." But the subtitle should keep you from burning the book: "Reclaiming Social Issues from Uncivil Servants." If you ignore the "uncivil" part, you can look inside the 138-page volume...
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