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Professor Apologizes for Radio Comments Attacking Snowflake Students Wearing Safety Pins

An assistant professor of legal studies at Colorado Christian University apologized Friday for "any offense" she might have caused in stating during a radio show Wednesday that she'd fail students who "wear a safety pin and ask for a...Show More Summary

No Safety Pins or Snowflakes at Christian University, Says Professor

"I'm sure at Colorado Christian University, there are a lot of safe spaces right now," said KLZ radio's Dan Meurer in introducing an interview segment with guest host Jenna Ellis, an assistant professor of legal studies and leadership at...Show More Summary

In Trump Era, What To Do about Bigots on Colorado Talk Radio?

Bigotry toward Muslims is part of the hot air on some Colorado talk-radio shows, so much so that you get inured to it and kind of accept it. But now that Trump is about to be president, the air seems a lot hotter, and it's impossible...Show More Summary

Misunderstanding Of Electoral College Clouds Debate And Obstructs Reform

The results of the 2016 presidential election in which the electoral vote did not match the so-called popular vote has predictably resulted in demands for the abolition of the Electoral College and calls to aid and abet the duly elected...Show More Summary

Advocacy journalism is expanding in Colorado. Can you trust it?

While most people were asleep last week, the Colorado Independent's Corey Hutchins reported that Denver Post political reporter John Frank's view, offered during a panel discussion Nov. 15, that partisan news seems to be expanding in...Show More Summary

Conservative Writer Wants to Steal my Liberal Flag and Fly It Himself

If you read longtime Colorado writer Ari Armstrong, you know he swims in (mostly) conservative circles, but he's frustrated with today's liberals and conservatives. He's an outspoken proponent of abortion rights and drug legalization, for example, but he also opposes, generally, progressive government do-good programs. Show More Summary

Small Business Saturday: Where to Shop Small in Denver

I've never been a fan of Black Friday. My preferred post-Thanksgiving activity is lounging on a couch with a movie and leftovers. I definitely don't want to be anywhere near a stuffy, airless shopping mall crammed with crowds. But, Small Business Saturday is a different story. Show More Summary

Spreading Fake News

Republican leaders in Colorado did their part in spreading fake news and/or falsehoods on Facebook during the election, as Charles Buchanan has been pointing out on the Colorado Times Recorder. Below, I've pulled together a few examples...Show More Summary

Six Mistakes to Avoid When Selling Your Home

You want to sell your house, right? And you'd like to do that quickly and for the most money possible, right? Here in Denver, where there is very low inventory and buyers compete for properties, our hot market won't be kind to a seller who doesn't have his act together. Show More Summary

First Nighter: "Terms of Endearment" Not Endearing on Stage, Gideon Irving Happily Declares "My Name is Gideon," GQ and JQ (W)rap "Othello" in "Othello the Remix"

It's been a losing week in theaters for arguing the preeminence of movies over theater. An anemic stage adaptation by Tom Schulman of his Dead Poets Society screenplay has just opened at the Classic Stage Company, and a by-the-numbers adaptation by Dan Gordon of James L. Show More Summary

How a Refusal to Lie Changed Colorado History

Rolly Fischer, who bravely fought off 2o1o GOP gubernatorial candidate Scott McInnis' attempts to blame him for McInnis' plagiarized water articles, died last week in Glenwood Springs. Fischer went from "irascible" water nerd to cult...Show More Summary

Panel Discussion: Journalism and the 2016 Election

Share your love or hatred of political journalism by joining a panel of journalists and media observers Tuesday, Nov. 15, for a discussion of media coverage of the election, particularly in Colorado. The panelists are:  Lisa Cutter,Show More Summary

Colorado GOP Official Leaves Republican Party and Sees "Exodus" Coming

In what could presage the upending of the Republican Party after next tomorrow's election, Elbert County Commissioner Robert Rowland has left the GOP with a blazing facebook post alleging corruption, weakness, disorganization, and cluelessness. Rowland...Show More Summary

Good Will Toward Planned Parenthood Spell Defeat for Anti-Choice Lawmakers

The combination Trump's "misogyny," last year's murders at a Colorado Springs clinic, and the popularity of Planned Parenthood is translating into votes for pro-choice candidates in Colorado, according to Planned Parenthood Votes Colorado...Show More Summary

The Lender Letter and Why You Need One

When I started out in real estate more than a decade ago, I remember one of the "Big Girl" agents telling me she wouldn't put a buyer in the car if they weren't pre-approved. I thought that was harsh and a bit self-serving but it didn't...Show More Summary

Republicans Go Every Which Way and Both Ways on Trump

The story of Trump's impact on Colorado's election is unfolding in front of us in the strangest ways, with Colorado Republicans going every which way and both ways when it comes to the mogul. A unique approach to Trump has been taken...Show More Summary

Best Local Journalism of the Election Season

Here are my favorite election stories by local journalists: Denver 7's Marshall Zelinger of course gets the top prize in both the journalism and entertainment categories. His series of stories showing forged signatures on the ballot-access petitions of former GOP State Rep. Show More Summary

Colorado Republicans Contradict Each Other On Election Fraud

John Sampson, a former Republican state senate candidate who resigned this month from his position as Adams County GOP vice chair, agrees with Donald Trump that Democrats and others in the United States "rig elections and engage in systemic...Show More Summary

Little-Known Race Deserves More of the Spotlight

It's great to see a few of our city's big bad news outlets (CPR, Denver Post, Fox 31 Denver, and KMGH-TV Denver 7) finally getting around to covering Arvada's state senate race, which will likely determine control of Colorado government. But...Show More Summary

Colorado Initiative 71 Promoted On False Pretenses: A Trojan Horse for Corporate Power Grab

Colorado Initiative 71 is brought to the state by an alliance of corporate lobbies led by Oil and Gas, and their political friends in high places. It reflects the vision of the Koch-funded American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC)...Show More Summary

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