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Paul Rosenthal
Paul Rosenthal is a community activist in Southeast Denver. He is an appointee by Mayor Hickenlooper to the Denver Community Corrections Board, which votes whether to allow offenders from prison to enter the community through Denver’s half-way houses. For the past 5 years he has served on the Jewish Community Relations Council. Recently Rosenthal spearheaded the effort to name the new Denver courthouse after former Denver Juvenile Court Judge Ben Barr Lindsey, resulting in the naming of the building for Lindsey and another pioneering judge, Flanigan. He also ran for Denver City Council in 2003 and Colorado State House in 2008, coming in second both times. He is currently a State House candidate in District 9, in Denver. Rosenthal has also been elected twice to the Democratic National Convention, and was elected Secretary of the Denver Democratic Party and President of Colorado Stonewall Democrats. He has spent much time and effort going door to door for a number of candidates around the state. At the neighborhood level, Rosenthal helped found and is still on the board of the University Hills Neighborhood Association. He earned his International MBA from the University of Denver and has lived and traveled extensively in Europe and the Middle East. Rosenthal currently is a substitute teacher at Ridgeview Academy, a juvenile facility in Watkins, Colorado. In his free time, Paul enjoys cooking exotic foods for friends, hiking, film, and a good glass of wine.

Blog Entries by Paul Rosenthal

Jewish Americans Increasingly Angry, Radical, Split on Middle East

(119) Comments | Posted March 15, 2010 | 10:52 AM

The Jewish community in the U.S. only makes up about 1.8% of the population, but when it comes to the Middle East, it has an understandably keen interest and influential voice in U.S. foreign policy. Not only is there an historical alliance and religious connection between the U.S. and Israel,...

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Don't Throw FasTracks Under a Bus

(0) Comments | Posted October 26, 2009 | 11:37 AM

The recent editorial in the Denver Post by editorial board members David Harsanyi and Chuck Plunkett, "Can FasTracks Be Saved?", is based on faulty assumptions, strawman arguments, and false statements.

The critics said that rail transit will dramatically slow traffic, creating "snarls" at at-grade crossings. They cite cases from...

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Regional Transit Key to Colorado's Future

(1) Comments | Posted October 8, 2009 | 10:16 AM

Long term, Colorado is going to continue to grow in leaps and bounds. In the Denver Metro Area alone, the population is forecasted to grow from 2.8 million now to 4.8 million by 2040. Given how much I despise sitting in traffic, this expansion really concerns me -- how is...

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