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Conservative Pundit Praises Democrat Morgan Carroll

Last week on Colorado Public Television's Colorado Inside Out, Dave Kopel showed real independence, not allegiance to the ideology of the right-leaning Independence Institute, where he works, when he called Democrat Morgan Carroll  "formidable" and a "really excellent" candidate to take on Republican Rep. Mike Coffman next year. Show More Summary

My Q and A With doppel Creator and Wearable Tech Expert Fotini Markopoulou

Fotini Markopoulou is a theoretical physicist and hardware tech designer. She is co-founder of Team Turquoise, a wearable tech company that uses research in psycho-physiology to create technology that changes how we perceive, feel and behave. Show More Summary

Facebook Deletes Former Congressman's Suggestion that ISIS Attack Pot Smokers

Facebook deleted a post by Rep. Tom Tancredo in which the former Colorado Congressman advised ISIS not to attack America on July 4 but, instead, "to try something during spring break or the Marijuana smoke out celebrations on April 20."...Show More Summary

Nederland's Bag Tax Disguised As a 'Fee' Violates Colorado's TABOR

Nederland recently became the latest local government to enact a new tax in violation of the Colorado Constitution by disingenuously calling it a fee. The town's board of trustees in May passed an ordinance imposing a 10-cent chargeShow More Summary

Vote Now for Denver's Next Right-Wing Radio Host

Putting its competitive principles where its microphone is, KLZ "The Source" is conducting live "auditions" to replace its morning show host, Randy Corporon, who resigned last month after management pulled the plug on further interviews with former Rep. Show More Summary

Whose Side Is God On?

The three-day Western Conservative Summit, which recently drew six GOP presidential contenders and over 4,000 participants to Denver, featured debates, galas, and speeches by high-profile conservatives. But outside the media spotlight,...Show More Summary

My Q and A With Sleep Expert Mathias Basner on the Science of Sleep

Mathias Basner is an assistant professor of sleep and chronobiology in psychiatry at the University of Pennsylvania's Perelman School of Medicine, and the deputy editor of the journal SLEEP. In answer to my questions, he shared his insights...Show More Summary

Whatever, Sen. Ellen Roberts

State Sen. Ellen Roberts quickly went from being a rarity in Colorado, a Great Republican Hope to defeat Democratic Sen. Michael Bennet, to being just another common Colorado Republican implosion, in the tradition of Ken Buck, ScottShow More Summary

'Do You Secretly Hope You Will Win?' On Raising Multifaith Children

Last year, I had the honor of filming a tribute for our community's Holocaust Memorial Center dinner. As the lights and microphones were being set up around my house, I had the opportunity to have a wonderful, winding conversation with the director. Show More Summary

The 11 Hottest Ice Cream Shops in the U.S.

Summer is back again and that can only mean one thing -- it's time to indulge in a whole lot of ice cream. Click through our list below to find the best spot in your city. Big Gay Ice Cream in Philadelphia Fans of rainbows, unicorns and soft-serve rejoiced when this New York import opened its doors in the spring. Show More Summary

America's Best 20 Hikes

1. Hanging Lake, CO Distance: 3.2 miles round trip | Elevation gain: 1,050 ft | Learn more. Photo: Nicola Easterby 2. The Enchantments, WA Distance: 8 miles round trip | Elevation gain: 2,600 ft | Learn more. Photo: Mikaela Tangeman 3. Show More Summary

Conservatives Bash Gays (Again)

Reporters covering the Western Conservative Summit, a gathering that attracted 4,000 people to the Colorado Convention Center over the weekend, did a good job spotlighting the gay bashing that permeated the event. The Denver Post got the money quote for irony from Sen. Show More Summary

These Are the Busiest Airports for the 4th of July

What's more American than apple pie? Airport security lines as far as the eye can see. The Fourth of July is simultaneously one of the most popular and one of the most expensive weekends to travel. Airfare is only about 4 percent cheaper this year, but travelers will still be out in full force. Show More Summary

The Most Beautiful Places In The Country

By: Matt Meltzer There's a reason that song they play during the seventh-inning stretch at baseball games isn't called "America the Mediocre." First, because then there's no way we could ever get T.I. to live here. But also because,Show More Summary

An Evangelical Minister Explains Marriage to Rick Santorum, Dr. Moore and Mike Huckabee

With its historic ruling on Marriage Equality Friday, the U.S. Supreme Court finally caught up to the movement of the Holy Spirit. That's right. I said it. While many in the church are wringing their hands in a panic, believing the sky...Show More Summary

Top 10 Outlandish Ice Cream Sandwiches to Eat This Summer (PHOTOS)

Welcome to the land of fancy ice cream sandwiches, where donuts, brownies, puff pastries are just some of the anything-but-boring bookends for sweet (and sometimes spicy) cold fillings. From east to west, fine dining restaurants to humble service counter windows, the after-dinner treat is being remade with innovative flavors and haute techniques. Show More Summary

I Think We’ve Had It, Boys

Eight years ago today I started writing things about Denver.  And I wrote.  And wrote.  So much.  Then in 2009 I stopped.  Metroblogs wasn’t doing as well.  There were announcements and things about fundraising a few years back.  Somehow the lights were kept on – and amazingly are still online as of this post’s writing. […]

10 After-Dark Activities to Experience This Summer

Only when the sun goes down can you enjoy some of the best outdoor activities of the summer, and in the cooler night air no less. From stargazing parties to desert garden flashlight tours to evening turtle walks, there's a lot that can be done and enjoyed only at night. Show More Summary

These Are the Busiest Airports for the 4th of July

What's more American than apple pie? Airport security lines as far as the eye can see. The Fourth of July is simultaneously one of the most popular and one of the most expensive weekends to travel. Airfare is only about 4 percent cheaper this year, but travelers will still be out in full force. Show More Summary

My Q and A With William Dement, a True Sleep Studies Pioneer

Dr. William C. Dement, a professor at the Stanford Center for Sleep Sciences and Medicine, is considered the father of sleep medicine. In answer to my questions, he spoke about his early interest in sleep studies, the scientists who inspired him and how the study of sleep has evolved over half a century. Show More Summary

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