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Recalling Coffman's Proposal for English-Only Ballots, as the Voting Rights Act Turns 50

Over the weekend, I enjoyed reading Jim Rutenberg's piece in the New York Times magazine on how conservatives have methodically dismantled the Voting Rights Act, which turns 50 on Thursday, culminating in the U.S. Supreme Court's 2013 decision gutting major provisions of the law. Show More Summary

Thank You, Mark and Priscilla, for Sharing About Pregnancy Loss

Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan are finally pregnant with a healthy baby after three miscarriages, and the way they announced their joy -- by acknowledging the pain it took to get there -- gave hope to me and millions of other women who have experienced pregnancy loss. Show More Summary

Cheapest Lake Escapes in the U.S.

By Ciara Collins for the CheapTickets Blog Lake Geneva, Wisconsin Just north of the Illinois/Wisconsin border, this laid-back watering hole has become quite the Midwest getaway for slowed-down weekends of lakeside moseying through shops and finding a good patio at sunset to lazily sip on a beer. Show More Summary

Why I Support the July 14 Nuclear Agreement With Iran

This is the standard I use to measure the Agreement: Does it better protect the United States and Israel than any available alternative? This requires examination of both the Agreement and the available alternatives. The two alternatives most often suggested are continuation of the existing sanctions and massive, sustained conventional air attack. Show More Summary

CON GAMES: Print Comes Tumbling Down At Aspen Words

ASPEN, COLORADO--Here's the reveal from Summer Words from Aspen Words: a new wave of editors and agents--no gray hair here--see a world inclusive of the plain old book without putting the same old, same old at the epicenter of publishing. Show More Summary

Colorado Fest Highlights Budding Culture

Festivals, unlike concerts, are a way for the whole family to get away under the stars for a weekend of revelry and color. With Woodstock almost 50 years ago, festival culture (and it's 1960's pioneers) have come of age. This means that...Show More Summary

On Immigration, Trump and Coffman Look the Same, but Are They?

Reflecting yesterday on Donald Trump's recent pledge to deport, cattle-car style, each and every one of the 11 million undocumented immigrants in America -- and then expedite the return of the "good ones"-- the Washington Post's Greg...Show More Summary

9 Ways Search Engine Marketing Is Changing

Every year since 2012, SearchMetrics has released an annual report titled, "SEO Ranking Factors Study". This exhaustive report analyzes the top 30 search results for 10,000 keywords and going through almost 300,000 URLS to find changes...Show More Summary

Every U.S. Governor From Most Liberal to Most Conservative

In the 2014 mid-term elections, the GOP solidified its control of both the House and the Senate. Republicans also dominated when it came to electing governors. There are currently 31 Republican governors and only 18 Democratic ones; Alaska is the only state with an Independent governor. Show More Summary

The 8 Top Southern Dishes

By John T. Edge for Garden & Gun Where to go for the best barbecue, biscuits, fried chicken, and more (From left: Lissa Gotwals; Rush Jagoe; Whitney Ott) Parsed into old-school and new-school categories, the collection that follows showcases my favorites culled from five years on the road, throughout the South and beyond. Show More Summary

Look at All the Hispanics on Los Angeles' "Most Wanted" List!

It's widely known that Donald Trump's angry comments about Mexican immigrants being rapists and horrible people generally are false. Recent immigrants, including undocumented ones, are actually factually less likely to commit crimes than native-born Americans. Show More Summary

Conservative Jeffco School Board Member Sees Threat of Nazis Somewhere

Jeffco School Board member Julie Williams, who's facing a recall campaign to remove her from office, hopped on her Facebook page July 14 and shared a link titled, "How did the Nazis control education?" "Controlling education was a way...Show More Summary

Plunge Into the Past With These Five Historic Swimming Pools

Written by Kara Timberlake Coral Gables' Venetian Pool is a cornerstone of the community. In the wake of our previous historic swimming pools post, we've arranged a tour of five more historic pools to help you escape the sweltering summer heat. Show More Summary

Animal "Euthanasia" Is Too Often Slaughter

I've been long interested in how the word "euthanasia" is misused in different branches of science and in venues where nonhuman animals (animals) are killed because they're no longer needed. Euthanasia is defined as "the practice ofShow More Summary

The Mall Is for All

A recent article in the Denver Post raised concerns about whether enough people "linger" on the 16th Street Mall in downtown Denver. The role of the shuttles, the types of shops on the mall, and the overall environment of the mall are among factors under consideration. Show More Summary

The Best Beach Towns to Explore on Foot

After weeks of uninterrupted summer heat, you might be dreaming of a beach getaway. Refreshing dips in the ocean, sandy beaches, strolls along the boardwalk, sticky ice cream cones and cool breezes are the perfect remedy for the stresses of daily life. Show More Summary

Conservative Jeffco Education Group Has Anti-Gay Lawyer

Republican state senate candidate Tony Sanchez, who lost the a Jeffco race last year to Democrat Andy Kerr, is now directing an organization whose registered agent, Barry Arrington, has a history of making anti-LGBT comments and working for extremist groups. Show More Summary

Marijuana is a Presidential Issue

Discussion of marijuana in the public space has come a long way since Bill Clinton famously claimed he didn't inhale in 1992. We've even come quite a way since Barack Obama said he definitely inhaled because, "That was the whole point," before saying in the same breath that he'd made a lot of mistakes in his youth. Show More Summary

Summer in Steamboat Springs, CO

Steamboat Springs, Colo. is celebrated for the high number of winter Olympic medalists it has produced over the years and thus, travelers from far and wide visit annually to enjoy the slopes and all the snowy fun it has to offer. But...Show More Summary

Coffman Hating Planned Parenthood Again

Just last year, during his re-election campaign, Rep. Mike Coffman was apparently so enamored with Planned Parenthood that he featured the organization's logo in an advertisement. Now, after a bogus video has been released attackingShow More Summary

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