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Obama Promoted Racial Harmony

Race relations are the worst they have ever been in America, a number of my white friends tell me. I have also heard radio and TV shows blame it all on the eight years of Obama's presidency. "He has been the most divisive President ever," they say. Show More Summary

A Short History of Walls

Dear Mr. President, I hear you don't read much, so I'll keep this short and simple. Walls to keep people out are expensive and not very effective. History is littered with failed examples. I learned about the Maginot Line in junior high history - and it's stuck with me. Show More Summary

Protect Our Muslim Neighbors

It's tough to say who has it worst among the victims in Trump's America, but in terms of brazen, unapologetic bigotry, it's safe to say Muslims have the biggest target on their backs now. It's awful and sad and ugly and depressing, and...Show More Summary

On Radio, Gardner Says He Thinks Gorsuch Wrote about Roe v. Wade

Asked by a conservative talk-radio host whether U.S. Senators have private discussions with U.S Supreme Court nominees about cases like Roe v. Wade, U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner (R-CO) said Thursday they "absolutely occur," but Gardner dodged...Show More Summary

Writing A Backup Offer Can Put You In A Home

Shopping for your dream house can be stressful. If you've been house hunting in a hot market, your stress has most likely been compounded by the multiple offer situation. You look long and hard to find a home that fits your needs, wants and desires, you submit your offer and find you're competing against 10 other buyers. Show More Summary

We Marched. Now What?

Like millions of women - and men - I joined the Women's March on January 21st. It's now on record as the biggest demonstration in US history, and the estimates are that in Denver alone, where I was, we had 200,000 people gathered inShow More Summary

When Will Coffman Hold his Promised Town Hall Meeting on Obamacare?

The day after 9News broke the story about U.S. Rep. Mike Coffman (R-Aurora) exiting early out the back door of a library filled with people wanting to ask him about Obamacare, Blair Miller, a reporter for Denver7 News, tweeted, "Gotta...Show More Summary

Colorado Lawmaker Sets Example For Trump, Deletes Fake News

Colorado State Rep. Polly Lawrence (R-Roxborough Park) has set an example for lawmakers everywhere, from Trump on down, by removing a fake-news item from her Facebook page. On Wednesday, I left a phone message for Lawrence, alerting her that back in Nov. Show More Summary

Lawmaker: "We Will Not Go Back in Colorado"

Three days after a "Women's March" drew over 100,000 people to the front of the state Capitol, a coalition of health and justice groups--joined by state lawmakers--gathered inside the building to launch "Women and Families Wednesdays"...Show More Summary

How Reporters Can Do a Better Job Representing the Poor

Reporters covering the Medicaid debate at the Capitol should read Denver Post opinion writer Megan Schrader's column today and act on it. Schrader: "It's simply disingenuous to imply that there are easy cuts to be made in the Medicaid portion of the budget, or to blame the state budget's woes on the expansion pushed by Obama and adopted by Gov. Show More Summary

Opening Shots Fired in GOP Battle to Lead Colorado Republican Party

On Facebook last week, George Athanasopoulos, a candidate in the race to be the next GOP state chair, accused his opponent, Jeff Hays, of being a "former Amycare supporter." Athanasopoulos, a former GOP congressional candidate, is referring to a bill (S.B. Show More Summary

Colorado GOP Leader Deletes Image of Castration Device

Richard Drake, the chair of the Saguache County, Colorado, Republican Party, has apparently removed an meme from his Facebook page depicting a castration device. Accompanying the image were the sentences, "Make'em think twice before entering the ladies room. Show More Summary

"That Mail Box Is Full"

"I'm sorry but that mail box is full." That's what you get when you call the Washington DC line of U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner (R-CO), even though a recorded voice, apparently Gardner's, tells you, "Please leave a message." Gardner's voicemail box has been full for days as citizens have focused on stopping the lawmaker from voting to repeal Obamacare. Show More Summary

Beware of Colorado Republicans Claiming to Have Multiple Replacements for Obamacare

The Colorado Republican congressional delegation is talking a lot about replacements for Obamacare, as if they have something in mind, or many options to choose from, without actually pointing to an actual factual replacement. As an example of how Republicans disguise their absence of a plan as a plan, check out this passage from a Jan. Show More Summary

Colorado Lawmaker Says "Each Individual Has To Be the Arbiter" of Fake News

If the left and right are ever going to agree on ground rules for stopping the spread of fake news, both sides will have to wear gloves and nose clips to endure the rot and stench of some awful Facebook "news"--while we focus on eliminating...Show More Summary

Former Lawmaker Refuses to Delete Fake News Alleging "Assassination of Scalia" by Clintons

At the end of last year, in an investigation of the Facebook pages of Colorado state legislators, I revealed that then State Rep. Gordon Klingenschmitt (R-Colorado Springs) posted a fake-news item claiming that Wikileaks documents proved...Show More Summary

Republican County Leader Suggests Castrating Transgender People Who Use Women's Bathroom

Saguache County, Colorado, Republican Chair Richard Drake apparently shared a Facebook meme last week depicting a castration device with the statement, "Make'em think twice  before entering the ladies room. Share if you know what these...Show More Summary

Congressman Sets Example by Deleting Fake News Tweet

Conservative Colorado activist Kelly Maher tweeted Wednesday that I should launch "57 tweets" at U.S. Rep. Jared Polis because he tweeted information from a Buzzfeed article with unsubstantiated allegations against Trump. In other words,...Show More Summary

Pro-choice Activists Call on Gardner to Reject "Horrifically Anti-Woman" Nominee

NARAL Pro-Choice Colorado called on Colorado Sen. Cory Gardner Monday to oppose the confirmation of anti-choice U.S. Sen. Jeff Sessions, who is Trump's nominee for attorney general. Sessions "couldn't be more at odds with Colorado'sShow More Summary

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