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Election 2014: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Lisa Maatz | Posted 01.07.2015 | Politics
Lisa Maatz

The midterm election results produced some good, bad and truly ugly news for women and families. For better or for worse, women voters (and the women who stayed home) were instrumental in all three outcomes.

Democrat Candidates Lost, Democrat Issues Won

David Morris | Posted 01.05.2015 | Politics
David Morris

I'll leave it up to others to debate the reasons behind this apparent contradiction. My own opinion is that ballot initiatives more accurately take the ideological pulse of the people because debates over issues must focus on issues, not personality, temperament or looks.

Dave Jamieson

Democrats Had Winning Issues, Just Not Winning Candidates | Dave Jamieson | Posted 11.07.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- If American voters want to see the minimum wage raised, they sure have a funny way of showing it. Binding ballot initiatives that wou...

Enough Already

Paula Gordon | Posted 01.03.2015 | Politics
Paula Gordon

At the end of a campaign, we should know more about our country, our fellow citizens and those who want to represent us. Instead we are awash in malicious advertising and name-calling.

Newspapers Overwhelmingly Oppose Amendment 67

Jason Salzman | Posted 12.31.2014 | Denver
Jason Salzman

Eighteen newspapers across Colorado are urging readers to vote no on the "personhood" measure on Colorado's ballot, Amendment 67. "We are pleased by...

Blank Check for Government Intrusion? North Dakota's Amendment One Is Disguised Personhood Law

Don C. Reed | Posted 12.29.2014 | Politics
Don C. Reed

The "Life Begins at Conception" Amendment is first and foremost intended to criminalize all abortions, at any stage: removing American women's Constitutionally-protected reproductive rights. Do they admit this? Usually not. But in a moment of candor...

How Amendment 67 Backers Order Breakfast

Shan Wells | Posted 12.16.2014 | Denver
Shan Wells


A Richer Inner Life

Christine Deakers | Posted 12.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Christine Deakers

There are periods where you become unaware of what brings you the most joy, or what makes you feel most filled up because there are the trivial and no...

Journalists Revolt Against Gardner's Lie

Jason Salzman | Posted 12.16.2014 | Denver
Jason Salzman

We're seeing a full-scale revolt by journalists against senatorial candidate Cory Gardner's obnoxious denial of the simple fact that the Life at Conception Act, which he co-sponsored  last summer, is federal personhood legislation.

The Tricky Ways Legal Abortion Is Being Threatened In 3 States

The Huffington Post | Emma Gray | Posted 01.04.2016 | Women

On Nov. 4, as voters across the U.S. head to the ballot box, Americans in three states will be voting on legislation that could seriously undermine ac...

After the Flipping, Top Candidates Line Up Against Personhood Amendment

Jason Salzman | Posted 12.14.2014 | Denver
Jason Salzman

Republican candidates for governor and U.S. Senator in Colorado have a twisted history of support then opposition to state personhood amendments, not ...

Gardner Knew About Birth Control Ban, Says Pro-Personhood Group

Jason Salzman | Posted 12.14.2014 | Denver
Jason Salzman

Colorado Senatorial Candidate Cory Gardner withdrew his support from state personhood amendments because, he told The Denver Post's Lynn Bartels, he didn't understand that the measures would ban birth control.

A Principle or an Abortion Ban?

Jason Salzman | Posted 12.12.2014 | Denver
Jason Salzman

Before his recent false claims that federal personhood legislation is "simply" a toothless statement of his belief in "life," Colorado senatorial candidate Cory Gardner's campaign told that the candidate backed personhood proposals in order to ban abortion.

Gardner's Chance to Learn About Bill He Co-Sponsored But Thinks Doesn't Exist

Jason Salzman | Posted 12.10.2014 | Denver
Jason Salzman

Colorado senatorial candidate Cory Gardner can learn about federal personhood legislation, which he falsely claims does not exist, when Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky visits Denver later this month.

Pregnant Women Beware

Jason Salzman | Posted 12.08.2014 | Denver
Jason Salzman

Under Amendment 67, pregnant women could face arrest for everything from choosing abortion to driving without wearing a seat belt.

Beauprez, Gardner, and the Personhood Mystery

Jason Salzman | Posted 12.06.2014 | Denver
Jason Salzman

Reporters looking for another source to counter senatorial candidate Cory Gardner's contention that "there is no federal personhood bill" can turn to Colorado's gubernatorial candidate Bob Beauprez, who cosponsored federal personhood legislation and, unlike Gardner, acknowledges that it exists!

Explaining Gardner's Mysterious Personhood Hypocrisy

Jason Salzman | Posted 12.03.2014 | Denver
Jason Salzman

Can Gardner, who's running against Democratic Sen. Mark Udall, win with a there-is-no-federal-personhood-bill strategy? Or will a new crop of questions that should be asked by reporters force him articulate an actual factual explanation?

Beauprez's 'Big Problem' with IUDs

Jason Salzman | Posted 12.02.2014 | Denver
Jason Salzman

Pregnancy is defined by the medical establishment as beginning after a fertilized egg implants in the uterine wall. IUDs do not end such pregnancies. Still, personhood backers say that IUDs threaten or destroy fertilized eggs, which mark the starting point for their definition of "pregnancy."

Hello America, It's Me, Colorado

Jen Caltrider | Posted 11.30.2014 | Women
Jen Caltrider

If Amendment 67 were to pass, Colorado's 2.6 million women would face the harshest restrictions on their rights anywhere in the country. I'm afraid this could happen.

Questions about Gardner's Personhood Hypocrisy

Jason Salzman | Posted 11.30.2014 | Denver
Jason Salzman

Fox 31 political reporter Eli Stokols tried hard last week to extract an explanation from senatorial candidate Cory Gardner for his decision to withd...

GOP Senate Candidate Claims A Bill He Cosponsored Doesn't Exist

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 09.30.2014 | Politics

Rep. Cory Gardner (R-Colo.), who is running for Senate, continues to insist that he doesn't consider the fetal personhood bill he cosponsored to be a ...

Abortion: Four Centuries & Counting

Fran Moreland Johns | Posted 11.27.2014 | Impact
Fran Moreland Johns

Was the abortion debate really going on four hundred+ years ago? Indeed. And who knew?

We're Not Single-issue Voters, We're Real-world Voters

Dawn Laguens | Posted 11.29.2014 | Politics
Dawn Laguens

"Women's health" is not an abstract concept created in a conference room in D.C. It's a reality for women in their daily lives. After the campaigns have shut down, women voters go back to just being women, hoping to get to make decisions about their own health care without politicians interfering.

Personhood to Personhood Combat in Fox 31 Interview

Jason Salzman | Posted 11.29.2014 | Denver
Jason Salzman

In an explosive interview broadcast Sunday, Republican senatorial candidate Cory Gardner told Fox 31 Denver's Eli Stokols four times that a federal "personhood" bill does not exist, even though Gardner cosponsored such a bill just last year.

If You Don't Think Beauprez Would Really Ban Abortion...

Jason Salzman | Posted 11.22.2014 | Denver
Jason Salzman

I wrote last week about gubernatorial candidate Bob Beauprez's comment, unchallenged by reporters, that he believes a governor has "very limited impac...