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If He Were in Charge, Radio Host Says He Might Execute Obama

I asked a few of my progressive friends, who never listen to talk radio because they believe it spreads the plague through the airwaves, whether they think the conservative hosts fill air time by discussing whether they'd execute Obama. Show More Summary

Pregnancy-Prevention Program Reduces Teen Abortions by 50 Percent--And It's Still Controversial

Last week, the Colorado Department of Health and Ennvironment (CDPHE) blasted a news release to reporters crediting a pregnancy-prevention program for reducing teen abortion and pregnancy rates by 50 percent in Colorado, an increase of over 10 points from a year ago. Show More Summary

Bernie Sanders' Stance on Marijuana Can Pave the Way For Pollution Free Transportation

The Washington Post reports that Presidential Candidate Bernie Sanders proposes to remove Marijuana from the Schedule 1 Federal list of dangerous drugs: Sanders's plan would not automatically make marijuana legal nationwide, but states...Show More Summary

Conservative Jeffco School Board Member Insults Students, Teachers

On a conservative Denver radio show Saturday, embattled Jeffco School Board Chair Ken Witt continued his attack on Jeffco teachers and students, saying that students are essentially pawns, "brought into this kind of thing" to advance the agenda of teachers and unions. Show More Summary

"Pound for Pound": A New Book Shows How Shelter Dogs Loved a Woman Back to Life

A few months ago I was asked to write endorsement for a forthcoming book called Pound for Pound: A Story of One Woman's Recovery and the Shelter Dogs Who Loved Her Back to Life by Shannon Kopp, and I was hesitant because my desk was overflowing with other "stuff" that needed to be done. Show More Summary

The Florida Bear Massacre: This Thrill Killing Event is a Horrific, Unregulated, and Unscientific Brutal Bloodbath

On October 15 I published an essay called "Florida's Upcoming Bear Hunt: A Tragic Failure to Apply Solid Science, Public Opinion, and Compassionate Conservation." I concentrated on what was then an upcoming bear hunt that was thoroughly ill founded in that it ignored public opinion and sound science. Show More Summary

Reporter Allows GOP to Slide on Ticket Controversy

Republicans continue to blame CNBC outright, or imply that CNBC is responsible for severely limiting the number of seats available for today's GOP presidential debate, when, in fact, all signs point to the Republicans as the ones who made the decision to fill only about 1,000 of the 11,000-seat arena at the University of Colorado at Boulder. Show More Summary

Top Reasons Why Republicans Are Distributing So Few Tickets to Their Debate

Here are the top 13 reasons why Republicans are letting only 1,000 people in their 11,000-seat arena to watch today's GOP presidential debate at the University of Colorado at Boulder (and giving CU students just 150 tickets). Republicans are taking a stand against Ticketmaster price gouging with convenience fees. Show More Summary

Minoru Yasui Selected for MLK Award

Minoru Yasui has been posthumously recognized with the Martin Luther King Jr. Business Award in Denver, Colorado, "celebrating content of character." Along with six other recipients, Yasui was selected for his "exemplary social responsibility in adherence with the ideals of Dr. Show More Summary

Republicans Will Be Debating in a Giant Bunker

You have to admire the Republicans for going to Boulder for their debate Wednesday.  It took some serious conservative backbone to descend on a town that stands for so much that Republicans do not. But then what happened? Republicans...Show More Summary

Colorado Is a Good Place to Ask Cruz and Rubio About Personhood

Before Wednesday's Republican debate in Colorado, home of the personhood movement, it's worth a quick review of the top GOP candidates' positions on personhood laws, which would ban abortion by giving legal rights to zygotes (fertilized eggs). Show More Summary

Bringing Endangered Ferrets Back to their Historic Habitat

Seabiscuit and Louise have an important role at the Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge (Arsenal) -- and they are up for the challenge. Stationed close to the park's visitor center, these two are the "ambassador" black-footed...Show More Summary

Colorado GOP Loses a Critic

The Colorado Republican Party is likely smiling at the news that Ken Clark, former KLZ talk-radio host and GOP thorn-in-the-ass, is leaving Colorado for a job with Citizens for Self Governance, where he'll be working to organize a "Convention of States" as allowed by the U.S. Show More Summary

Is Trophy Hunting Really Trophy Murder? Intentions and Words Should Matter

"Still, the need to hurt animals that some children feel doesn't explain why some adults hunt and kill large, and often dangerous, animals that they have no intention of eating. I have searched the psychology literature and, while there's...Show More Summary

Local TV Station Hits Home Run With Political Interview Show

Denver's NBC affiliate is showing the world (or, let's hope, at least other Denver television stations) how to air a longish-form political interview TV program--and make it interesting and important in the new media landscape. LastShow More Summary

Florida's Upcoming Bear Hunt: A Tragic Failure to Apply Solid Science, Public Opinion, and Compassionate Conservation

As evidence mounts around the globe that the emerging principles of compassionate conservation can succeed in resolving conflicts between human and nonhuman animals (animals) while respecting the needs of all stakeholders (see, for example,...Show More Summary

Tancredo Says Republican Establishment Won't Launch Torpedoes Against their Own This Time

As State Sen. Tim Neville of Littleton starts to make his case for taking on Democratic Sen. Michael Bennet, he's embracing his conservative background, not trying to modify or conceal it, framing himself as the kind of no-compromise conservative who will shut down the government, if necessary, to get the job done. Show More Summary

Employee Morale: 5 Tips For Happier Employees

In a recent article, I was quoted saying a great leader knows the importance of surrounding himself with even smarter team members. This is a hard truth too many entrepreneurs ignore. Hiring smarter people will help you build a successful,...Show More Summary

Congressman Plays Both Sides in the Republican vs. Republican War

Colorado Congressman Ken Buck likes to sound like a Tea Party extremist on talk radio and then go back to Washington and compromise. And talk radio hosts don't seem to care. On the radio, he brags about his principled stances against immigration, the safety net, and gun control. Show More Summary

Boulder, Colorado Bear Killing Challenges Anthrozoology: Why Not Just Say 'No'

"There comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular, but he must take it because conscience tells him it is right." Martin Luther King Jr. A mother bear was tragically and unnecessarily killed in Boulder, Colorado, on Thursday October 8. Show More Summary

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