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The State of Colorado vs. James Holmes: Why the Death Penalty?

The prosecution has criticized the defense for not turning over their mental health experts' reports and understandably refuses to turn over government experts' reports. While the two sides engage in a standoff, both knowing what they...Show More Summary

5 Tips for Running in Sub-Zero Temperatures

Today was cold. It was teary-eyed, catch-your-breath, ice cream headache cold. But that didn't stop me or thousands of other runners from braving the sub-zero temperatures and enjoying our daily workout despite the frigid winter weather. Show More Summary

Colorado Republicans Battle Each Other

On KLZ 560-AM's "Wake Up with Randy Corporon" Friday, former Republican gubernatorial candidate Steve House officially announced his bid to dislodge Ryan Call from his job as Chair of the Colorado Republican Party. "My phone rings all...Show More Summary

Counter-Terrorism Kickstarter

Want to help stop terrorism? Don't want to pick up a gun? Maybe a campaign on Kickstarter is the place to start. And thereby hangs a tale. You can't meet Silbi Kelly Stanton, the founder and chief executive officer of Peace of the Action,...Show More Summary

Tips for New Runners

A friend recently told me she noticed there seemed to be a fad people were jumping on -- the running fad. At first I didn't like the sound of it because a fad is something that usually passes. But then I realized, with the obesity rate...Show More Summary

I'm Sure Glad I'm Not Sarah Palin's Dog: Dogs Aren't Stools

"Chill. At least Trig didn't eat the dog." I've had a number of people asking me to weigh in on the recent incident in which Trig, Sarah Palin's 6-year-old son, used Jill, their beloved family dog, as a stepping stool. Ms. Palin's thoughtless and heartless comment was, "Chill. Show More Summary

"I Don't Owe People Who Are Here Illegally Anything."

The headline is a quote from Republican Rep. Ken Buck, making us proud just hours before he was sworn in today as a U.S. Representative from Colorado. One wonders if Buck would have said the same thing about my interred illegal immigrant...Show More Summary

10 Easy New Year's Resolutions Anyone Can Achieve

As we enter the new year, we are inundated with thoughts about things we want to achieve in the next year. Often we set our sights so high that by mid-January we have given up. But that's no reason to stop trying! Here are 10 ideas and thoughts that anyone can achieve. 1. Show More Summary

Colorado and Marijuana Legalization One Year Later: What Has Changed?

It will soon be a full year in which adults were allowed to purchase marijuana from state-regulated dispensaries in Colorado. We've already passed the two-year mark allowing adults to possess an ounce of marijuana and use privately.Show More Summary

Let's Make Compassion and Rewilding All the Rage in 2015 and Beyond

Each December, as we roll into a new year, I find myself thinking about what's happened in the past twelve months and what's coming up as we move into a new year, and I'm sure I'm not alone. Because of my own interests in animal protection...Show More Summary

Republican Gadfly on War Path Against Republicans

During this year's GOP primary, top Colorado Republicans, including Colorado GOP Chair Ryan Call and Attorney General John Suthers, claimed to have no knowledge of a GOP-funded campaign attacking Colorado gubernatorial candidateTom Tancredo. Matt...Show More Summary

American Democracy and Torture

I am conscious of my good fortune to have been born into a democratic society. As messy as it can get -- and messy it is these days -- there is nothing more precious than a healthy democracy. As this tumultuous year closes we would all...Show More Summary

Do Cows Moo 'Get Me The Hell Out of Here' on Factory Farms?

New research on "cow talk" shows that mothers and their offspring can communicate using different types of "moos." In a study published in the journal Applied Animal Behaviour Science by Mónica Padilla de la Torre and her colleagues,...Show More Summary

Marijuana Prohibition in Nebraska and Oklahoma Is the Real Nuisance

The attorneys general of Nebraska and Oklahoma have launched a lawsuit against Colorado claiming the state's 2012 voter initiative legalizing, regulating and taxing marijuana is causing marijuana to come into their states, creating a...Show More Summary

Unearthing Ted Turner: Last Stand Is a Fascinating Read

When you hear these provocative topics -- female genital mutilation; rewilding the American West with bison, wolves and grizzly bears; dramatically transforming capitalism as we know it; eradicating nuclear weapons; the actress-activist...Show More Summary

10 Awesome Holiday Gift Ideas for That Fitness Lover in Your Life

The holidays are here... there is a chill in the air, lights everywhere, and Christmas music playing in each store you enter. As you are going through your list of people in your life who deserve a little extra something special, there...Show More Summary

Looking Back at 9 Years of The Colbert Report (VIDEO)

Today, as The Colbert Report airs its final episode, I'm looking back with gratitude on nine years of great television. The Huffington Post and the Report have always had a special bond; after all, it was Stephen who launched our sister site, The Colbuffington Re-Post. Show More Summary

More Nails in the Drug War Coffin: Top Stories of 2014

2014 was another nail in the coffin in the United States' disastrous war on drugs. The majority of the country now supports marijuana legalization and Oregon, Alaska and D.C. made it a reality by legalizing it. World leaders like former...Show More Summary

Fact Check: Police Officer Was Leaving East High Protest When Struck

Denver talk-radio host Dan Caplis implies in a Denver Post op-ed today that an East High School protest should be blamed for the serious injuries suffered by a Denver Police officer struck by a car near the demonstration. KNUS 710-AM's...Show More Summary

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