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Jason Salzman

The Vicious War in the Conservative Media Bubble

Jason Salzman | December 9, 2016 | Denver
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...
Jason Salzman

Professor Apologizes for Radio Comments Attacking Snowflake Students Wearing Safety Pins

Jason Salzman | December 5, 2016 | Denver
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"...
Jason Salzman

No Safety Pins Or Snowflakes At Christian University, Says Professor

Jason Salzman | December 1, 2016 | Denver
"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...
Robert Hardaway

Misunderstanding Of Electoral College Clouds Debate And Obstructs Reform

Robert Hardaway | November 30, 2016 | Politics
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.
Jason Salzman

In Trump Era, What To Do about Bigots on Colorado Talk Radio?

Jason Salzman | December 1, 2016 | Denver
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...
Jason Salzman

Advocacy journalism is expanding in Colorado. Can you trust it?

Jason Salzman | November 29, 2016 | Denver
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...
Jason Salzman

Conservative Writer Wants to Steal my Liberal Flag and Fly It Himself

Jason Salzman | November 28, 2016 | Denver
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...
Heather Garbo

Small Business Saturday: Where to Shop Small in Denver

Heather Garbo | November 25, 2016 | Denver
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...
Jason Salzman

Spreading Fake News

Jason Salzman | November 21, 2016 | Denver
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...
Jason Salzman

How a Refusal to Lie Changed Colorado History

Jason Salzman | November 16, 2016 | Denver
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...
Tracy Shaffer

Six Mistakes to Avoid When Selling Your Home

Tracy Shaffer | November 20, 2016 | Denver
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....
Jason Salzman

Panel Discussion: Journalism and the 2016 Election

Jason Salzman | November 10, 2016 | Denver
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...
Steve Fox

Marijuana And The End Of 'Colorado'

Steve Fox | November 7, 2016 | Politics
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.
Jason Salzman

Colorado GOP Official Leaves Republican Party and Sees "Exodus" Coming

Jason Salzman | November 7, 2016 | Denver
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'...
Jason Salzman

Good Will Toward Planned Parenthood Could Spell Defeat for Anti-Choice Lawmakers

Jason Salzman | November 5, 2016 | Denver
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...
Tracy Shaffer

The Lender Letter and Why You Need One

Tracy Shaffer | November 3, 2016 | Denver
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...
Jason Salzman

Republicans Go Every Which Way and Both Ways on Trump

Jason Salzman | November 3, 2016 | Denver
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...
Jason Salzman

Best Local Journalism of the Election Season

Jason Salzman | November 2, 2016 | Denver
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...
Jason Salzman

Colorado Republicans Contradict Each Other On Election Fraud

Jason Salzman | October 31, 2016 | Denver
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.
Michele Swenson

Colorado Initiative 71 Promoted On False Pretenses: A Trojan Horse for Corporate Power Grab

Michele Swenson | October 27, 2016 | Denver
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.
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