Reporters should cover events like the protest in Aurora this Saturday against extending tax cuts for the top two percent, and note the super rich weren't in the streets over this. What's up with them? Too busy? Embarrassed to put their faces out there?
It's great for the Denver Post to back comprehensive immigration reform and to criticize the GOP's half-baked proposals. But it should also spotlight the obstacles to real immigration reform here in Colorado.
If approved by voters in November, Denver Measure 2A would remove property tax revenue limitations imposed by Colorado's Taxpayer Bill of Rights (TABOR), resulting in a forever and unlimited tax increase for Denver property owners.
You may have heard that Secretary of State Scott Gessler said last week that the "left" doesn't care about voter fraud. But he also said that he likes to "tease" that the Denver Post is the embodiment of the "liberal mainstream media."
What about our basic trust in government, which rests to some degree on faith in elections? How seriously should take it, or should we ignore it, when our Secretary of State is on the radio making accusations of very recent election fraud?
The line between the news and how it's made isn't so clear. In the case of Romney ignoring Denver journalists, the two are one and the same. It's a news story that Romney is ignoring the press in favor of conservative talk-radio hosts.
If a year-long payroll tax cut was so important to Rep. Gardner, if he felt so passionately about it that he would risk passage of any bill, even one supported by Senate Republicans, why didn't we hear about it the week before the vote?
Colorado's bank failures in the first years of this century will reflect badly on the state for some time to come. But you don't hear many calls for crackdowns on the fast-money track records of the failed banks.
Reporter Tim Hoover received House Speaker McNulty's good news about the end of the "tough budget" era, allowing seniors to enjoy a tax break on property taxes. And so he asked McNulty how he'd adjust the state budget to pay for it.