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Michelle Alexander on the Criminal (In)Justice System

Posted May 25, 2011 | 18:25:40 (EST)

A single tear rolled down the cheek of Neill Franklin as he sat onstage wordlessly, in front of hundreds of people at Riverside Church in Harlem last Saturday. Franklin shifted in his chair, visibly uncomfortable, as the room fell silent.

"I am not proud," Franklin said, of his 34-year career...

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Mo' Money, Mo' Problems: Should Colorado Have Public Financing?

Posted July 1, 2010 | 14:48:54 (EST)

Originally published at New Era News.

"The more money you have, the more free speech you can get," Jim Hoffmeister said, exasperated.

The man behind the ballot initiative to provide public financing for political candidates in the state of Colorado is in the business of reforming...

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Mo' Money, Mo' Problems: Longmont

Posted May 27, 2010 | 18:42:43 (EST)

Originally posted at New Era News.

Episode 1: How Expensive is a Democracy?

Campaign finance reform is not exactly the sexiest topic in politics, but it is the basis for most of the scandals splashed on the front pages of newspapers nationwide. By following the money, reporters are...

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Meet the Candidate: Lucia Guzman Runs for State Senate

Posted May 11, 2010 | 17:48:13 (EST)

Read the full article at New Era News.

It's a cool morning in April and a sprightly woman in tennis shoes and an avocado green pantsuit is standing on top of the city of Denver. Her office is perched on the top floor of the Wellington Webb building...

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Health Care Battle Rages on in Colorado as Campaign Season Heats Up

Posted April 23, 2010 | 15:08:51 (EST)

Once upon a time, there was a Colorado politician that vowed to push for health care reform even if it would cost a Democratic seat. Sen. Michael Bennet famously affirmed that he would rather lose his job than vote against health care on CNN's State of the Union in November...

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