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Move Along to Where? Sweeps Illustrate Inhumane Treatment of Homeless and Vulnerable in Colorado

Denver's recent "sweeps" of people experiencing homelessness are a sad reminder of how inhumanely many Colorado cities treat those among us who already face challenging circumstances. The criminalization of homelessness never rests, and people who are homeless almost never get any peaceful rest as a result. Show More Summary

The Stolen 18: Swaziland Elephants Secretly Shipped to U. S. Zoos to Avoid Legal Challenge

An elephant "abduction": Bad news for elephants A few months ago I wrote an essay with Catherine Doyle and Keith Lindsay called "The Conservation Charade: U.S. Zoos Propose Importing Wild African Elephants" about three zoos proposing to import 18 elephants from Swaziland to the United States. Show More Summary

US Sen. Gardner Slams HuffPo Article On Secretive GOP Meeting to Stop Trump

In a radio interview this morning, U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner denied that he traveled to a meeting at a swanky Georgia resort over the weekend in a last ditch effort to stop Donald Trump from becoming the GOP presidential nominee. "These...Show More Summary

Whose Gold Spoon Is Feeding Nonsense to The Denver Post?

The Denver Post is an outfit that likes to think of itself as standing up for everyday people, who rightfully worry about the ways the rich take advantage of tax loopholes to get richer, while most people are left treading water andShow More Summary

Trump Benefits from the GOP's Embrace of "Leftist, Racist Political Correctness," Says Colorado Republican Leader

Billionaire Donald Trump won in South Carolina because GOP primary voters were angry at establishment Republicans for "submitting to the leftist, racist political correctness and removing the confederate flag without discussion," according...Show More Summary

Buntport Theatre Slathers on the Love and Laughter

A gorgeous Saturday on Larimer Square, you'd almost think it was springtime and lucky girl that I am, I got to sit down with two of Buntport Theater Company's smarty-pants collaborators, Erin Rollman and Brian Colonna. The subject of...Show More Summary

When It Comes to Influencing GOP Legislators, Business Interests Can't Match Koch-Funded Group

Much has been written about the Colorado Democrats' proposal to remove a hospital fee from TABOR restrictions, freeing up about $370 million for highways, schools, and other government projects that lack funding. But one question that...Show More Summary

Colorado Republican Sees Possible End of the GOP

Republican gubernatorial candidate Bob Beauprez, who lost to Gov. John Hickenlooper in 2014, has a message for his fellow Republicans who might be nervous about the future of their party: Beauprez: "At the end of all this, tough as it's going to be, family squabbles can be pretty messy sometimes. Show More Summary

State Sen. Laura Woods' Opposition to Abortion, Even for Rape, May Sink Republicans

Choice issues will continue to impregnate political debate as we head toward November for the simple reason that women, a huge swing voting bloc in Colorado, care about candidates' positions on abortion. Of course they do. That's common...Show More Summary

Trump's Rise Explained

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Colorado Republicans Mostly Won't Say What They Think of Trump

At last night's caucuses, local Republicans generally didn't hold preference polls on the presidential race but there were exceptions, like Adams Country, a swing district north of Denver that might possibly serve as a barometer of how Colorado would have gone on the red side. Show More Summary


In the 2000's I helped pass two bills shoring up Colorado's public employee pension plan (PERA). Having opted out of social security in the 1930's, PERA embodies the State's promise that teachers, judges and snow plow drivers' declining years will not decline into destitution. Show More Summary

The Need for More Like Bernie Sanders: Alternative to Government Of, By and For the Corporations

Unlimited money in politics and the corporate control over our government that it buys have totally subverted U.S. democracy. Too many candidates who take corporate money are in thrall to corporate influence, resulting in government of, by and for big business. Show More Summary

NRA Backed SHARE Act Is About Killing Animals Not Sharing Space and Coexisting Peacefully

Being able to kill animals on public lands will provide "more opportunities for Americans to enjoy the great outdoors" My email inbox has been "ringing" constantly with news that the U. S. House of Representatives passed what has become...Show More Summary

Is Coffman Sorry He Called Obama a "Recruiting Tool" for Terrorists?

Last month, Rep. Mike Coffman wrote on Facebook that Obama is the "real recruiting tool" for terrorists. The Republican Congressman from Aurora made the comment in response to Obama's claim that the U.S. military detention camp at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, known as GITMO, is cited by extremists in recruiting terrorists. Show More Summary

Presidential Voting at Caucuses Could Cause Problems for Republicans

Last year, Colorado Republicans eliminated their nonbinding caucus votes on presidential candidates, but the voting will go on anyway, "for fun," in Adams County, according to Adams Country GOP chair Anil Mathai. Two Denver caucuses,...Show More Summary

Colorado Graffiti Artist 'Gamma' Endorses Bernie Sanders for President

Gamma Acosta is a graffiti artist and activist who has been beautifying neighborhood walls throughout Denver and Colorado for nearly 10 years. I have been following Gamma's artwork for the last 3 of those years. So when I was driving...Show More Summary

State Senator Says Trump No Longer One of Her Favorite Candidates

We're not seeing much support for Donald Trump from local politicians, but there's one Colorado Republican who was openly saying Trump was one of her two favorite presidential candidates. State Sen. Laura Woods (R-Westminster), named Trump last month, along with U.S. Show More Summary

Colorado Springs Mayor Should Ignore Those Animosity-Filled People

Colorado Springs' Republican Mayor John Suthers told the Colorado Springs Gazette Tuesday that turning the hospital provider fee into a TABOR-defined enterprise would be "by far the easiest, least painful solution for the taxpayers" to address Colorado's budget woes. Show More Summary

Neville Joins GOP Medicaid Misinformation Frenzy

Republicans have been blaming Obamacare's expansion of Medicaid, the state-federal health care program for the poor, for Colorado's budget woes--even though the Obamacare expansion of Medicaid didn't cost Colorado anything. State Sen. Show More Summary

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