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Coffman's America: Taxation Without Representation?

Jason Salzman | Posted 04.15.2013 | Denver
Jason Salzman

The picture of millions of "legal" immigrants with no voting rights gets ugly, doesn't it, when you start thinking about it in the context of those pesky American values, like democracy.

Chewbacca Finally Gets A Girlfriend.. Well, Not That Chewbacca

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 01.24.2013 | Denver

Star Wars fans can rest easy -- Chewbacca is finally going to get a girlfriend. Well, not that Chewbacca, but a new male red panda named "Chewbacca" t...

Where Are Those "More Tax Cuts for the Millionaires!" Protests?

Jason Salzman | Posted 02.04.2013 | Denver
Jason Salzman

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?

Colorado Republicans Love to Hate Amnesty for Immigrants

Jason Salzman | Posted 02.03.2013 | Denver
Jason Salzman

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.

Hey Republicans, Where's the Burrito?

Jason Salzman | Posted 01.14.2013 | Denver
Jason Salzman

Reporters shouldn't let Republicans get away with saying they support Hispanics without asking for those ugly specifics, which go beyond good looks and leadership positions.

Denver Measure 2A: Who Thinks a Forever Property Tax Increase Is a Bad Idea?

Mike Krause | Posted 01.23.2014 | Denver
Mike Krause

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.

Leading Media Critic Calls out Denver Post for Not Correcting Coffman's Medicare Scare Tactics

Jason Salzman | Posted 12.16.2012 | Denver
Jason Salzman

The Columbia Journalism Review scolded the Denver Post's Kurtis Lee last week for not doing something that I had complimented Lee for doing just a couple months before.

Denver Post Is Central Casting's "Liberal Mainstream Media?"

Jason Salzman | Posted 12.10.2012 | Denver
Jason Salzman

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."

Will Congressman Coffman Put His Answers Where His Mouth Is?

Jason Salzman | Posted 12.03.2012 | Denver
Jason Salzman

Mike Coffman told The Denver Post that he will provide "very specific" answers to any question from his constituents. Here are a few questions for Coffman:

Mayor Hancock's Permanent Property Tax Increase the Wrong Way to Solve Denver's Spending Problem

Mike Krause | Posted 10.07.2012 | Denver
Mike Krause

Denver is recovering some housing value, and property tax revenue will rise along with the housing market. But the mayor's new money grab could jeopardize an already shaky local economy.

Should This Blogger Stop Writing About CO Secretary of State's Misinformation and Innuendo?

Jason Salzman | Posted 06.16.2012 | Denver
Jason Salzman

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?

Leading Republican Says Dem Bill to Help Kids Afford College Intended to "Rile" Up Hispanics to Get their Votes

Jason Salzman | Posted 06.05.2012 | Denver
Jason Salzman

Rile 'em up? As if the Hispanics are like children who should be winding down before bedtime? Yes, Hispanics are upset, and rightly so.

CO Secretary of State Reveals He's a Brilliant Media Critic

Jason Salzman | Posted 04.22.2012 | Denver
Jason Salzman

There's a good chance someone is going to say something newsworthy when they preface it with, "some folks in my office cringed when I said this, but I'm going to say it again."

How About a "Howard Beale Index" for Hiding Politicians?

Jason Salzman | Posted 04.11.2012 | Denver
Jason Salzman

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.

Not Quite Going "All Howard Beale," But Reporter Slams "Silent Treatment" By Romney

Jason Salzman | Posted 04.09.2012 | Denver
Jason Salzman

When political candidates like Mitt Romney slide into Colorado, take questions from friendly talk-show hosts, and slide away, journalists should call them out on it.

"Feasting on Junk Info": Media in the Internet Age

Robert Schwab | Posted 04.08.2012 | Denver
Robert Schwab

"When you click on the computer, remember that clicks have consequences," Clay Johnson wrote in the L.A. Times. And he's more than right.

Congressman Was for Tax Cut Before He Was Against It

Jason Salzman | Posted 02.21.2012 | Denver
Jason Salzman

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?

Denver News Outlets Lie There as Gardner, Gessler, And Whitman Abuse them

Jason Salzman | Posted 01.07.2012 | Denver
Jason Salzman

When a public figure attacks the news media, reporters should see it as an opportunity to help people understand what journalists do. I mean, if journalists don't defend themselves, who will?

David Moye

Cocktail Made From Dead Man's Toe Brings Father And Son Together (VIDEO) | David Moye | Posted 01.03.2012 | Weird News

Fathers and sons traditionally bond over a shared experience -- hunting, fishing, playing catch -- but it's highly unusual for that familial moment to...

The Entertainment Value of Occupying Wall Street

Robert Schwab | Posted 12.11.2011 | Denver
Robert Schwab

If you have any sympathy at all for the occupiers' cause... er causes... at first blush you would think John Hendrickson's piece in the Denver Post was a 1960s parent's cynical take on hippies.

The Denver Post Offers Buyouts To Shrink Staff

AP | Posted 12.06.2011 | Denver

DENVER -- The Denver Post is offering voluntary buyouts to try to shrink its newsroom by up to 20 employees, or about 8 percent. The newspaper report...

Bank Failures Reflect Badly on Colorado

Robert Schwab | Posted 11.19.2011 | Denver
Robert Schwab

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.

The Highlands and Harlem: Has Pollyanna Been Displaced by Gentrification?

Wayne Trujillo | Posted 10.17.2011 | Denver
Wayne Trujillo

Wouldn't it be more moral, more satisfying if the definition of gentrification could embrace people along with physical locations?

American Children Receiving Less Money From Tooth Fairy: Report

The Huffington Post | James Sunshine | Posted 09.27.2011 | Business

It looks like American businesses aren't the only ones hoarding cash these days. According to a survey recently released by Visa, so is the fabled Too...

Excuse Me Republicans, But How Will You Pay for That?

Jason Salzman | Posted 09.25.2011 | Denver
Jason Salzman

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.