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African American Addresses Republicans Whose Leader Compared Obama to Chimp

Derrick Wilburn, founder of Rocky Mountain Black Conservatives delivered a keynote address Saturday at the annual Lincoln Day dinner of the Delta County Republican Party, whose leader, Linda Sorenson, found herself in the national spotlight...Show More Summary

Journalists Who Refuse to Take the Same Non-Answer for an Answer

Journalists take a lot of hits these days, but we're all glad they're out there asking questions. The final days of the Republican senatorial primary give us an opportunity to thank journalists for asking candidates a question multipile times when the question isn't answered. This primary season, we added interviews with former State Rep. Show More Summary

New Real Estate Bubble?

Out on the town I'm always asked a few questions about real estate, mostly "How's the market?" It's the follow-up question where it really gets interesting. The last seven years have seen a surge in the metro Denver real estate market as record numbers of buyers look for homes, which in turn has caused prices to jump. Show More Summary

Republican Won't Win GOP Primary Votes by Being Pro-Choice

A huge frustration of Personhood USA folks is the familiar pattern of Colorado Republicans building their political careers and winning primary elections with the help of hard-working anti-choice activists and then buckpedaling away from the "pro-life" loyalists once they face the frowns of general-election voters. See, for example, Sen. Show More Summary

Republican's Facebook Posts Refer to "Black Population" As "Hatred Filled Beings"

Otero County Republican chair Judy Rydberg Reyher says there's no intended racism in her Facebook posts that appear to make sweeping unfavorable comments about African Americans, including, among other things, that African AmericansShow More Summary

Ignite Denver: Changing the World 5 Minutes at a Time

Given a microphone and a stage, you just might be able to change the world -- or your city, your community, or maybe just another person's mind. That's the idea behind Ignite Denver, the triannual community event that provides a public...Show More Summary

Sentence Inflation

In the early 20th Century Lincoln Steffens taught us how to boost newspaper sales by manufacturing a crime wave. In the 1970's Nelson Rockefeller showed politicians how to win elections by capitalizing on a crime wave. Murder, rape and robbery have been with us as long as we've taken breath, enjoyed sex and owned property. Show More Summary

Ask Old Peopole if Medicaid Is Really an "Entitelment Black Hole"

Colorado State Sen. Laura Woods suggested in a radio interview last month that state Republicans wanted Gov. John Hickenlooper to cut health-care for children, elderly, the disabled, and other poor people in exchange for the allowing...Show More Summary

Personal Injury Lawyer Throws Money At District Attorney Races

If you like summer election mysteries, you'll enjoy pondering why personal injury attorney Frank Azar gave $50,000 to a committee backing Denver District Attorney candidate Michael Carrigan. The Colorado Independent's Marrianne Goodland...Show More Summary

Why A "Pro-Life Realist" Backs Abortion Rights

Conservative operative Laura Carno is out with a new book with the ridiculous title of, "Government Ruins Nearly Everything." But the subtitle should keep you from burning the book: "Reclaiming Social Issues from Uncivil Servants." If...Show More Summary

A Message to the DNC Platform Committee From Bernie Supporters

This past Saturday June 11, 2016 there was a meeting of Bernie Supporters at the "Bravehearts for Bernie: a Brews for Bernie event" at Caution Brewing in Colorado. The talk among the people there was not one of defeat or sadness, but...Show More Summary

Take Risks for Athletic Success

This blog will explore the essential role that risk taking plays in athletic success. Before I continue, though, let me preface this discussion by saying that, when I talk about taking risks, I don't mean taking stupid risks such as texting while driving, jumping off the roof of your house, or taking drugs. Show More Summary

A High-Stakes Test of Trump's Impact in Colorado

Depending on where you're coming from, one of the most interesting, important, scary, fun, inspiring, or depressing questions about Trump's triumph among Republicans is, how will he impact down-ticket races? Here in Colorado, no down-ticket seat is more important than that of State Sen. Show More Summary

Why I Shop Local... And Why It's Easier Than You Think

I admit it -- I have an Amazon account. I may love to shop local, but nothing is ever all black or all white, is it? I recognize that sometimes I'm just not going to find what I'm looking for at the local independent shops. And sometimes it's just easier to have it delivered. Show More Summary

Tancredo Trashes Diversity after Orlando Shooting

After the Paris shooting last year, former GOP Congressman Tom Tancredo posted a Facebook image with the words "Celebrating massacre at a time...Coming soon to a concert hall near you." Tancredo posted the meme below on Facebook late last night. Show More Summary

Republican Posts Bigotry on Facebook for Discussion

Adams County Republican Party Vice Chair John Sampson does not believe that a Muslim judge, who chose to take her oath of office with her hand on a Quran, will use Sharia law as the basis of her legal decisions, even though an emailShow More Summary

TrumpWatch: Reporters Doing the Right Thing to Press Colorado Republicans on Trump

It was good to see 9News' Brandon Rittiman and Kyle Clark press Republican U.S. Senate candidates this week about Trump's racist comment that a Hispanic judge won't give Trump a fair shake in court. And also, asking the candidates if...Show More Summary

President Obama and the Bucking Broncos

Photos copyright 2016 It's a welcome respite from Trump headlines. A gleeful President welcoming the Denver Broncos to the White House. The Denver Broncos, including Peyton Manning who was ideally positioned just behind...Show More Summary

Republican Leader Says Colorado GOP Candidate Has 'Ticket on the Titanic'

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell waded into Colorado politics Saturday, telling KNUS 710's Craig Silverman that to accept the endorsement of the Senate Conservative Fund (SCF) is like having a "ticket on the Titanic" So, since Colorado Republican U.S. Show More Summary

Denver Named Fourth Best City in America for Tech Professionals

Denver may be known, in part, for its "Old West" roots, but the Colorado city is all about new tech, according to a recently published study. The personal finance research firm ValuePenguin ranked Denver as the fourth best city for tech careers. Show More Summary

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